Degree Plan


SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER PROGRAM PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Semester I CR
EDUC-1300 Learning Framework: Effective Strategies for College Success 3 Note: All first-time Austin Community College (ACC) students with fewer than 12 SCH of successful college credit must take the EDUC 1300 course in their first semester at ACC. All other students may select any course from the Component Area Option section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
Skills Requirement(s): E – Reading & Writing.
ENGL-1301 English Composition I 3 Skills Requirement(s): E – Reading & Writing.
Prerequisite(s): TSI complete in reading and writing or exempt.
DANC-2303 Dance Appreciation 3 Skills Requirement(s): E – Reading & Writing.
DANC-1241 Beginning Ballet OR
DANC-2241 Intermediate Ballet
2 Skills Requirement(s) DANC-1241: E – Reading & Writing.
Skills Requirement(s) DANC-2241: E – Reading & Writing.
Prerequisite(s) DANC-2241: DANC 1141, DANC 1241 or equivalent.
DANC-1201 Dance Composition – Improvisation 2 Skills Requirement(s): E – Reading & Writing.
DANC-2289 Academic Cooperative in Dance Production 2 Skills Requirement(s): E – Reading & Writing.
  15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester II    
ENGL-1302 English Composition II 3 Skills Requirement(s): E – Reading & Writing.
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1301 or equivalent with minimum grade of C.
HIST-1301 United States History I 3 Skills Requirement(s): E – Reading & Writing.
MATH-1332 Contemporary Mathematics 3 Note: Or select another course from the Mathematics section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
Skills Requirement(s): S – Math.
Prerequisite(s): MATD 0385, MATD 0485, or NCBM 0185 with a grade of C or higher. Or a satisfactory score on the TSI Mathematics Assessment or completion of TSI requirements in mathematics.
DANC-1305 World Dance 3 Skills Requirement(s): E – Reading & Writing.
DANC-1245 Beginning Modern Dance OR
DANC-2245 Intermediate Modern Dance
2 Skills Requirement(s) DANC-1245: E – Reading & Writing.
Skills Requirement(s) DANC-2245: E – Reading & Writing.
Prerequisite(s) DANC-2245: DANC 1145, DANC 1245 or equivalent experience.
DANC-1151 Freshman Dance Performance 1 Skills Requirement(s): E – Reading & Writing.
  15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester III    
HIST-1302 United States History II 3 Skills Requirement(s): E – Reading & Writing.
GOVT-2305 United States Government 3 Skills Requirement(s): E – Reading & Writing.
BIOL-1309 Life on Earth 3 Note: Or select another course from the Life and Physical Sciences section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
Skills Requirement(s): E – Reading & Writing.
DANC-1247 Beginning Jazz Dance OR
DANC-2247 Intermediate Jazz Dance
2 Skills Requirement(s) DANC-1247: E – Reading & Writing.
Skills Requirement(s) DANC-2247: E – Reading & Writing.
Prerequisite(s) DANC-2247: DANC 1147, DANC 1247 or equivalent experience.
DANC-1112 Dance Practicum 1 Skills Requirement(s): E – Reading & Writing.
DANC-1301 Dance Composition – Choreography 3 Skills Requirement(s): E – Reading & Writing.
Prerequisite(s): DANC 1101 or DANC 1201.
  15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester IV    
GOVT-2306 Texas State and Local Government 3 Skills Requirement(s): E – Reading & Writing.
PHIL-1301 Introduction to Philosophy 3 Note: Or select another course from Component Area Option section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
Skills Requirement(s): E – Reading & Writing.
PSYC-2301 Introduction to Psychology 3 Note: Or select another course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
Skills Requirement(s): E – Reading & Writing.
ENVR-1301 Introduction to Environmental Science 3 Skills Requirement(s): E – Reading & Writing.
DANC-2151 Sophomore Dance Performance OR
DANC-2389 Academic Cooperative in Dance
1-3 Skills Requirement(s) DANC-2151: E – Reading & Writing.
Skills Requirement(s) DANC-2389: E – Reading & Writing.
DANC-2245 Intermediate Modern Dance OR
DANC-2241 Intermediate Ballet OR
DANC-2247 Intermediate Jazz Dance
2 Skills Requirement(s) DANC-2245: E – Reading & Writing.
Prerequisite(s) DANC-2245: DANC 1145, DANC 1245 or equivalent experience.
Skills Requirement(s) DANC-2241: E – Reading & Writing.
Prerequisite(s) DANC-2241: DANC 1141, DANC 1241 or equivalent.
Skills Requirement(s) DANC-2247: E – Reading & Writing.
Prerequisite(s) DANC-2247: DANC 1147, DANC 1247 or equivalent experience.
  15-17 Program Semester Hours
Total Program Hours: 60-62  

Refer to catalog.austincc.edu/course-descriptions for more information on courses in this program plan.

