Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)
Course summary for international students
2017 course information
|Award granted||Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||3 years full time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017||$28,624 for 1 yr full-time AUD|
|CRICOS course code||060433M|
|English language requirements|
IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||A356|
|VTAC Codes||1400516013 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
- Course overview
- Cloud (online) studies
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
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
The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.
The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
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.|
|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.|
|Employ a range of skills in digital literacies to source, analyse, and disseminate information.|
|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.|
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.
|Demonstrate initiative and autonomy in planning, decision-making and problem solving in relation to classroom, choreographic and performance expectations.|
|Work collaboratively with others in dance, from different disciplines and different backgrounds to complete dance projects.|
|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
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
|ACC100||Communication in Everyday Life|
|ACC101||Creativity and Dangerous Ideas|
|ACD101||Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice A|
|ACD102||Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice B|
|ACD110||Dance Improvisation and Body Awareness|
|ACC200||Freelancing in the Arts|
|ACD203||Contemporary Dance Practice and History A|
|ACD204||Contemporary Dance Practice and History B|
|ACD206||Dance Production and Analysis (2 credit points)|
|ACD211||Performance and Technology|
|ACD307||Specialised Technique and Dance Performance|
|ACD308||Choreographic Research and Performance|
|ACD309||Major Choreographic Project A: Process|
|ACD310||Major Choreographic Project B: Performance '(2 credit points)'|
|ACP109||Improvisation: Principles in Action|
|ACV101||Contemporary Art Practice: Body|
|ACF104||Moving Pictures: Screening Film History|
|ACP205||Performance, Image, Site|
|ACD211||Performance and Technology|
|ACC317||Communication and Creative Arts Internship A|
|ACC318||Communication and Creative Arts Internship B|
|ACD311||Contemporary Dance in New York Study Tour|
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.
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. For dance audition requirement, see: http://www.deakin.edu.au/communication-creative-arts/folio
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
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org