Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2014-27
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Eduardo Pagan, Chair
Date of First Reading: November 4, 2013
Date of Second Reading: December 2, 2013
Title of Motion: Request from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts – School of Film, Dance and Theatre – for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BA in Performance and Movement
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts – School of Film, Dance and Theatre – for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BA in Performance and Movement.
Rationale: Designed to take fullest advantage of the cross-disciplinary offerings in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre, the BA in Performance and Movement--with specialized tracks-will provide students with a wide diversity of movement and performance training, as well as a solid foundation in creative practice within the context of a liberal arts degree. It also provides a place for those students interested in dance, but not in the more selective and intensive BFA in Dance degree while articulating with Arizona Community Colleges. The School of Film, Dance and Theatre provides a dynamic and culturally diverse learning environment in which students develop as creative artists, scholars and educators. The BA in Performance and Movement provides an interdisciplinary performance curriculum promoting innovative collaboration and a holistic approach to acquiring skills for successful career transitions.