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- Designed for aspiring dancers who enjoy a challenge and are passionate about a career as a dancer.
- Intensive daily training in the core techniques of ballet and contemporary, and weekly duo, pas de deux, pointe, male coaching, Pilates, yoga and alternative dance styles.
- Experience at least one Australian or international tour.
- Opportunities for international exchange programs.
|QTAC course code||421822|
|QUT course code||KK34|
|Course duration||3 years full-time|
|Start month||2013 & 2014 February|
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The dance performance program at QUT boasts an enviable reputation and continues to lead in developing the creative passions of Australia’s future dance artists. This three-year program combines a rigorous full-time dance training course with academic studies at degree level. This course is designed for young aspiring dancers who enjoy challenge, are passionate about a career as a dancer and are willing to commit their energies to full-time training at university level.
Why choose this course?
QUT Dance provides a nurturing environment in state-of-the-art facilities where students are trained to extend their talents in creating and performing. This course offers intensive daily training in the core techniques of ballet and contemporary dance supported by weekly duo, pas de deux, pointe, male virtuosity classes, Pilates, yoga and alternative dance styles, making you internationally competitive. Responding to influences of technology, choreography workshops now include a broad spectrum of screen studies, from video clips to dance films and all students make and perform in this digital domain.
Throughout an intensive performance and choreographic program, you will connect with innovative resident and guest choreographers and teachers and showcase your talents in major performance seasons each semester. You will have the opportunity to undertake at least one tour either in Australia or overseas and have access to international exchange programs. Secondment opportunities are available by choice to major Australian companies and organisations and supported within your studies.
When not in the dance studio you are engaging with the academic/theoretical knowledge that will extend your understanding, tolerance and curiosity about dance. This involves analysing, arguing and reflecting on and about the body in dance and the roles and functions that dance plays in our lives, in Australia and globally.
Together, these practices inspire and privilege our graduates and set their scholarship apart from other forms of full-time training. Our students are avidly involved with their learning and many achieve outstanding recognition as performers and choreographers throughout their careers.
All students connect with lively professional and global networks and are taught by internationally recognised full-time and visiting part-time specialists in dance. Teaching staff have real-world experience in an extensive range of dance practices and are active in the dance community through Ausdance, the Australian Dance Awards, external adjudication and examination panels, and in international organisations.
QUT dance performance graduates are highly competitive in the real world and currently practise throughout Australia and internationally in major professional dance companies, education dance companies, musicals, commercial environments or as independent artists. Pathways exist to prepare you for further study including honours.
Minimum academic requirements
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Minimum English language requirements
Students must meet the English proficiency requirements.
|IELTS (International English Language Testing System)|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)|
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We offer courses to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.
When you apply for this course, we'll recommend which English course you should enrol in.
Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!
You can complete an IELTS test at our Kelvin Grove campus.
Additional entry requirements
Minimum completion of comparable Australian Year 12
There are no closing dates for international applicants. We encourage you to apply as soon as you decide on the course you wish to study, to help you with visa requirements.
Additional Entry Requirements
Please send the following documents along with your F Form to QUT. You may post or e-mail your application.
- All documents requested on the F form
- Current passport sized photograph AND
- Full body shot, facing front in parallel, in leotard / swim suit (no board shorts)
- Personal statement
- DVD of your work if you are unable to attend the auditions
Please send copies only – documents will not be returned.
Victoria Park Road
Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059
What should my DVD include?
- Brief personal and dance training history
- Reasons for wanting to do a dance course (and reason for wanting to study in Australia)
- Course choice: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance) OR Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)
- Your chosen career path (e.g. performance, choreography, teaching, others).
Classical barre including
- rond de jambe
- grande battement
Classical centre work
- port de bras
- jumps (small warm-up sequences)
- variation with allegro
Jazz and / or Contemporary travelling sequences including:
- a sequence of floorwork
- an exercise demonstrating movement isolations and or spinal flexibility
- a travelling sequence
Presentation should be no longer than two (2) minutes in length in any style (ballet, jazz, tap, improvisation etc or a culturally specific style such as traditional Chinese dance). The solo performed should be in your strongest area of performance. For further information see QUT website.
Exercises should be kept short and simple so that the fundamental elements of the work may be observed
It is preferred that the work has musical accompaniment
Please wear light coloured attire:
- Ballet - Pink tights and light coloured leotard
- Contemporary - Bare feet, socks or jazz shoes, light coloured tights and light coloured leotard or bare legs + bike pants
Audition Locations and Dates
If you are able, international applicants are encouraged to attend auditions as outlined below. You must be available for the entire audition process. You can nominate your preferred date on your application. Confirmation of dates, time and place of audition, what to wear, what to bring on the day, will be sent out mid September.
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
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: $12,300 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
2013: $11,800 (indicative) per Semester (subject to annual review)
You'll need to pay some costs on top of your course fees.
Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
These scholarships are available for this course:
How to apply for Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance)
You're ready to apply if you have:
- Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3
- Checked important dates
- Semester 1
201318 January Final date for accepting applications (degree programs only) from offshore Assessment Level 3, 4 and 5 applicants. Student visa assessment levels are available.8 February Final date for accepting applications (degree programs only) from offshore Assessment Level 1 and 2 applicants and onshore applicants. Student visa assessment levels are available.
- Semester 2
20137 June Final date for accepting applications (degree programs only) from offshore Assessment Level 3, 4 and 5 applicants. Student visa assessment levels are available.5 July Final date for accepting applications (degree programs only) from offshore Assessment Level 1 and 2 applicants and onshore applicants. Student visa assessment levels are available.
- Checked you meet the entry requirements
- Checked costs and scholarships
- Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
- Gathered supporting documents
All done? Then you're ready to apply.