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OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

Community Dance Certificate

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Community Dance Certificate – CTCDCG

School of Dance
137 Putnam Hall
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701

Delivery Mode: Athens Campus

Terms of Entry: Fall

Enrollment Eligibility: Current degree-seeking student

Certificate Overview

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

Students will:

  • 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 Requirements

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.

International Students

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.

Completion Requirements

12 TOTAL credit hours.

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