Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)

Course summary for international students

Year

2017 course information

Award granted Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusNo
Length3 years full time
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
LevelUndergraduate
CRICOS course code060433M
English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

VTAC Codes1400516013 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
Deakin course code A356
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Immerse yourself in the exciting physical and conceptual possibilities of contemporary dance. Study a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) at Deakin to learn how the art of contemporary dance engages with movement, innovation and thinking.

The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) challenges and develops students’ physical, creative and intellectual 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 and other creative arts disciplines. Opportunities include public performance, overseas study tour and internship experiences. 

Cloud (online) studies

Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.

However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.

In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.

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 Learning Outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

Develop practical and theoretical skills in contemporary dance through an embodied, perceptual understanding of the intricacies, qualities and sensations of movement; experiential anatomical knowledge; movement literacy; performance experience and understanding; choreographic principles and practices; historical, cultural and theoretical knowledge as it relates to the field of contemporary dance. 

Communication

Using interpersonal, physical, oral and written means to communicate, foster and present physical skills development, choreographic creation, theoretical engagement and performance suited to a range of audiences. 

Digital literacy

Employ a range of skills in digital literacies to source, analyse, and disseminate information. 

Critical thinking

Research, practice and interrogate dance skills and concepts, analyse choreographic problems leading to the creation of choreographic artefacts and dance performance, critically and reflectively engage with written discourse in the field of contemporary dance. 

Problem solving

Demonstrate the ability to analyse and evaluate information to determine the appropriate strategy and method to communicate ideas and concepts in contemporary dance practice.

Embody dance movement in authentic, sensate responses to physical challenges or creative tasks and in diverse social and cultural contexts.

Self-management

Demonstrate initiative and autonomy in planning, decision-making and problem solving in relation to classroom, choreographic and performance expectations.  

Teamwork

Work collaboratively with others in dance, from different disciplines and different backgrounds to complete dance projects.  

Global citizenship

Recognise and reflect on social, cultural and ethical issues as they apply to contemporary dance, and apply local and international perspectives to its practice. 

Approved by Faculty Board October 2015

 

Course rules

Students must complete 24 credit points comprising of:

  • 16 credit points of compulsory core units
  • 8 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

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

ACC200Freelancing in the Arts

ACD203Contemporary Dance Practice and History A

ACD204Contemporary Dance Practice and History B

ACD206Dance Production and Analysis (2 credit points)

ACD211Performance and Technology

2 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

Course Map

Course map


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 as electives in their first year.

 

Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).  Some courses may have additional entry requirements.

Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

For year 12/VCE entry: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and performance in an audition or presentation of a portfolio of work to a satisfactory standard.

The Faculty offers alternative entry options for mature age and other special categories of applicants.  Information about these is available in the VTAC guide and on the Deakin University’s website at http://www.deakin.edu.au/study-at-deakin/apply

IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Audition Requirement
All applicants must attend and audition or present a portfolio of work to a satisfactory standard. For further information on auditions see Dance audition details. Further information on portfolio entry (available from 2017) coming soon.
Application Procedure

Tracking your application 
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied. 

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au