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Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)

Course summary for current students

Award granted Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)No
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code060433M
Deakin course codeA356

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) enables you to develop practical skills in contemporary technique and choreography, with theoretical studies in dance history, analysis and aesthetics.

 

A production and research project in the final year will help you develop specific skills and place the work in a public context.

Pathways

This course has pathways from more than 20 Institutes of TAFE and universities in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Credit transfer and recognition is normally available from TAFE and university diplomas and advanced diplomas in arts, business, management, and humanities disciplines.  Students with graded advanced diplomas from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 12 credit points of electives.  Students with graded diplomas or equivalent from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 8 credit points of electives.  There is also a pathway from Deakin University's Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences to this course with up to 16 credit points depending on units taken.

On completion of this course you may choose to apply for an Honours degree or postgraduate study. These studies normally provide professional qualifications directed to a particular career.  Students must have completed a major in the discipline or interdisciplinary area in which they wish to specialise in the honours course. Entry is based on a number of factors, including an average grade of Distinction or High Distinction in the Bachelor of Arts particularly in the discipline in which they want to study Honours and the availability of supervision.  Further honours information.

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Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units ASC160 Introduction to University Study and ALW117 Writing for Professional Practice which are specifically designed to ease the transition into university study. New students are encouraged to enrol in one or both of these units in their first year.

 

Prerequisites
Because a number of disciplinary studies are cumulative in knowledge, technical competencies and/or study and research skills there are prerequisites which direct students to take some units before others. Students must seek advice from a course adviser before enrolling in units for which they do not have prerequisite or recommended units.

 

 

 

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) a student must complete 24 credit points including:

  • 12 credit points of core units
  • 12 credit points of electives
  • no more than 8 credit points taken outside the Faculty of Arts and Education
  • no more than 10 credit points at level 1

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Course structure

Dance Core units

Level 1

Trimester 1

ACD101 Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice A  

ACD110 Dance Improvisation and Body Awareness  

 

Trimester 2

ACD102 Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice B  

ACD105 Ballet for Contemporary Movers  

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

ACD211 Dance and Technology  

ACD203 Contemporary Dance Practice and History A  

 

Trimester 2

ACD204 Contemporary Dance Practice and History B  

ACD206 Dance Production and Analysis  

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

ACD307 Specialised Technique and Dance Performance  

 

Trimester 2

ACD308 Choreographic Research and Performance  

ACC316 Collaborative Major Creative Project  (2 credit points)

Electives

In choosing electives, students are encouraged to consider taking a major sequence or individual units from the following Creative Arts major sequences listed in:

 

Animation

Drama

Film Studies

Photography

Visual Arts

Visual Communication Design

 

The following units are also available as elective options:

 

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 or Trimester 3

 

ALX321 Creative Industries Internship  

 

Trimester 3

ACD311 Contemporary Dance in New York Study Tour  

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Other Course Information

Assessment

Assessment within the award of Bachelor of Creative Arts varies from written assignments and/or examination to practical and technical exercises and performance. In some units assessment may also include class participation, online exercises, seminar exercises and tests.

 

Cross-institutional arrangements
Continuing Deakin students may apply to study units offered by another Australian tertiary institution and have them credited to their Deakin University degree. Further information is available from Arts Student Services.

 

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8th June 2007