Visual and Performing Arts, Dual BA - Theatre & Dance

Visual & Performing Arts, BA

Theatre & Dance (Dual Major)

Course Delivery

On Campus

Total Credits

120 Credits

About the Program

The Theatre & Dance Dual Major program at UCCS is designed to prepare students for a career in theatre or dance with strong experience in both, while also providing cross-disciplinary breadth in other arts disciplines.

Focus of Study

The Theatre & Dance program represents the importance of the inter-disciplinarity of the program.

The dual concentration provides a strong foundation in performance histories and practice, including acting, dancing, directing, choreography, and technical production, as well as a broad background in visual and performing arts.

Students pursuing the dual concentration will work with faculty to create a balance of theatre and dance courses.

Program Requirements

The Dual Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Visual and Performing Arts - Theatre & Dance requires the following:

  • A minimum of 60 credit hours of VAPA coursework. At least 38 of those hours must be upper division (courses numbered 3000 or higher).
  • A minimum of 9 hours of VAPA Core 1000- and 3000-level courses.
  • A grade of C or better in courses applied to the major.
  • A minimum 2.0 GPA must be maintained in all VAPA coursework.

Program Coursework

Department Core 9 Credit Hours
  • VAPA 1000

Theatre & Dance Core

Lower-division Courses

13 Credit Hours
  • THTR 1000 or DNCE 1000
  • THTR 2000
  • THTR 2020
  • DNCE 2700

Theatre & Dance Core

Upper-division Courses

18 Credit Hours
  • THTR 3201
  • THTR 3202
  • DNCE 3201
  • DNCE 3202
  • THTR 4060
  • DNCE 4700
  • THTR or DNCE 3390
  • THTR or DNCE 3391
  • THTR or DNCE 3392
  • Capstone 4393
  • (1) Additional Course
THTR or DNCE Electives 15 Credit Hours 9 credits must be from upper-division courses


For additional details regarding the program coursework, please visit the Academic Catalog.

Admission Details

To learn more about admission requirements and the application process, please visit the UCCS Admissions page.

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