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|Award granted||Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Length||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake||March (Trimester 1)|
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$6,330* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
Arts and Education Student Support and Enrolment Enquiries
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Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Support Office.
|CRICOS course code||060433M|
|VTAC Codes||1400516011 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|Deakin course code||A356|
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.
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 in each trimester:
Trimester 1, Trimester 2 or Trimester 3
|ACM337||Creative Arts International Project Or Study Tour|
|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.
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, workshop 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 Support.