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Overview

  • 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.
QTAC course code429162
QUT course code KK34
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
Start month 2018 February
Deferment

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

Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Creative Industries Faculty
Course contact Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
CRICOS code 056185A
Careers
  • Choreographer
  • Dance Teacher
  • Independent artist

Details

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.

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. 
 
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 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.

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

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)

Your course

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. For more information, visit QUT student exchange.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Successful audition

Key dates

*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.

Checklist for 2018 QTAC applicants and current Creative Industries Faculty (CIF) undergraduate students

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 ci@qut.edu.au 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).

Supporting document checklist

Audition preparation

Audition location and dates

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.

If you do not attend your audition you cannot be considered for a place in the course.

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

Audition feedback

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 QUT Student Business Services for current CIF undergraduate students only.

Contacts

Please contact the Creative Industries Faculty by:

 

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

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

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.

 

2018: CSP $6600 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

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Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments

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How to apply for Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

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You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. See the Entry requirements tab for due dates for submitting additional entry requirements.

  4. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  5. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course 429162 because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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