Dance (Bachelor of Creative Arts)



Immerse yourself in the exciting physical, social and conceptual possibilities of contemporary dance. In the Dance major you will learn how the art of contemporary dance intersects with creativity, innovative thinking, community enrichment and technology. Study the diverse ways in which dance can engage and make a difference.

In the studio setting, core studies in technique, choreography, history and theory are complemented by work with digital technologies and other creative arts disciplines. Opportunities include exhibition, public performance and internship experiences.

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Key information

Unit set code

MJ-A317001 (major)

Students undertaking the Dance major sequence (MJ-A317001) cannot undertake the Dance minor sequence (MN-A317001)


Burwood (Melbourne)

Career outcomes

The course prepares you to launch a career as a practitioner in the professional dance sector. When you graduate you will be equipped to work across disciplines in a variety of contexts, initiate independent arts projects, or use your skills and knowledge as a dance teacher, who are in strong demand both in the school system and private studios.

Career opportunities include:

  • dance performance
  • choreography
  • community art practice
  • dance education
  • event, festival and production management
  • arts administration and curation
  • dance therapies

Explore units


To complete a Major sequence in Dance complete the eight (8) units as specified below

  • Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice A
  • Exploring Dance Styles
  • Dance Making: Principles and Processes
  • Production Lab
  • Improvisation for Dance and Movement
  • Dance and Screens
  • Process Towards Performance
  • Student-Devised Public Performance