Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code060433M
Deakin course codeA356

Offered to continuing students only

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 AIX117 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

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Course rules

Students who commenced 2008-2014

Students 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

Students who commenced 2015

Students must complete 24 credit points including:

  • 15 credit points of 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

Students who commenced 2008-2014

Level 1

ACD101Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice A

ACD102Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice B

ACD110Dance Improvisation and Body Awareness

And either

ACD105 Ballet for Contemporary Movers (No longer available for enrolment)

Or

ACC100Communication in Everyday Life

Or

ACC101Creativity and Dangerous Ideas
 

Plus 4 cp of electives

Level 2

ACD211Performance and Technology

ACD203Contemporary Dance Practice and History A

ACD204Contemporary Dance Practice and History B

And either

ACD206 Dance Production and Analysis (Previously 1 credit point) (No longer available for enrolment)

Or

ACD309Major Choreographic Project A: Process
 

Plus 4 cp of electives

Note: Students who did not complete ACD206 prior to 2014 are strongly encouraged to consider taking ACD206 Dance Production and Analysis (now 2 credit points) among these electives 

Level 3

ACD307Specialised Technique and Dance Performance

ACD308Choreographic Research and Performance
 

And either

ACC316 Collaborative Major Creative Project (2 credit points) (No longer available for enrolment)

Or

ACD310Major Choreographic Project B: Performance (2 credit points)

Plus 4 cp of electives

Students who commenced 2015

Level 1

ACC100Communication in Everyday Life

ACC101Creativity and Dangerous Ideas

ACD101Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice A

ACD102Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice B

ACD110Dance Improvisation and Body Awareness

3 Electives

Level 2

ACD203Contemporary Dance Practice and History A

ACD204Contemporary Dance Practice and History B

ACD206Dance Production and Analysis (2 credit points)

ACD211Performance and Technology

3 Electives

Level 3

ACD307Specialised Technique and Dance Performance

ACD308Choreographic Research and Performance

ACD309Major Choreographic Project A: Process

ACD310Major Choreographic Project B: Performance (2 credit points)

3 Electives 

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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.

Electives

Dance Study Tours & Internships (ACC317) 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.