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Teaching staff are experienced in an extensive range of dance practices and are active in the national and international dance community.
You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply 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.
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 wis h to become a primary or secondary school dance teacher you will complete your dance studies by studying a minor in a different subject area, allowing you to develop skills for a second teaching area. Following completion of your course, you can apply to continue into a graduate-entry teacher education course*.
You will benefit from partnerships with organisations such as Expressions Dance Company, the Queensland Ballet Company and the Royal Academy of Dance UK.
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
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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. For more information, visit QUT student exchange.
5pm Friday 15 September 2017:
QTAC applications, I Forms, CM Forms and the QUT Dance Online Registration Form close*. Requests for applications and registrations after this date will not be considered.
*Applications must be finalised and submitted by this time. Allow at least 30 minutes to complete the QTAC application, I Form or CM Form, and a further 30 minutes to complete the QUT Dance Online Registration Form. Applicants unable to attend an audition should allow at least one week to complete an audition and personal statement video.
Step 1: Apply through QTAC. Current Creative Industries Faculty (CIF) undergraduate students changing course or major must instead submit an I Form or CM Form as appropriate.
Step 2: Complete the QUT Dance Online Registration Form. You must have a valid QTAC number or current QUT student ID number to complete this step. This step includes the requirement to pay the non-refundable $70 application service fee via QUTPay. Applicants seeking admission assistance via QTAC’s Educational Access Scheme and/or QUT’s Oodgeroo Centralised Assessment Selection Program are exempt from the fee. Your application is complete once you reach the confirmation notice screen and receive your confirmation email.
Step 3: Attend your nominated audition and bring your supporting documents with you. Applicants unable to attend an audition must email supporting documents to email@example.com by 5pm Friday 22 September 2017.
Note: Registering with QUT is separate and in addition to listing the course as a preference with QTAC or submitting and an I Form or CM Form as appropriate. To successfully apply for entry into this course you are required to do both. All above steps must be completed to be considered for a place in the course.
If you are interested in Dance studies at QUT, ensure you are applying for the correct study area: Dance or Dance Performance (if you are applying for both study areas, you are required to complete two separate online registration forms).
Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an audition as below. Audition times are selected as part of the QUT Dance Online Registration Form process. The time and date of your audition cannot be changed except in exceptional circumstances.
Applicants unable to attend an audition can submit an audition and personal statement video as part of the QUT Dance Online Registration Form process. Refer to the Dance Audition Preparation document for details of what to include in your submission.
Brisbane: Thursday 28 or Friday 29 September 2017, 07:30-12:00
Z9, Creative Industries Precinct, crn of Kelvin Grove Rd & Musk Avenue, QUT Kelvin Grove Campus
Due to the large number of applications received, the selection panel is unable to provide feedback to applicants. The audition process is managed by CIF. All offers for the course will be made through QTAC or Offers for current CIF undergraduate students only will be made through QUT Admissions.
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2018: CSP $6600 per year full-time (96 credit points)
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