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- Designed for future dance professionals who aspire to careers in secondary school or studio teaching, choreography, community arts practice and arts management.
- Connect with lively professional networks in Australia and globally.
- You will be taught by internationally-recognised staff and visiting specialists.
|QTAC course code||429162|
|QUT course code||KK34|
|Course duration||3 years full-time|
|Start month||2013 & 2014 February|
|Deferment||You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.|
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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, and arts management. Students are taught by an internationally recognised faculty of permanent staff and visiting specialists.
Why choose this course?
This course offers training in the core technique of contemporary dance and the experience of a broad range of other styles—ballet, funk, jazz, yoga, alternative styles and dance from a diverse range of global cultures. Alternative styles often include character dance, acrobatics/tumbling and robotics. Duo is learnt in and through this broad range of styles.
There are three main performance events across site-specific, digital and theatrical domains, engaging students with the public interface of their practice. Responding to influences of technology, choreographic workshops include a broad spectrum of screen studies, such as video clips through to dance films, and all students make and perform in this digital domain.
When not in the studio, you will engage with the theoretical knowledge. This involves analysing and reflecting on the body in dance and the roles of diverse styles of dance.
Additional studies can be selected from creative industries disciplines, some of which include creative writing, drama, entertainment, fashion, interior design studies, journalism, music studies, and visual arts practice.
If you wish to become a high school dance teacher, the ability to supplement your dance studies by selecting additional units allows you to develop skills for a second teaching area. Then, following completion of your course, you can apply to continue into a graduate-entry teacher education course.
Our graduates move into careers as dance teachers in high school, private studios and other contexts; choreographers; dance researchers and academics; dance journalists; festival and community project directors and producers; independent dance practitioners; and arts administrators. This course can be followed with a graduate-entry teacher education course, which enables you to become a qualified teacher.
2013 registrations have closed
Registrations for the 2013 intake were due on the 14 September 2012 and are now closed. If you had not registered and you are considering applying to study in 2014 we recommend you read the following information as a guide only as it details requirements for entry in 2013 and these may change prior to the 2014 intake.
Register for the audition with QUT by Friday, 14 September 2012.
Additional entry requirements
In addition to applying through QTAC and you must also submit a Dance Registration Form and supporting documentation, including a personal statement, a transcript of your most recent study, and a Physiotherapist's Report, to the Creative Industries Faculty by the closing date.
Please Note: Registering plus submitting your supporting documentation with QUT is separate 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 in December.
Creative Industries Faculty Additional Entry
Z6, Level 1 The Hub-foyer delivery slots
Creative Industries Precinct
Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059
(opening hours from 8am to 6pm)
QUT Creative Industries Faculty
O Block, B Wing
Victoria Park Road
Kelvin Grove, QLD, 4059
A $33 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 registration form.
All applicants will complete round one.
- a ballet class (no pointe work)
- a contemporary dance class
- a jazz class
- a course talk given by the Head of Dance
- a written interpretative exercise
The written exercise requires no preparation. It is a half hour session that looks at the applicant's interpretative skills and writing skills - e.g. spelling, punctuation, grammar - in response to an image presented on the day.
Those applicants successful in moving onto round two will be posted on the notice board during the lunch break.
- a one minute solo in a dance genre of the applicant's choice
- this solo is an opportunity for you to dance in a genre of your own choice that you may feel better demonstrates your performance abilities - e.g. hip hop, adagio, Irish, tap. The solo is one minute long and music (if used) should be on CD. The solo may be choreographed by the applicant or someone else - e.g. teacher, guest choreographer
- a short impromptu talk from the auditionee on a topic given on the day
What should I wear to my audition?
- women: pink tights, light coloured leotard and ballet shoes. If you do not own ballet shoes, please bring cotton socks. If you do not own tights and leotard, please wear bike pants and tight, light coloured, fitting t-shirt.
- men: tights and a light-coloured singlet or t-shirt and ballet shoes. If you do not own ballet shoes, please bring cotton socks. If you do not own tights, please wear bike pants and jock strap.
- same as above, but able to work in bare feet when required in this genre.
- no costumes or props please. Tights and leotard only.
What do I need to bring on the day?
Please bring your dance gear and water bottle. If you bring lunch it can be stored in the fridge in the dance corridor. There are no cafes open on campus on weekends.
I have no formal training in classical/contemporary ballet. Can I still audition?
You are assessed on potential, but formal training would benefit applicants. The selection panel looks at you for your movement potential, alignment, sense of musicality, and your degree of confidence. Studying a different technique (e.g. jazz, tap, contemporary) will also help you develop these skills.
What do I have to do in the solo presentation?
The solo presentation is one minute (maximum), which can be improvised or choreographed by yourself or another person, in a style of your choice (e.g. Tap, Irish Dance). The selection panel looks for confidence, appropriate quality and performance integrity.
Audition locations and dates
You need to nominate the venue most suitable to you on your registration form. Confirmation of dates, time and place of audition, what to wear, what to bring on the day, will be sent out seven (7) working days after the extended closing date (14 September 2012). Please expect to be in attendance from 8am until 6pm on your day of audition.
Saturday 6 October 2012:
QUT O Block, B Wing East, Level 4, Kelvin Grove Campus
Round 1: 8am - 2pm
Round 2 (Call Back): 2.30pm - 6.00pm
Saturday 29 September, 2012
University of NSW (Kensington Campus) Myers Studio, Gate 2 High Street
9am - 5pm
Monday 24 September, 2012
Australian Ballet School
9am - 5pm
Who do I contact for more information?
Please contact the Creative Industries Faculty by:
Phone: (07) 3138 8114 and press option 4
Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:
We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).
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)
2013: CSP $4,100 (indicative) per Semester (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.
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.
Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
These scholarships are available for this course:
You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments
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:
- Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
- Checked important dates.
- Checked you meet the entry requirements.
- Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.
See the Entry requirements tab for due dates for submitting additional entry requirements.
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.
After you've submitted your application to QTAC
If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.