A.A. in Liberal Arts - Arts, Humanities & Communications Emphasis
A.A. in Dance
(with General Education Requirements Option A)
A.A. in Musical Theater
Certificate in Musical Theater
Employment Concentration Certificate(s)
The Dance Program at MSJC provides a two-year concentration
for students pursuing academic studies in dance, culminating
in a non-transfer Associates of Art degree in Dance and/or a
Certificate in Musical Theater. Multi-faceted curricula in the
theory and practice of the discipline facilitate matriculation
to a four-year institution. Challenging coursework, dance
touring and performance opportunities are presented in order
to prepare the serious student. A hallmark of the program is the
ability for students to commit to professional technical training,
choreographic inquiry, performance and historical studies of
dance within a nurturing, liberal arts college environment.
Course offerings include ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop and
tap dance techniques, ballroom and world dance forms,
conditioning and alignment for dance, choreography,
improvisation and dance history.
Additionally, the program provides extended training of
the emerging choreographic and performing artist through
advanced coursework in dance composition and technique, and
numerous concerts and informal showings throughout the year.
A balanced program of critical thinking, choreographic inquiry
and performance contextualizes the student’s understanding
of the impact of dance within the contemporary world. For
individuals currently working within these fields, there may be
potential for salary and/or career advancement.