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Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance)

This course has a reputation for preparing Australia’s future dance artists. Combine intensive full-time dance training with a university academic program.
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Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time
Entry
February
February
QTAC code
421822
CRICOS
056185A

Highlights

  • 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 dance, weekly duo, pas de deux, pointe, male coaching classes, Pilates, yoga and alternative dance and body conditioning styles - making you internationally competitive.
  • Access to professional global networks and internationally recognised dance specialists.
  • Experience at least one Australian or international tour.
  • Secondment opportunities to major Australian companies and organisations.
  • Opportunities for international exchange programs.

Highlights

  • 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 dance, weekly duo, pas de deux, pointe, male coaching classes, Pilates, yoga and alternative dance and body conditioning styles - making you internationally competitive.
  • Access to professional global networks and internationally recognised dance specialists.
  • Experience at least one Australian or international tour.
  • Secondment opportunities to major Australian companies and organisations.
  • Opportunities for international exchange programs.

Why choose this course?

If you are a dancer who wants to hone your craft and persue your professional goals, this degree is your doorway to the world of elite dance.  This course offers intensive training in the core techniques of ballet and contemporary dance supported by duo, pas de deux, pointe, male coaching classes, pilates, yoga and alternative dance and body conditioning practices, making you internationally competitive. Technology is integrated within choreographic workshops which include the exploration of a variety of interdisciplinary approaches.

Outside the studio you will extend your understanding with theory, analysing and reflecting on the mind and body in dance and the roles of diverse styles, both historical and emerging.

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

You’ll have real-world opportunities to undertake at least one tour in Australia or overseas. Plus, you can access international exchange programs and secondment opportunities with major Australian companies and organisations.
You will connect to the dance community through resident and guest choreographers and teachers, professional global networks and internationally recognised dance specialists who have experience in a range of dance practices.

Our industry professionals are active in Ausdance, the Australian Dance Awards, external adjudication and examination panels, and international organisations. You’ll benefit from our partnerships with organisations such as Expressions Dance Company, the Queensland Ballet Company, Dance North and the Royal Academy of Dance UK.

What to expect

Your studies combine full-time training with an appropriate complementary study program to ensure you’re fully equipped for a career spanning local, national and global horizons. As expected, the training is intensive but rewarding, with strong foundations that, while including ballet, focus on contemporary and future-focused dance, including screen dance and student-led choreography. Industry increasingly favours early career dancers with high-level creative and technical skills. This course aims for both.

You’ll progress to refine your technique and performance skills with performance opportunities in industry-relevant settings. You’ll develop skills in portfolio and showreel preparation, applying for funding, collaborative networking, personal development, performance psychology and health management. Later in your degree you’ll engage with practising professional dance artists and have opportunities for performance showcases, secondments and tours tailoring your course to your career aspirations through your electives.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Graduates work throughout Australia and internationally in major professional dance companies, dance education organisations, musicals, circus, cabaret, burlesque, commercial environments and as independent artists. Many graduates achieve outstanding recognition as performers and choreographers throughout their careers.

They follow careers in Expressions Dance Company, Queensland Ballet, Co3 Contemporary Dance Company, Moulin Rouge, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Edsquad—Queensland Ballet Education Department, Makeshift Collective, Stompin Dance Company, Prying Eye, Opera Comics Pentru Copii, FAST Festival, DIY Festival, GOMA, Circus OZ, Ausdance, Education Departments, TRIPTIK, Collusion, and many other leading national and international dance companies, institutions, independent collectives and private dance schools.

Possible careers

  • Choreographer
  • Dancer
  • Independent dance artist

Details and units

Your course

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

  • Two common units (KYB101 and KYB102) – 24 credit points
  • Dance Performance 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

  • transitional training studies in physical, technical and psychological approaches
  • core technique classes in ballet and contemporary
  • showcase your skills in two major performance seasons
  • fundamentals of choreography
  • study anatomy, conditioning, dance history and dance analysis

Year 2

  • refine your technique and performance skills
  • performance opportunities in industry-relevant settings
  • advance your choreographic practice
  • learn how to teach dance in a broad range of contexts
  • acquire skills in portfolio and showreel preparation, applying for funding, collaborative networking, personal development, performance psychology and health management
  • contextualise cutting-edge performance and choreography

Year 3

  • acquire technical and interpretive skills
  • engage with practising professional dance artists
  • opportunities for performance showcases, secondments and tours in Australia or overseas
  • tailor your course to your career aspirations through your electives

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.

Your course

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

  • Two common units (KYB101 and KYB102) – 24 credit points
  • Dance Performance 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

  • transitional training studies in physical, technical and psychological approaches
  • core technique classes in ballet and contemporary
  • showcase your skills in two major performance seasons
  • fundamentals of choreography
  • study anatomy, conditioning, dance history and dance analysis
Year 2
  • refine your technique and performance skills
  • performance opportunities in industry-relevant settings
  • advance your choreographic practice
  • learn how to teach dance in a broad range of contexts
  • acquire skills in portfolio and showreel preparation, applying for funding, collaborative networking, personal development, performance psychology and health management
  • contextualise cutting-edge performance and choreography
Year 3
  • acquire technical and interpretive skills
  • engage with practising professional dance artists
  • opportunities for performance showcases, secondments and tours in Australia or overseas
  • tailor your course to your career aspirations through your electives

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
Yes
Additional entry requirements
Yes

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Course code
KK34
QTAC code
421822
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 27 September 2019.

Supporting documentation

Make sure you have:

Audition preparation

Dance performance audition preparation (PDF file, 205.5 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

421822 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance)

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 submitting 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, 258.2 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 performance audition preparation (PDF file, 205.5 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)

2020 fees

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

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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This course has additional entry requirements, including an audition. Once you've submitted your QTAC application, you must:

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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