- Study at Deakin
- Life at Deakin
- Industry and community
- About Deakin
|Award granted||Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake||March (Trimester 1)|
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$6,419* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquirie
Sally Gardner, +61 3 925 17351, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.
|CRICOS course code||060433M|
|VTAC Codes||1400516011 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|Deakin course code||A356|
The Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) focuses on developing students’ physical, creative and intellectual skills, resources and 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, other creative arts disciplines; and public performance, overseas study tour and internship experiences. An intensive fourth year (Honours) is available to highly achieving students.
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. On completion of the undergraduate degree students may also go on directly or return to undertake further study and research at Honours or postgraduate level.
For students commencing from 2015:
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) a student must complete 24 credit points including:
For students commencing from 2015:
|ACD101||Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice A|
|ACD110||Dance Improvisation and Body Awareness|
|ACC100||Creative Communications Practice|
|ACD102||Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice B|
|ACC101||Creativity, Imagination and Dangerous Ideas|
|ACD203||Contemporary Dance Practice and History A|
|ACD211||Dance and Technology|
|ACD204||Contemporary Dance Practice and History B|
|ACD206||Dance Production and Analysis (2 credit point)|
|ACD307||Specialised Technique and Dance Performance|
|ACD309||Major Choreographic Project A: Process|
|ACD308||Choreographic Research and Performance|
|ACD310||Major Choreographic Project B: Performance (2 credit point)|
Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units ASC160 Introduction to University Study and ALW117 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 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.
Applicants should have successfully completed VCE, or equivalent, including Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.
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
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.
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.
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be 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.
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.
Dance Study Tours & Internships (ACC317, ACC316) provide important options for electives within the BCA (Dance). Students may also choose electives from other disciplines within the School of Communication and Creative Arts, from the Arts and Education Faculty and from other Faculties, such as Health and Behavioural Sciences, depending on entry and pre-requisite requirements.
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.