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Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)

If you’re passionate about dance teaching, research or arts management, this is the course for you. Work alongside professionals in an Australian or international project.
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Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time
Entry
February
February
QTAC code
429162
CRICOS
056185A

Highlights

  • 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.

Highlights

  • 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.

Why choose this course?

Beyond the performers who bring audiences to their feet, is a larger industry of dance professionals. A career in dance can take you into teaching, research, dance therapy, arts management or community arts management.  If you’re passionate about dance, but you’d prefer to take the lead without being on the stage, this course could be just what you’ve been looking for.

This course offers training in the core technique of contemporary dance and experience in a broad range of genres including ballet, hip hop, jazz and yoga, in addition to alternative dance styles from a diverse range of global cultures, including Latin. Duo and partnering are also learnt within these styles.

Performance events across site-specific, digital and theatrical domains engage you with the public interface of your practice. Technology is integrated within choreographic workshops which include the exploration of a variety of interdisciplinary approaches. 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.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and creative styles via an audition.  Apply to QTAC and QUT by 5pm on 20 September 2019, check Requirments for more details on how to apply. 

Real-world learning

This course offers training in a broad range of genres and a variety of choreographic experiences, supported by theoretical knowledge. You’ll also gain cross-disciplinary experience and engage with a broad spectrum of technologies through projects with students studying acting, music and other disciplines.

In this course, you’ll get the opportunity to work alongside professionals in at least one Australian or international project. You’ll learn from internationally recognised teaching staff and visiting specialists, and connect with local and global professional networks. You will benefit from partnerships with organisations such as Expressions Dance Company, the Queensland Ballet Company and the Royal Academy of Dance UK.

What to expect

Your early technique studies focus on physical and conceptual approaches. You will learn the fundamentals of choreography, dance history and dance analysis as well as taking part in performance work. You will support your dance studies with additional studies in other creative industries disciplines including creative writing, drama, entertainment, fashion, interior design studies, journalism, music studies or visual arts practice.

Customise your degree

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 have some options.  You can complete your dance studies first and then follow with a Master of Teaching in early childhood, primary or secondary education.*  Or you can now undertake a double degree in secondary education at the same time as your dance degree. 

*Check entry requirements for the Master of Teaching for specific teaching areas. 

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Graduates of this major often move into careers as dance teachers in schools (with an appropriate teaching qualification), private studios, universities and professional dance company education programs. Graduates also work as dance researchers and academics, community engagement officers for dance companies, dance journalists, festival and community project directors and producers, independent dance practitioners, private dance studio owners, community dance artists, arts administrators, and dance health professionals (with further specialised training).

Possible careers

  • Art Project Manager
  • Arts Administrator
  • Choreographer
  • Creative Entrepreneur
  • Dance Journalist
  • Dance Studio Owner
  • Dance Teacher
  • Events and Festivals Coordinator
  • Festival Director
  • Independent dance artist

Details and units

Your course

To meet the course requirements of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance), you must complete the following:

  • Two common units (KYB101 and KYB102) – 24 credit points
  • Dance major – 168 credit points
  • Complementary studies – 48 credit points from the Situated Creative Practice Extension plus 48 credit points chosen from a minor or unit options (electives). 

Year 1

  • technique studies focus on physical and conceptual approaches
  • cover contemporary dance, ballet, hip hop and jazz
  • take part in a performance work
  • learn the fundamentals of choreography
  • study anatomy, dance history and dance analysis​

Year 2

  • study contemporary dance technique and alternative genres including world dance styles
  • develop and deliver workshop material related to performance works
  • advance your choreographic practice
  • learn how to teach dance in a broad range of contexts
  • contextualise cutting-edge performance and choreography
  • non-dance units can be selected from across QUT

Year 3

  • tailor your course to transition into your chosen professional area
  • further your studies within a second discipline, for example, drama units to become a dance and drama teacher, or advanced choreography units for a choreographic career
  • develop sophisticated workshop materials to communicate your choreography
  • incorporate field research about a dance of interest to you

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners. Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in a creative or non-creative discipline area, depending on how they match with your QUT course. Saving your electives for exchange will allow you the most flexibility. Find out more about studying on exchange.

