The School of Film, Dance and Theatre provides a dynamic and culturally diverse learning environment in which students develop their creativity as artists, scholars and educators. The interdisciplinary curriculum promotes creative collaboration and a holistic approach to acquiring skills for successful career transitions. Movement practices, performance and creativity practice define the core of the program. The rich educational experience is further enhanced by studies in criticism, dance cultures, dance history, digital media, movement science, music, philosophy, production, somatics, pedagogy and leadership.


  • Students are required to meet with an advisor in the Herberger Office of Student Success prior to declaring the concentration.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 19 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • Students must maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher for Dance courses.
  • * Consult with a Herberger academic advisor when selecting DCE 194, DCE 294 or DCE 394 Special Topics courses.
  • Additional information about the School of Film, Dance and Theatre is available at:
  • M - Course transfer equivalent available from Maricopa County Community College District, details are provided on the Transfer Information tab.


Non-Major Technique 4 Hours Required
Select courses from the following:

DCE 110 Argentine Tango I (2)

DCE 111 Raqs Sharqi I (2)

DCE 112 Capoeira I (2)

DCE 113 Dances of Africa 1 (2)

DCE 114 Dances of India I (2)

DCE 115 Yoga I (2) (Credit is allowed for only DCE 115 or 194 (Yoga I))

DCE 116 T'ai Chi Ch'uan I (2)

DCE 117 Feldenkrais I (2)

DCE 118 Yoga/Pilates (2)

DCE 120 Modern Dance 1 (2)

DCE 121 Ballet 1 (2)

DCE 122 Jazz I (2)

DCE 123 Hip Hop I (2)

DCE 124 Latin/Swing/Ballroom I (2)

DCE 125 Latin/Salsa I (2)

DCE 126 Country-Western (2)

DCE 137 African and Diaspora Movement Practices I, (2)

DCE 194 Special Topics (1-3)* (Credit is allowed for only DCE 115 or 194 (Yoga I))

DCE 210 Argentine Tango II (2) (Prerequisite: DCE 110 or DAN/DCE 194 Argentine Tango I)

DCE 211 Raqs Sharqi II (2) (Prerequisite: DCE 111 or DAN 194 Raqs Sharqi I)

DCE 216 T'ai Chi Ch'uan II (2) (Prerequisites: DCE 116 or DAN 194 T'ai Chi Ch'uan I)

DCE 220 Modern Dance 2 (2) (Prerequisites: Students who have credit for DAN 130-Modern II-topic 38 may not enroll in DCE 220)

DCE 221 Ballet 2 (2)

DCE 222 Jazz II (2) (Prerequisite: DCE 122 or DAN 130 Jazz I)

DCE 223 Hip Hop II (2) (Prerequisites: DCE 123 or DAN 194 Hip Hop I)

DCE 224 Latin/Swing/Ballroom II (2) (Prerequisite: DCE 124 or DAN 194 Latin/Swing/Ballroom I)

DCE 225 Latin/Salsa II (2) (Prerequisites: DCE 125 or DAN 194 Latin/Salsa I)

DCE 233 Urban Movement Practices II (3)

DCE 234 Postmodern Contemporary II (3)

DCE 235 Contemporary Ballet II (2)

DCE 236 Somatic Practices II (3)

DCE 237 African and Diaspora Movement Practices II (3)

DCE *94 Special Topics*

DCE 324 Latin/Swing/Ballroom III (2) (Prerequisites: DCE 224 or DAN 294 Latin/Swing/Ballroom II)

DCE 333 Urban Movement Practices III (3)

DCE 334 Postmodern Contemporary III (3)

DCE 335 Contemporary Ballet III (2)

DCE 336 Somatic Practices III (3)

DCE 337 African and Diaspora Movement Practices III (3)

Theory 3 Hours Required
Select courses from the following:

DCE 100 Introduction to Dance, HU & G (3)M

DCE 201 Dance, Culture, and Global Context, HU & G (3)(Prerequisites: DCE 201 with C or better)

Theory 3 Hours Upper Division
Select courses from the following:

DCE 240 Media for Dance, CS (3)

DCE 300 Moving Histories (3)

DCE 301 Meaning in Motion (3)

DCE 350 Dance in the Classroom: Learning through Movement (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 102, 105 or 108 with C or better; Junior standing)

DCE 402 Ethnography of Dance Practices, (L or HU) & G (3) (Prerequisite: DCE 201 with C or better)

Electives 9 Hours Upper Division
Select in consultation with an advisor in the Herberger Office of Student Success.

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult for verification.









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