University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Dance | University of Illinois Archives
In 1959, the Board of Trustees authorized a graduate program in the College of Physical Education leading to the degree of Master of Arts in Dance.1 In 1961 it authorized a new curriculum in dance leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Dance, in the Department of Physical Education for Women.2 In 1968 the Board transferred the programs in dance from the College of Physical Education to the College of Fine and Applied Arts as a Department of Dance.3
1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 50th Report, June 23, 1959, p. 439.
2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 51st Report, November 28, 1961, p. 1186.
3. Board of Trustees Transactions, 55th Report, July 24, 1968, p. 8.