Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)

Course summary for current students

Year2015 course information
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) 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.

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.

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

Course rules

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

Course structure

For students commencing from 2015:

Core units

 Level 1

Trimester 1

ACD101Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice A

ACD110Dance Improvisation and Body Awareness

ACC100Communication in Everyday Life

1 Elective

Trimester 2

ACD102Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice B

ACC101Creativity and Dangerous Ideas (ACC101 also offered in Trimester 3)

2 Electives

Level 2

Trimester 1

ACD203Contemporary Dance Practice and History A

ACD211Performance and Technology

2 Electives

Trimester 2

ACD204Contemporary Dance Practice and History B

ACD206Dance Production and Analysis (2 credit point)

1 Elective

Level 3

Trimester 1

ACD307Specialised Technique and Dance Performance

ACD309Major Choreographic Project A: Process

2 Electives

Trimester 2

ACD308Choreographic Research and Performance

ACD310Major Choreographic Project B: Performance (2 credit point)

1 Elective


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.


Electives

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.

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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