Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)

Course summary for local students

Year

2017 course information

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

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
LevelUndergraduate
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Burwood (Melbourne) 
Tel 03 9246 8100
artsed@deakin.edu.au

VTAC Codes1400516011 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
CRICOS course code060433M
Deakin course code A356

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. 

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.

Career opportunities

Our dance graduates are self-motivated, articulate dancers, dance-makers and contributors to the wider field of the arts and physical culture. They find work in Australian or international dance or theatre groups, join the field of independent dance-makers and practitioners, become teachers in the public or private sectors, or work in the areas of community arts and arts administration, and physical therapies. 

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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

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.  In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.  For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

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/future-students/applications-enrolments/index.php

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

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

Check our Trimester 3 site to see if this course is having a Trimester 3 intake.

Applications for Trimester 3 are made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.

For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.