Dance

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Overview

A course in dance at Deakin provides contemporary dance training, access to guest practitioners, the skills to choreograph your own work, as well as the chance to develop as a collaborative artist. Deakin is the only university where collaborative work in dance/video, physical theatre and online computer technology is a core component of the course. There is also a focus on skills in oral and written communication, personal and group management, reflection and decision-making. Final-year students are able to participate in performing arts (dance) internships.

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UnitSetCode

MJ-A000025 (major)

MN-A000025 (minor)

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne)

Career outcomes

You may find work as a dancer in community dance organisations, contemporary dance companies, contemporary performance companies, dance associations, dance education, freelance choreography, performing arts centres and video and film businesses.

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Units

  • To complete a Major sequence in Dance select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Dance select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete the following 2 units from level 1:

ACD101 Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice A (No longer available for enrolment)

ACD102 Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice B (No longer available for enrolment)

Complete the following 2 units from level 2:

ACD203 Contemporary Dance Practice and History A [No longer available for enrolment]

ACD204 Contemporary Dance Practice and History B [No longer available for enrolment]

Complete the following 3 units from level 3:

  • Specialised Technique and Dance Performance ACD307
  • Major Choreographic Project A: Process ACD309
  • Major Choreographic Project B: Performance ACD310 (2 credit points)
  • Note: The following may also be taken in addition to the prescribed major sequence.

  • Communication and Creative Arts Internship A ACC317
  • Communication and Creative Arts Internship B ACC318