Your 2021 Dance study options

If you want to study a dance course that is challenging, creative and will open up a range of exciting and agile careers the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) is for you.

Through this three year degree you will learn the core techniques of dance and develop your knowledge in a diverse and open environment.

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Learn core theory and techniques

When not in the studio, you'll build your theoretical knowledge: analysing and reflecting on the mind and body in dance, studying dance history, and exploring choreographic practice and the roles of diverse styles in varied contexts.

Through this course you can choose studies and collaborate across a wide range of disciplines including creative writing, drama, entertainment, fashion, interior design, journalism, music and visual arts.  This will open a wide range of agile dance careers including dance choreographer, journalist, studio owner, festival director, independent artist, company manager, artistic director or dance teacher.

Teach Dance

If you wish to become a primary or secondary school dance teacher, you have two options.

Complete a Masters of Teaching (additional two years full time) upon finishing your Dance degree, which then allows you to teach Dance alongside Drama, Music or Visual Arts.

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Alternatively, you can combine your dance degree with a degree in secondary education to work as a dance teacher in schools.  This will allow you to combine your passion for dance while teaching English, History, Geography or Maths.

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Apply to Dance for 2021 intake

To apply for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) or double degree with Education (Secondary) you’ll need to apply to QTAC and then QUT before 28 September with your supporting documents.

You’ll then need to create three YouTube videos. Two of these are audition pieces and one a personal statement that tells more about yourself.  Successful candidates from this process will be offered a place in the 2021 dance program.
Check the course entry requirements for more information.

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Scholarships of up to $10,000

If you're an outstanding applicant for additional entry, you’ll automatically be considered for our scholarships that recognise excellence in creative pursuits.

You don’t need to apply for these scholarships - we'll assess your eligibility when you apply for your course.

QUT Excellence Scholarship (Elite Visual and Performing Arts)

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Need more information?

If you've got questions about which dance course is right for you, contact our Creative Industries Faculty.