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.
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