Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)
Course summary for current students
|Year||2015 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Duration||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||060433M|
|Deakin course code||A356|
The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) focuses on developing students’ physical, creative and intellectual skills, resources and 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, other creative arts disciplines; and public performance, overseas study tour and internship experiences. An intensive fourth year (Honours) is available to highly achieving students.
Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units AIX160 Introduction to University Study and ALW117 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 in their first year.
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.
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
For students commencing from 2015:
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) a student must complete 24 credit points including:
- 15 credit points of compulsory core units
- 9 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
For students commencing from 2015:
|ACD101||Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice A|
|ACD110||Dance Improvisation and Body Awareness|
|ACC100||Communication in Everyday Life|
|ACD102||Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice B|
|ACC101||Creativity and Dangerous Ideas (ACC101 also offered in Trimester 3)|
|ACD203||Contemporary Dance Practice and History A|
|ACD211||Performance and Technology|
|ACD204||Contemporary Dance Practice and History B|
|ACD206||Dance Production and Analysis (2 credit point)|
|ACD307||Specialised Technique and Dance Performance|
|ACD309||Major Choreographic Project A: Process|
|ACD308||Choreographic Research and Performance|
|ACD310||Major Choreographic Project B: Performance (2 credit point)|
Other Course Information
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.
Dance Study Tours & Internships (ACC317, ACC316) provide important options for electives within the BCA (Dance). Students may also choose electives from other disciplines within the School of Communication and Creative Arts, from the Arts and Education Faculty and from other Faculties, such as Health and Behavioural Sciences, depending on entry and pre-requisite requirements.
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.