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Certificate of Study in Dance

The certificate program is a 1-year option for any qualified professional dancer to assess whether they have the interest and aptitude for entering an undergraduate dance program. The certificate program has no entrance requirement beyond possession of a high school diploma or GED equivalency. Curriculum for the certificate program will be 100% transferable into the Part-Time Professional Option of the Drexel Dance Major Program.

The dance certificate program consists of 18 credits of undergraduate work. The student will begin in the summer term with one or two of the following courses:

  • DANC 116: Dance and Fitness
  • DANC 100: Survey of Dance Studies

During the terms following, the student will enroll in four more courses:

  • DANC 115: Introduction to Dance
  • DANC 135: Rhythmic Study for Dance
  • DANC 215: Dance Appreciation
  • DANC 216: Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis