Our dance courses provide much more than simply contemporary dance training. You’ll have access to guest practitioners, learn the skills to choreograph your own work and develop as a collaborative artist. Deakin is the only university in Australia where collaborative work in dance and digital technologies is a core component of the course.

The Dance course at Deakin is unique. Graduates of Dance at Deakin are able, creative thinkers and are equipped to pursue their interests in dance.

Olivia Millard

Lecturer in creative practice (Dance)

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Our academic staff are locally and internationally respected dancers and dance-makers, having worked with some of the most esteemed companies and choreographers worldwide.

Dance courses

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Change the world through dance and take your ideas further with a higher degree by research. You’ll be in good company with us.

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Recent Deakin research

WORK: hybridity and endurance within solo dance practice and performance

Steph Hutchison developed a new approach to movement practice and performance through a solo performance that used physical paradigms of endurance and work to integrate the normally divergent movement practices of contemporary dance, circus and improvisation.

Work experience opportunities

Work experience plays a critical role in developing your employability – students that undertake placements and internships are highly sought-after by employers. 

Communication and creative arts students have many work experience and networking opportunities prior to graduation.

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Career opportunities

Dance course graduates have the skills for working with contemporary dance companies internationally and around Australia. You’ll also be able to initiate independent projects, particularly working across disciplines. Dance teachers in the school system and in private studios are also in strong demand. Areas of work include:

  • Arts administration
  • Community arts
  • Independent dance-makers and practitioners
  • Marketing
  • Physical therapy
  • Production 
  • Dance teacher
  • Video and film

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Dance students and staff talk about the culture and study of dance at Deakin University and the many career opportunities available to our graduates.

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