Dance

Dance at Deakin is focused on developing students' physical, creative and intellectual skills, resources and capacities through study and practice in the art of contemporary dance. Our graduates are self-motivated dance-makers and contributors to the wider field of the arts and physical culture.

Postgraduate degrees
Graduate Certificate of CommerceCourse information for:Local Students
Graduate Diploma of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Business (Sport Management)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Business Administration (International)/Master of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Commerce (Research)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Information Technology/Master of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Professional Accounting/Master of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of Arts - Chinese/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Commerce /Bachelor of Information SystemsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of LawsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of ScienceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Sciences/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local Students
Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of LawsCourse information for:Local Students

Why study Dance at Deakin?

Get ready for your new career

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.

Learn from the best

Our academic staff come from diverse backgrounds: Dr Gardner has a background as a dancer-choreographer in companies in London (Dancework), New York (Robert Kovich and Dancers, Sara and Jerry Pearson, and Judith Moss and dancers), Sydney (Russell Dumas's Dance Exchange) and Melbourne (Dance Works), while Shaun McLeod is a dance practitioner who has danced with the Australian Dance Theatre, Danceworks, One Extra and Company in Space, as well as dancing in various independent projects.

Career and Industry

Deakin's Dance graduates are in high demand and can be found working with most contemporary dance companies in Australia. Graduates are also well known in the industry as initiators of independent projects particularly working across disciplines. Dance teachers are also in strong demand.

Arts and Entertainment Industries

  • contemporary dance companies
  • live theatre
  • contemporary performance companies
  • performing arts centres
  • independent dance production companies    independent dance professional


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