Date of Award

Spring 1-1-2001

Access Restriction

Campus Access only theses

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



School or College

College of Communication and Fine Arts

First Advisor

Dean Scheibel, Ph.D.


The theory used in this thesis was Bantz's (1993) theory of Organizational Communication Culture. This theory was used to do an empirical study on the culture of the dance program at Loyola Marymount University. The findings from my research of this culture were broad. It was an overall look at the dance department in five different sections. Bantz's theory aided my research in studying the department in the different components which comprised my global analytic framework. The global analytic framework used for my thesis was five sections with subsections in each ranging from four to six. The main topics of research were, getting started, in the studio, the locker room, cohesiveness, and the faculty dance concert.