Honors Program

The Dance Program does offer students the opportunity to graduate with Honors. To be eligible to apply for departmental honors, students must have a minimum of 90 credits, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30, a minimum major GPA of 3.50, and an identified faculty advisor. To apply for departmental honors, please fill out the dance honors application (PDF) and make an appointment with the dance advisor.

Graduating "With Honors" From The Dance Honors Program

Requirements for graduating "with honors" from the Honors Program in dance include the completion of an honors research project. The honors research project should not exceed six quarters of study and includes the following requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of 90 college credits, including two courses at the 300 or 400 level in the dance major.
  • Identification of faculty advisor prior to submission of the Honors application.
  • Submission of Honors application to Dance Program Advisor during the quarter prior to projected commencement of Honors Program study and no later than four quarters prior to graduation.

Requirements for graduation “with distinction” from the Honors Program in dance

  • Minimum cumulative UW GPA of 3.3 or above
  • Minimum cumulative GPA in dance of 3.5 or above
  • Fulfillment of dance major requirements
  • An Honors Research Project, not to exceed six quarters of study, including the following:

Documentation Requirement

The Honors Research Project should be documented in via a 15-25 page paper or a significant performance project and accompanying final documentation.

  • 12-16 credits beyond the requirements of the dance major, including:
    • DANCE 417 HONORS THESIS, totaling 6 – 8 credits, as proposed in the Honors application
    • two courses relating to field of research within or outside of the Dance Program, totaling 6 –8 credits, as proposed in the Honors application
  • Documentation of research in one of the following formats:

A 15-25 Page Paper

  • Preliminary research proposal and timeline submitted to faculty advisor during the first week of the first quarter of the Honors Program study
  • Final research proposal and timeline submitted to faculty advisor no later than the last day of the first quarter of the Honors Program study
  • Oral presentation of research no later than six quarters from commencement of Honors Program study

A significant performance project (choreography, reconstruction, performance, site-specific work, film/video project)

  • Preliminary project proposal and timeline submitted to faculty advisor during the first week of the first quarter of the Honors Program study
  • Final project proposal and timeline submitted to faculty advisor no later than the last day of the first quarter of the Honors Program study
  • Final documentation of the performance project no later than six quarters from commencement of Honors Program study in a format such as:
    • an oral presentation,
    • a 15-page reflective paper,
    • a public lecture demonstration,
    • a blog and video archive of performance activities, or an alternative format as approved by the faculty advisor.

     

Dance Honors Application (PDF)