Your course

To meet the course requirements of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance), you must complete the following:

  • Two common units (KYB101 and KYB102) – 24 credit points
  • Dance major – 168 credit points
  • Complementary studies – 48 credit points from the Situated Creative Practice Extension plus 48 credit points chosen from a minor or unit options (electives). 
Year 1
  • technique studies focus on physical and conceptual approaches
  • cover contemporary dance, ballet, hip hop and jazz
  • take part in a performance work
  • learn the fundamentals of choreography
  • study anatomy, dance history and dance analysis​

Year 2

  • study contemporary dance technique and alternative genres including world dance styles
  • develop and deliver workshop material related to performance works
  • advance your choreographic practice
  • learn how to teach dance in a broad range of contexts
  • contextualise cutting-edge performance and choreography
  • non-dance units can be selected from across QUT

Year 3

  • tailor your course to transition into your chosen professional area
  • further your studies within a second discipline, for example, drama units to become a dance and drama teacher, or advanced choreography units for a choreographic career
  • develop sophisticated workshop materials to communicate your choreography
  • incorporate field research about a dance of interest to you

Study Overseas

Study overseas while gaining credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners. Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in a creative or non-creative discipline area, depending on how they match with your QUT course. Saving your electives for exchange will allow you the most flexibility. Find out more about studying on exchange.

Requirements

Selection is based on additional entry requirements only. Please refer to Requirements.
Additional entry requirements
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Additional entry requirements
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Course code
KK34
QTAC code
429162
CRICOS code
056185A
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
Duration
3 years full-time
Entry
February
5pm Friday 14 September 2018: QTAC applications, I forms, change of major/second major/minor request forms and the QUT online registration form close.
Entry
February
Deferment

You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.

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

Prerequisites

You must successfully complete an audition.

Important dates

Thursday 1 August 2019
QTAC applications, intrafaculty change form, change of major or minor form and the QUT online registration form open.
5pm Friday 20 September 2019
All applications and application forms close. Requests for applications and registrations after this date will not be considered. Make sure you allow adequate time to complete each stage of your application before application closing time.

How to apply

Step 1

Make sure you're applying for the correct course: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance).

If you're applying for both, you must complete two separate online registration forms.

Step 2

Apply through QTAC. Current Creative Industries Faculty (CIF) undergraduate students changing course or major must instead submit an intrafaculty change form or change of major or minor form.

Step 3

Complete the QUT online registration form. You must have a valid QTAC number or current QUT student ID number to complete this step.

You must pay the non-refundable $70 application service fee via QUTPay. If you're applying via the Educational Access Scheme or the Centralised Assessment Selection Program, you are exempt from the fee.

Your application is complete once you reach the confirmation notice screen and receive your confirmation email.

Step 4

Attend your nominated audition and bring your supporting documents with you. You can nominate your audition time as part of the online registration form.

If you're not able to attend an audition, you can submit your audition and personal statement video as part of the online registration form.  If you select this option, you'll need to email your supporting documents to ci@qut.edu.au by 5pm on Friday 20 September 2019.

Supporting documentation

Make sure you have:

Audition preparation

Dance audition preparation (PDF file, 204.8 KB)

Audition location and dates

We encourage you to attend one of the available audition times, which you can select through the online registration form. The time and date of your interview cannot be changed except in exceptional circumstances.

If you don't attend an audition, or submit your audition and personal statement via video, you won't be considered for a place in the course.

