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Overview

  • Designed for future dance professionals who aspire to careers in dance teaching, choreography, research and academia, community arts practice, dance medicine and science, and arts management.
  • Develop core techniques in contemporary dance and experience in a broad range of genres.
  • Connect with lively professional networks in Australia and globally.
  • You will be taught by internationally-recognised staff and visiting specialists.
QTAC course code429162
QUT course code KK34
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
Start month 2014 February
Deferment You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Creative Industries Faculty
Course contact Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
CRICOS code056185A
Careers
  • Choreographer
  • Dance Teacher
  • Independent artist

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Details

The dance program at QUT leads the way in developing the creative passions of future dance professionals who aspire to careers outside of dance performance in fields such as dance teaching, choreography, research and academia, community arts practice, dance medicine and science, and arts management. Our permanent teaching staff and visiting specialists are internationally recognised.

Why choose this course?

This course offers training in the core technique of contemporary dance and experience in a broad range of genres including ballet, funk, jazz, tap and yoga, in addition to alternative dance styles from a diverse range of global cultures— typically including character dance, Latin, acrobatics/tumbling and robotics. Duo and partnering is learnt within these styles.

There are three main performance events across site-specific, digital and theatrical domains, engaging you with the public interface of your practice. Technology is integrated with choreographic workshops, including a broad spectrum of screen studies such as video clips through to dance films.

When not in the studio you will engage with theoretical knowledge, involving analysing and reflecting on both the mind and body in dance, and the roles of diverse styles.

You can choose to study other creative industries disciplines including creative writing, drama, entertainment, fashion, interior design studies, journalism, music studies and visual arts practice. If you wish to become a primary or secondary school dance teacher, you can supplement your dance studies by selecting additional units, allowing you to develop skills for a second teaching area. Following completion of your course, you can apply to continue into a graduate-entry teacher education course.

Career outcomes

Our graduates can apply for a graduate-entry teacher education course and consider a career as dance teachers in schools or move into careers as dance teachers in private studios, universities, and professional dance company education programs, as well as choreographers, dance researchers and academics, dance journalists, festival and community project directors and producers, independent dance practitioners, arts administrators, and dance health professionals (with further specialised training). Available teaching areas in a graduate course should be considered.

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)

Your course

Year 1

Your first year provides a solid grounding in both technique and theory. Your technique studies will commence with a broad range of physical and conceptual approaches including in contemporary dance and genres such as ballet, funk and jazz. You will be involved in a performance work and learn the fundamentals of choreography. Your practice will be contextualised through the study of anatomy, dance history and dance analysis.

Year 2

You will continue to study contemporary dance technique and alternative genres including world dance styles such as those of Latin America. Your performance experience will be enhanced by learning how to develop and deliver workshop material related to the work. You will advance your choreographic practice and learn how to teach dance in a broad range of contexts. Aesthetics and practices of current cutting-edge performance and choreography will be contextualised. You can select nondance units from across creative industries majors and minors.

Year 3

You will tailor your course to transition into your chosen area of the dance profession. You may study a second discipline for example, drama units to become a dance and drama teacher, or advanced choreography units for a choreographic career. In your performance unit you will develop sophisticated workshop material related to the choreography. You will contextualise a dance of particular interest to you through field research.

Entry requirements

Important information for 2014 applicants

I have listed Dance as a preference on my QTAC application

What happens next? 

I have not registered for an audition.

If you have not registered for an audition QUT will not be able to offer you a place in the course.  You may wish to review your QTAC course preferences; they can be added or amended via QTAC’s Current Applicant online service. For more information on changing preferences, you can contact QTAC Information Services on 1300 GO QTAC (1300 467 822) or (07) 3858 1222.

I have registered for an audition.

Thank you for registering for an audition for entry into one of the above courses at QUT. The following information will help you understand what will happen after the audition process.

How do I find out my audition outcome?

Shortly after the 15th of November 2013 QUT will update the preference information within your QTAC application to reflect your audition outcome. You will be able to check this via QTAC’s Current Applicant online service. If you are unsure how to check your preference status there is a helpful video located on this web page. 

What information will I see?

Within your Preferences tab you will see one of the following statuses.

  • Based on the information currently held by QTAC you have satisfied the Minimum Entry Requirements in order to be considered for a place in this course.
  • Based on the information currently held by QTAC you HAVE NOT SATISFIED the Minimum Entry Requirements in order to be considered for a place in this course.

