Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CampusesOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
Immerse yourself in the exciting physical and conceptual possibilities of contemporary dance. Study a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) at Deakin to learn how the art of contemporary dance engages with movement, innovation and thinking.
The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) challenges and develops students’ physical, creative and intellectual capacities through study and practice in the art of contemporary dance. In the studio setting, core studies in technique, somatics, choreography, and dance history and theory are complemented by work with digital technologies and other creative arts disciplines. Opportunities include public performance, overseas study tour and internship experiences.Read More VIEW INTERNATIONAL COURSE INFORMATION
Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).
2017 course information
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
For year 12/VCE entry: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and performance in an audition or presentation of a portfolio of work to a satisfactory standard. Download our Frequently Asked Questions document to learn more about the dance audition requirement or visit www.deakin.edu.au/communication-creative-arts/portfolio-applications
The Faculty offers alternative entry options for mature age and other special categories of applicants. Information about these is available in the VTAC guide and on the Deakin University’s website at http://www.deakin.edu.au/study-at-deakin/apply
Our dance graduates are self-motivated, articulate dancers, dance-makers and contributors to the wider field of the arts and physical culture. They find work in Australian or international dance or theatre groups, join the field of independent dance-makers and practitioners, become teachers in the public or private sectors, or work in the areas of community arts and arts administration, and physical therapies.
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Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities
|Develop practical and theoretical skills in contemporary dance through an embodied, perceptual understanding of the intricacies, qualities and sensations of movement; experiential anatomical knowledge; movement literacy; performance experience and understanding; choreographic principles and practices; historical, cultural and theoretical knowledge as it relates to the field of contemporary dance.|
|Using interpersonal, physical, oral and written means to communicate, foster and present physical skills development, choreographic creation, theoretical engagement and performance suited to a range of audiences.|
|Employ a range of skills in digital literacies to source, analyse, and disseminate information.|
|Research, practice and interrogate dance skills and concepts, analyse choreographic problems leading to the creation of choreographic artefacts and dance performance, critically and reflectively engage with written discourse in the field of contemporary dance.|
Demonstrate the ability to analyse and evaluate information to determine the appropriate strategy and method to communicate ideas and concepts in contemporary dance practice.
Embody dance movement in authentic, sensate responses to physical challenges or creative tasks and in diverse social and cultural contexts.
|Demonstrate initiative and autonomy in planning, decision-making and problem solving in relation to classroom, choreographic and performance expectations.|
|Work collaboratively with others in dance, from different disciplines and different backgrounds to complete dance projects.|
|Recognise and reflect on social, cultural and ethical issues as they apply to contemporary dance, and apply local and international perspectives to its practice.|
Approved by Faculty Board October 2015
Students must complete 24 credit points comprising of:
ACD211 Performance and Technology [No longer available for enrolment - students to select ACC317]
ACD211 Performance and Technology [No longer available for enrolment]
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The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.
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Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units AIX160 Introduction to University Study and AIX117 Professional Writing for Work which are specifically designed to ease the transition into university study. New students are encouraged to enrol in one or both of these units as electives in their first year.
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