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The School of the Arts and Architecture's Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance offers two undergraduate majors, one in Dance, the other in World Arts and Cultures, and both lead to the Bachelor of Arts degree. Both majors are designed to offer choice and flexibility while maintaining balance and rigor. Coursework for the majors is taken in conjunction with the general education requirements for the School of the Arts and Architecture and the University.

At the outset, students choose one of two majors: Dance or World Arts & Cultures (WAC).

Undergraduate Majors:

Dance Major Curriculum 

Dance Major Learning Outcomes


WAC Major Curriculum

WAC Major Learning Outcomes


Comprehensive information on the undergraduate curriculum for current students can be found in the 2018-2019 Undergraduate Handbook.

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Tue Jan 29 @ 1:30PM
Moving through Risk and Failure: Play, Resilience, & Martial Arts
Fri Feb 01 @ 8:00PM
Wacsmash
Sat Feb 02 @ 3:00PM
Wacsmash 2019
Sat Feb 02 @ 8:00PM
Wacsmash 2019
WACD alum Meena Murugesan wins Bessie Award

WACD alum Meena Murugesan wins Bessie Award

Bessie Awards -The New York Dance and Performance Awards OUTSTANDING VISUAL DESIGN: Mimi Lien, Peiy...
Lula Washington on KCET

Lula Washington on KCET

For Lula and Erwin Washington, the Lula Washington Dance Theatre is more than just a building or st...
Shweta Saraswat joins ACTA

Shweta Saraswat joins ACTA

After National Search, ACTA Welcomes Three Exceptional Staff Members. Not often does a small organi...
 Jade Robertson  TEDxTalks

Jade Robertson TEDxTalks

Dance is my ministry | Jade Robertson | TEDxUCLA What would the world look like if we all became ch...
Shamell Bell TEDxTalks

Shamell Bell TEDxTalks

Becoming a lighthouse: co-choreographing our movements | Shamell Bell | TEDxUCLA How does dance rev...
Nia Love

Nia Love

Nia Love featured in Dance Magazine's "Meet the Black Women Who Paved the Way for Postmodern Dance ...
Maya Zellman

Maya Zellman

Meet Maya Zellman (WACD BA 2005) of Maya’s Brigadeiro Brazilian Sweets in Sherman Oaks featured i...
Elyan Hill - Ghana

Elyan Hill - Ghana

This past summer from August 9-13th a couple of WAC/D students and a student who graduated from the...
Jeremy Peretz - AAA Prize

Jeremy Peretz - AAA Prize

  One of our great Culture and Performance PhD students, Jeremy Peretz, has just won second pri...
Dr. Neelima Jeychandran - Indian Ocean

Dr. Neelima Jeychandran - Indian Ocean

 Recent Culture and Performance PhD, Dr. Neelima Jeychandran, will participate in the UCLA Fowl...
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Tue Jan 29 @ 1:30PM
Moving through Risk and Failure: Play, Resilience, & Martial Arts
Fri Feb 01 @ 8:00PM
Wacsmash
Sat Feb 02 @ 3:00PM
Wacsmash 2019
Sat Feb 02 @ 8:00PM
Wacsmash 2019
WACD alum Meena Murugesan wins Bessie Award

WACD alum Meena Murugesan wins Bessie Award

Bessie Awards -The New York Dance and Performance Awards OUTSTANDING VISUAL DESIGN: Mimi Lien, Peiy...
Lula Washington on KCET

Lula Washington on KCET

For Lula and Erwin Washington, the Lula Washington Dance Theatre is more than just a building or st...
Shweta Saraswat joins ACTA

Shweta Saraswat joins ACTA

After National Search, ACTA Welcomes Three Exceptional Staff Members. Not often does a small organi...
 Jade Robertson  TEDxTalks

Jade Robertson TEDxTalks

Dance is my ministry | Jade Robertson | TEDxUCLA What would the world look like if we all became ch...
Shamell Bell TEDxTalks

Shamell Bell TEDxTalks

Becoming a lighthouse: co-choreographing our movements | Shamell Bell | TEDxUCLA How does dance rev...
Nia Love

Nia Love

Nia Love featured in Dance Magazine's "Meet the Black Women Who Paved the Way for Postmodern Dance ...
Maya Zellman

Maya Zellman

Meet Maya Zellman (WACD BA 2005) of Maya’s Brigadeiro Brazilian Sweets in Sherman Oaks featured i...
Elyan Hill - Ghana

Elyan Hill - Ghana

This past summer from August 9-13th a couple of WAC/D students and a student who graduated from the...
Jeremy Peretz - AAA Prize

Jeremy Peretz - AAA Prize

  One of our great Culture and Performance PhD students, Jeremy Peretz, has just won second pri...
Dr. Neelima Jeychandran - Indian Ocean

Dr. Neelima Jeychandran - Indian Ocean

 Recent Culture and Performance PhD, Dr. Neelima Jeychandran, will participate in the UCLA Fowl...