Grow your folio of work and make important contacts when you take up industry placements at Deakin. Through creative exhibitions and showcases, you'll mingle with industry practitioners, visit creative workspaces and promote the benefits of the creative arts. Get a taste of what it's like to work as a dance practitioner across different fields, gaining an understanding of the array of opportunities available to you upon graduation.
Undergraduate (your first degree)
An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.
Postgraduate (further study)
A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.
Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)
Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.
Discover creative arts majors
Immerse yourself in your creative practice when you major in dance, drama, photography, publishing, visual arts and writing, and personalise your degree with minors in complementary study areas.
Our dance course prepares you to launch a career as a practitioner in the professional dance sector. You’ll graduate with an understanding of how dance intersects with conceptual and innovative thinking, technology and community enrichment – and be ready to translate your skills into a career. Work across disciplines, initiating independent arts projects or as dance teachers, which are in strong demand in both schools and private studios. Career opportunities include:
- arts administration and curation
- community art practice
- dance education
- dance therapies
- event, festival and production management.
Hone your skills and prepare for your future career in our customised facilities. Make use of our purpose built dance studios, production workshop for set building, costume workshop and prop store and video and projection equipment for working with dance on screen.
Work experience opportunities
Work experience plays a critical role in developing your employability – students that undertake placements and internships are highly sought-after by employers. Creative arts students have many work experience and networking opportunities prior to graduation.
Collaboration across creative arts
Learn, create and collaborate in a socially engaged studio environment at Deakin. Pursue studies in dance, drama, photography or visual arts and engage with your peers to develop ideas and grow your creative practice. We’ll give you the tools, techniques and technologies to become a successful multidisciplinary creative professional.
Find out more about other creative arts disciplines.
Research with us
Change the world through dance and take your ideas further with a higher degree by research. You’ll be in good company with us.
Dance at Deakin
Tour our dance and drama facilities
Discover what it's like to study dance and drama at Deakin with a virtual tour of our industry-standard studios, theatres and more.
A showcase of student performances, dance video work and staff dance research activities at Deakin University. This includes snippets from 2nd year and 3rd year productions and (4th year) Dance Honours projects.
Browse other disciplines within media, communication and creative arts
Choose an area that you're interested in and learn how Deakin's extensive range of study options and experiences can help turn your dreams into reality.