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ACD311 - Contemporary Dance in New York Study Tour

Unit details


2017 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3: Study tour

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Shaun 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



Incompatible with:


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


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 task 30% 1200 words

Unit Fee Information

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