Community Dance Certificate – CTCDCG
School of Dance
137 Putnam Hall
Athens, Ohio 45701
Delivery Mode: Athens Campus
Terms of Entry: Fall
Enrollment Eligibility: Current degree-seeking student
The program in Community Dance emphasizes the creative process as a form of collaboration, through which dance can be an adaptable, inclusive, socially relevant practice. The Graduate Certificate in Community Dance prepares professionals ready to create and lead community dance projects focused on wellness, health, education, activism, or other initiatives. Courses include studio practice in dance technique and composition; theoretical, practical, and historical investigations of dance as a community form; dance research; and project planning. This program harnesses the resources of the School of Dance BFA and BA programs, which create a rich culture of studio practice and performance in which graduate students can deepen their understanding of their art form while developing professional competencies as arts administrators and leaders.
Certificate Learning Outcomes
- evaluate, critique, and synthesize scholarship on community dance practices
- demonstrate strong professional skills, including effective communication, creative problem-solving, organization, and administration
- refine proficiency in dance-movement practices
- create and lead dance experiences that foster community and enhance civic responsibility
Opportunities upon Completion
Community dance integrates arts learning and participation into the lives of children, seniors, youth, and other populations. Graduates of the Certificate in Community Dance will understand the artistic discipline of dance as well as how to bring dance to a diverse range of communities. They will be entrepreneurial, able to create their own opportunities by developing proposals to meet the needs of organizations, schools, and community partners. Relevant career paths include community dance practitioner, arts administrator, cultural advisor/educator, director of recreational dance program, and community youth group leader.
Admission to the Certificate in Community Dance requires an interview with the dance faculty and submission of a resume that details dance education and experience.
This certificate program alone does not permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this certificate.
12 TOTAL credit hours.