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Bachelor of Arts (Dance)

Course code G48

An intensive and challenging course where performance and classroom practice are central to the philosophy of the program.

The course provides an insight into dance as an art form, and a social and educative experience. It develops skills in communication, critical thinking, research and analysis, and demands that students be creatively productive in whatever area of interest they pursue.

Provision is made for students with dance backgrounds other than ballet and contemporary, such as classical Indian dance, to audition and continue to study in their specialist dance style.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

G48

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $6,600

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Duration

3 years full-time

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

G48

CRICOS code

003824B

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $31,000

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

3 years full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Applications for this course are not accepted through ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Course Structure

Year 1 - Full Year
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
DAN1021Ballet 120
DAN1022Performance 120
DAN1025Contemporary Dance and Allied Techniques 120
DAN1032Related Physical Disciplines 15
DAN1034Integrated Body Practices 110
DAN1035Dance History and Analysis 110
DAN1036Choreography 115
Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
DAN1033Allied Arts 110
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ADM1250History of the Arts10
Year 2 - Full Year
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
DAN2121Ballet 220
DAN2122Performance 220
DAN2125Contemporary Dance and Allied Techniques 220
DAN2132Related Physical Disciplines 25
DAN2133Allied Arts 25
DAN2234Integrated Body Practices 25
DAN2135Dance History and Analysis 25
DAN2136Choreography 215
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
DAN2031Dance Teaching Methods5
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ADM2410Arts in Contemporary Society15
DAN3131Dance Teaching Methods 25

Or, with approval from the course coordinator, students may complete the following alternative pattern in Year Two:

Year 2 - Full Year
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
DAN2155Professional Ballet Techniques20
DAN2165Allied Ballet Techniques20
DAN2170The Arts in Historical and Cultural Contexts15
DAN2125Contemporary Dance and Allied Techniques 220
DAN2132Related Physical Disciplines 25
DAN2135Dance History and Analysis 25
DAN2234Integrated Body Practices 25
DAN2136Choreography 215
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ADM2410Arts in Contemporary Society15
Year 3
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
DAN3235Dance History and Analysis 315
PAM2006Arts Management10
Plus 3 units from:
DAN3222 ^Performance 325
DAN3225 ^Contemporary Dance and Allied Techniques 325
DAN3236 ^Choreography 325
DAN3221 ^Ballet 325
Plus 2 units from:
DAN3232 ^Related Physical Disciplines 310
DAN3120 ^Secondment and Industry Placement10
DAN3239 ^Allied Arts 310
DAN3237 ^Multi Media for Dance10

^ Core Option

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse performance contexts to produce creative and innovative ideas in response to industry trends.
  2. Apply broad historical, philosophical, theoretical and practical discipline knowledge to a range of professional and associated dance-related contexts.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving, and decision making when interpreting the intention of choreographic work for professional practice in both solo and collaborative settings.
  4. Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning through self-reflection and application of feedback on individual project work in diverse settings.
  5. Incorporate techniques and teaching approaches to demonstrate a global outlook and communicate cross-cultural awareness, including indigenous cultural competence.
  6. Successfully communicate knowledge and ideas, which incorporate other art forms, including duo and improvisation within a range of choreographic styles and approaches.
  7. Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex disciplinary knowledge within a choreographic and dance performance context.
  8. Use digital technologies and discipline related literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $6,600 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $31,000 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

This course encourages students to pursue individual goals as dance artists, choreographers, teachers or researchers.

Possible future job titles

Contemporary Dancer, Choreographer, Dance Teacher, Entertainer

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