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University of Calgary Calendar 2016-2017 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.58 School of Creative and Performing Arts 4.58.3 Combined BA (Dance)/BKin (Kinesiology)
4.58.3 Combined BA (Dance)/BKin (Kinesiology)

This five-year program leads to a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the Faculty of Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the Faculty of Arts. A minimum of 150 units (25.0 full-course equivalents) must be successfully completed.


Students must meet the admissions requirements for both the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Kinesiology (see A.2 Undergraduate Admission).


Students must adhere to the applicable Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.4 Graduation except that students are exempt from the requirement to take 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) from the Faculty of Science.

The combined BA (Dance)/BKin (Kinesiology) requires at least 150 units (25.0 full-course equivalents) and the successful completion of both degree requirements as outlined below. A maximum of 60 units (10.0 full-course equivalents) may be at the junior level.


Dance Courses: 48 units (8.0 full-course equivalents), to a maximum of 60 units (10.0 full-course equivalents), including:

36 units (6.0 full-course equivalents) from the following required courses:

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) from the following Studio Options:

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) from the following Theory Options:

C. Other Requirements

  • 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) from the Field of Fine Arts (non-Dance)


Refer to 4.2.8 Combined BA (Dance)/BKin (Kinesiology) in the Faculty of Kinesiology section of this Calendar.


  • The program requires careful selection of courses to complete all of the requirements of the two Faculties. When choosing their courses, students are urged to work closely with advisors in the Student Programs Office of Kinesiology, the Faculty of Arts program advisors located in the Arts Students' Centre and undergraduate program administrator for Dance.
  • Dance 427 and 481 are not offered every year. These courses are required without exception. Students must arrange their schedule to accommodate the alternating timetable.