Cairns auditions

Date
Saturday 28 September 2019
Location
Turning Point Dance Studios, 2 Hartley Street, Cairns, Queensland, 4870

Melbourne auditions

Date
Saturday 28 September 2019
Location
The Australian Ballet School, 2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, Victoria, 3006

Sydney auditions

Date
Sunday 29 September 2019
Location
Village Performing Arts Centre, 4/85 O'Riordan Street, Alexandria, New South Wales, 2015

Townsville auditions

Date
Sunday 29 September 2019
Location
DanceNorth Australia, Corner of Stanley Street and Walker Street, Townsville, Queensland, 4810

Brisbane auditions

Date
Thursday 3 October 2019
Friday 4 October 2019
Location
Z9, Creative Industries Precinct, cnr of Kelvin Grove Rd & Musk Avenue, QUT Kelvin Grove Campus

Audition feedback

Due to the large number of applications received, we can't provide feedback to applicants.

I need more information

Contact the Creative Industries Faculty for more information on our audition process. You can get in touch by emailing ci@qut.edu.au or calling 3138 8114.

When do I find out the outcome?

QTAC applications

Before the November offer round, we will update the preference information within your QTAC application to reflect your outcome. You'll be able to check this via QTAC’s application services.

What information will I see on QTAC?

Within your preferences tab you will see one of the following statuses under the satisfied column:

  • Met: You have met the minimum entry requirements to be considered for a place in this course
  • Not met: You have not met the minimum entry requirements to be considered for a place in this course. You may want to review your QTAC course preferences.

Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee a QTAC offer for this course, as there are usually more eligible applicants than places available in the program. Most offers will be made in the November offer round. Further offers may be made in later offer rounds.

Intrafaculty change applications

Admissions will notify you of your outcome by email, sent to your QUT student email address from December.

Change of major or minor applications

The Creative Industries Faculty will notify you of your outcome by email, sent to your QUT student email address from late November.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.

More about deferring your offer

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2018

429162 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)

Admission was based on additional entry requirements only.

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Minimum academic requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

Prerequisites

You must successfully:

  • perform an audition in Australia, either in person or by providing audition materials
  • have completed Australian Year 12, or equivalent qualification.

How to apply

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Applications submitted after 30 November may not be assessed in time to start study in Semester 1 of the following year.

Apply for this course using the international student application form (PDF file, 297.2 KB).

Nominate an audition date when you complete the form. If you can't attend an audition in Brisbane, submit your application form along with your recorded audition material, personal statement video and your supporting documents.

Supporting documentation

You must provide:

Audition preparation

Dance audition preparation (PDF file, 204.8 KB)

Audition location and dates

We encourage you to attend one of the available audition times, which you can select through the online registration form. The time and date of your interview cannot be changed except in exceptional circumstances.

If you don't attend an audition, or submit your audition and personal statement via video, you won't be considered for a place in the course.

Cairns auditions

Date
Saturday 28 September 2019
Location
Turning Point Dance Studios, 2 Hartley Street, Cairns, Queensland, 4870

Melbourne auditions

Date
Saturday 28 September 2019
Location
The Australian Ballet School, 2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, Victoria, 3006

Sydney auditions

Date
Sunday 29 September 2019
Location
Village Performing Arts Centre, 4/85 O'Riordan Street, Alexandria, New South Wales, 2015

Townsville auditions

Date
Sunday 29 September 2019
Location
DanceNorth Australia, Corner of Stanley Street and Walker Street, Townsville, Queensland, 4810

Brisbane auditions

Date
Thursday 3 October 2019
Friday 4 October 2019
Location
Z9, Creative Industries Precinct, cnr of Kelvin Grove Rd & Musk Avenue, QUT Kelvin Grove Campus

Audition feedback

Due to the large number of applications received, we can't provide feedback to applicants.

I need more information

Contact the Creative Industries Faculty for more information on our audition process. You can get in touch by emailing ci@qut.edu.au or calling 3138 8114.

When do I find out my audition outcome?

International Admissions will notify you of your outcome by email from mid-November.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020 CSP $6,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

 

2020 fees

2020: $31,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Additional Costs

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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You'll be able to nominate an audition time and date as part of the online registration form. Bring your supporting documents to your audition.

If you can't attend an audition, you can submit a video audition and personal statement along with your application form.

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