Dance major

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.

Students in a dance class

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Arts Course information for: Local Students International Students
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) Course information for: Local Students International Students
Postgraduate degrees
Master of Arts Course information for: Local Students International Students

Why study at Deakin?

Get ready for your new career
 
Each unit within the Dance major sequence develops practical skills in contemporary technique and choreography and interrelates this learning with theoretical studies in dance history, analysis and aesthetics. There is an ongoing development of technique, craft, and theory over the three level levels, with class material becoming increasingly specialised and challenging as students progress.

Learn from the best

Sally 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). Sally is involved in presenting, publishing and reviewing and she is co-editor of Writings on Dance journal. Awards include Australia Council Awards for individual dance development and production; Centre National du Livre, France translator's grant for her translation of 'Poetics of Contemporary Dance' by Laurence Louppe.

Career and Industry
 
Students develop practical skills in contemporary technique and choreography while interrelating this physical aspect with theoretical studies in dance history, analysis and aesthetics. Production and research project units place students' work in a public and professional context.


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