Bachelor of Arts

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Dance - offered to continuing students only

Offered to continuing students only


Burwood (Melbourne)


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.

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.


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

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

ACD203Contemporary Dance Practice and History A

ACD204Contemporary Dance Practice and History B

ACD307Specialised Technique and Dance Performance

ACD309Major Choreographic Project A: Process

ACD310Major Choreographic Project B: Performance (2 credit points)

Note: The following may also be taken in addition to the prescribed major sequence.

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

ACC318Communication and Creative Arts Internship B


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