Transfer Information

The Associate of Arts degree in Dance is designed to allow students to complete the first two years of study towards a bachelor’s degree in dance. Students are strongly encouraged to select a transfer destination by the time they have completed 24 semester credit hours.

Advice for students planning to transfer:

1. Meet with the department chair as soon as you decide where you want to go to make sure you are on track.
2. Take additional dance technique, improvisation or choreography classes to brush up on your audition skills! To avoid using financial aid on extra classes, enroll in CE Lifelong Learning dance courses here: continue.austincc.edu. These classes are less expensive than private studio classes.

Common majors dance students pursue at a four-year institution include: Dance, Dance Performance, Dance Science, Theater and Dance – Dance Emphasis, Performance Studies

Transfer Guides: The universities listed here do not constitute an ACC endorsement. Transfer course evaluations and determination of what courses will count toward a bachelor’s degree are made by the receiving transfer institution.  

The University of Texas at Austin: https://admissions.utexas.edu/apply/transfer-resources/acc-transfer-guides
Texas State University: https://www.admissions.txstate.edu/future-students/transfer/tpg.html
Texas A&M University: https://admissions.tamu.edu/transfer/majors
Texas Tech University: https://catalog.ttu.edu/content.php?catoid=9&navoid=996
Texas Woman’s Universityhttps://twu.edu/undergraduate-studies/transfer-resources/texas-community-college-transfer-guides/ 
Stephen F. Austin University: https://ssb.sfasu.edu/sg/wf_cc_planning_guide.p_2_year_planning_guide 
Sam Houston State University: http://www.shsu.edu/admissions/transfer/joint-admissions/austin/ 
The University of Houston: https://uh.edu/undergraduate-admissions/apply/transfer/transfer-equivalency-guides/

Reverse Transfer: If you transfer to a four-year institution prior to graduating from ACC, you can still earn your associate degree through reverse transfer. More information on the reverse transfer process and requirements can be found at www.austincc.edu/students/transfer-services/reverse-transfer.

Additional Transfer Resources: ACC’s transfer website provides information on additional colleges & universities: http://www.austincc.edu/transferguides. Students are encouraged to consult with a faculty advisor, area of study advisor, and/or their chosen transfer institution to ensure courses taken at ACC will apply toward their bachelor’s degree program.

Career Information

Some career opportunities in this field may require completion of a bachelor’s degree or higher. 

Regional Labor Market Information: Below are common job titles that are associated with this educational major. Clicking on any linked job title(s) will take you to a website that offers specific information about that particular job. Such information includes:

  • Information about employment opportunities in the Austin – Round Rock, TX Region
    • General wages for new and experienced workers
    • Number of companies that posted job announcements since July 2017
    • Number of posted job announcements since July 2017
    • Number of employed workers in these jobs
    • Skills that employers are looking for
  • Daily tasks related to the job
  • National education attainment level
  • Employment projections
  • Annual job openings
  • Live job postings, when available

Common Job Titles (with Links to Career Coach):
DancerChoreographerProducerTechnical Directors/ManagerSet and Exhibit Designer.
Other job titles a dance major may work toward: Artistic Director, Costume Designer, Dance Critic, Dance Educator, Dance Historian, Dance Scholar, Lighting Designer, Performance Artist, Pilates Instructor, Production Manager, Rehearsal Director, Stage Manager, Stage Technician, Yoga Instructor, Dance therapists, Private Dance School Teachers, Dance Fitness Trainers and Instructors

Career Resources: The ACC Career Services website provides information on career exploration and employment at http://www.austincc.edu/career. Students are encouraged to consult with their area of study advisor for additional career assistance. The above information is provided as a guide and reference tool for occupations related to this program. This is not a guarantee of job placement in any of these occupations after successful completion of an ACC program. The common job titles listed are representative titles and are provided for career exploration.