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ACD311 - Contemporary Dance in New York Study Tour


2014 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Mcleod

ACD101, ACD102, ACD203, ACD204 and permission from the unit chair to enrol.

Please note that study tour units may not run each year. Enrolment is always subject to a selection process and approval by the Unit Chair as places are limited. Therefore students should always identify another unit as an alternative to  a study tour  unit when planning their course or major.



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Contact hours:

Delivery method: intensive mode over 2 weeks.

Total Contact hours per week:

week 1: 5 days x 5 hours per day class contact hours

week 2: 4 days x 5 hours per day class contact hours

Also includes evening excursions (2-3 evenings per week x 3 hours per evening) and other cultural excursions.


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.>


Students will travel to New York City and participate in an intensive training module in contemporary dance practices over a two-week period. Classes will be designed and taught by New York-based artists and teachers so as to give a clear, physical understanding of current practices, interests and aesthetic preferences in contemporary dance techniques, choreography and performance. Local Universities will host the classes. Students will also be expected to attend performances and other cultural activities as they emerge during the study tour.


Pre-departure research project and class presentation 20% 

Assessment of practical work based on participation in the studio classes and workshops 50% 

Reflective writing task 30% 1200 words

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.