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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
Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time
Entry
February
February
QTAC code
429162
CRICOS
056185A

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, 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.

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.

You will benefit from partnerships with organisations such as Expressions Dance Company, the Queensland Ballet Company and the Royal Academy of Dance UK.

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.

What to expect

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.

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 move into careers as dance teachers in schools (with completion of a graduate-entry teacher education course*), private studios, universities and professional dance company education programs. Graduates also work 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).

* Entry to graduate-entry teacher education courses usually requires that you have studied a range of units in a different subject area to the main focus of your degree. This forms the basis of your second teaching area. Check the entry requirements for specific teaching courses at www.qut.edu.au/study

Possible careers

  • Art Project Manager
  • Arts Administrator
  • Choreographer
  • Dance Teacher
  • Events and Festivals Coordinator
  • Independent artist