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|Award granted||Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||3 years full time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$23,130* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||060433M|
IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|VTAC Codes||1400516013 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place|
|Deakin course code||A356|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) enables you to develop practical skills in contemporary technique and choreography, with theoretical studies in dance history, analysis and aesthetics.
A production and research project in the final year will help you develop specific skills and place the work in a public context.
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.
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) you will be readily equipped with skills appropriate for working with contemporary dance companies around Australia. You will be capable of initiating independent projects, particularly working across disciplines. Dance teachers in the school system and in private studios are also in strong demand. Graduates can find work as dancers and in technical, production, marketing and administrative areas associated with dance.
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) a student must complete 24 credit points including:
|ACD101||Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice A|
|ACD110||Dance Improvisation and Body Awareness|
|ACD102||Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice B|
|ACD105||Ballet for Contemporary Movers|
|ACD211||Dance and Technology|
|ACD203||Contemporary Dance Practice and History A|
|ACD204||Contemporary Dance Practice and History B|
|ACD206||Dance Production and Analysis|
|ACD307||Specialised Technique and Dance Performance|
|ACD308||Choreographic Research and Performance|
|ACC316||Collaborative Major Creative Project (2 credit points)|
In choosing electives, students are encouraged to consider taking a major sequence or individual units from the following Creative Arts major sequences listed in:
The following units are also available as elective options:
Trimester 1, Trimester 2 or Trimester 3
|ALX321||Creative Industries Internship|
|ACD311||Contemporary Dance in New York Study Tour|
Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units ASC160 Introduction to University Study and ALW117 Writing for Professional Practice 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.
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.
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)
This course has pathways from more than 20 Institutes of TAFE and universities in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Credit transfer and recognition is normally available from TAFE and university diplomas and advanced diplomas in arts, business, management, and humanities disciplines. Students with graded advanced diplomas from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 12 credit points of electives. Students with graded diplomas or equivalent from TAFE or equivalent will be eligible for up to 8 credit points of electives. There is also a pathway from Deakin University's Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences to this course with up to 16 credit points depending on units taken.
On completion of this course you may choose to apply for an Honours degree or postgraduate study. These studies normally provide professional qualifications directed to a particular career. Students must have completed a major in the discipline or interdisciplinary area in which they wish to specialise in the honours course. Entry is based on a number of factors, including an average grade of Distinction or High Distinction in the Bachelor of Arts particularly in the discipline in which they want to study Honours and the availability of supervision. Further honours information.
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.
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.
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.
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.