What does this mean?

If you have satisfied the minimum entry requirements you will then be considered for a place in the course in the 12 December, 2013 QTAC offer round. Depending on course place availability, further offers may be made in the 16 January, 2014 QTAC offer round. As more applicants will meet the minimum entry requirements than available course places meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee a QTAC offer will be made. Successful applicants will only receive one offer at QTAC, to their highest eligible preference.

If you have not satisfied the minimum entry requirements QUT will not be able to offer you a place in the course.  You may wish to review your QTAC course preferences; they can be added or amended via QTAC’s Current Applicant online service. For more information on changing preferences, you can contact QTAC Information Services on 1300 GO QTAC (1300 467 822) or (07) 3858 1222.

Prerequisites

Successful Audition 

2014 registrations have closed

Registrations for the 2014 intake were due on the 13 September 2013 and are now closed. If you had not registered and you are considering applying to study in 2015 we recommend you read the following information as a guide only as it details requirements for entry in 2014 and these may change prior to the 2015 intake.

Application checklist

  1. Apply through QTAC (you must have a valid QTAC number or current QUT ID number* before completing the QUT Online Registration Form)
  2. Complete the QUT Online Registration Form and print the confirmation page
  3. Post or submit the following documentation to the Creative Industries Faculty:
  • Online registration Detailed Confirmation Notice
  • A current passport sized photograph
  • A resume or curriculum vitae, no more than two pages long
  • A copy of your most recent High School report and/or results of previous Tertiary studies
  • A copy of the QUTpay confirmation page from your online credit card payment for the $55 service charge (PLEASE NOTE: Q-Step, Aboriginal, and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants are exempt from the service fee)
  • A 4” x 6” full length body shot facing front in parallel standing position in leotard and tights or swim suit (no board shorts)
  • A 4” x 6” full length body shot facing the side in parallel standing position in leotard and tights or swim suit (no board shorts)
  • Tertiary Dance Council Personal Statement (PDF, 42KB)
  • Tertiary Dance Council Physiotherapist Examination Report (PDF, 194KB)

Please Note: Registering plus submitting your supporting documentation with QUT is separate and in addition to listing the course as a preference with QTAC*. To successfully apply for entry into this course you are required to do both. The audition process is managed by Creative Industries Faculty; however, all offers for the course will be made through QTAC.

* If you are a current Creative Industries Faculty undergraduate student changing course or major, you must submit an I Form or CM Form as appropriate. All offers will be made by QUT Admissions instead of QTAC.

Service fee

A $55 service fee applies to all applicants, excluding applicants who seeking admission assistance via QUT’s Q-Step and/or Oodgeroo schemes. This payment is to be made via QUTPay and please ensure you print the confirmation page as you will need to attach it to your documentation.

Important information

Audition Information and Preparation (PDF, 143KB)

Tertiary Dance Council Personal Statement (PDF, 42KB)

Tertiary Dance Council Physiotherapist Examination Report (PDF, 194KB)

Audition locations and dates

Sydney

Friday 4 October, 2013

University of NSW (Kensington Campus) Myers Studio, Gate 2 High Street, Kensington

9am - 5pm

Melbourne

Saturday 5 October, 2013

The Australian Ballet School, Level 5, 2 Kavanagh St. Southbank

9am - 5pm

Brisbane

Saturday 12 October, 2013

QUT O Block, B Wing East, Level 4, Kelvin Grove Campus

Round 1: 8am - 2pm

Round 2 (Call Back): 2.30pm - 6.00pm

Who do I contact for more information?

Please contact the Creative Industries Faculty by:

Phone: (07) 3138 8114 and press option 5

Email: ci.additionalentry@qut.edu.au

Delivery details

In person

QUT Creative Industries Faculty
Z6, Level 1, The Hub-foyer delivery slots
Creative Industries Precinct
Musk Avenue
Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059
(opening hours from 8am to 6pm)

Post

QUT Creative Industries Faculty
O Block, B Wing
Victoria Park Road
Kelvin Grove, QLD, 4059

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

2014: CSP $4,100 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

More information on the SSAF

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments

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How to apply for Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. See the Entry requirements tab for due dates for submitting additional entry requirements.

  4. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  5. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course 429162 because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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