Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)
The performance-based Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) is designed to challenge students’ technical, creative and artistic abilities and sensibilities through specialist training in: contemporary dance; classical ballet; somatic practices; choreographic projects and performances; dance sciences and safe dance practice. The integrated approach to curriculum delivery develops technically strong, kinaesthetically aware dance artists.
Students also undertake Critical and Theoretical Studies that introduce them to the diversity of contemporary performing arts practices, and have the opportunity to choose electives from other specialisations across the VCA, or from the University of Melbourne’s broad undergraduate subjects.
International exchanges, industry secondments and choreographic opportunities through Student Works foster the development of autonomous dance artists with strong leadership attributes.
VCA Dance graduates establish careers as performers, choreographers, artistic directors of dance companies, collaborators, community dance project directors, curators, producers, teachers, dance researchers and artistic leaders in a wide range of contexts locally, nationally and internationally.
Detailed subject information is available in the University Handbook.
VCA graduates are found in contemporary dance companies Australia-wide – Chunky Move, Lucy Guerin Inc., Balletlab, Sydney Dance Company, Tasdance, Leigh Warren and Dancers, Australian Dance Theatre, Kage Physical Theatre and Tracks Dance, as well as overseas companies throughout Europe, the USA and Asia.
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3 years, full time
No part time option
No mid-year entry or deferrals
Domestic students go to:
Future Students Tuition Fees
Major areas of study:
* Dance Technique:
Contemporary Dance and Ballet
* Body Mind Practices:
Kinesiology, Feldenkrais and Yoga
Closing date is 5pm (EST) 31 August 2012 to guarantee you will be offered a live audition.
Final closing date is 5pm (EST) 26 October 2012 and applicants will not be guaranteed a live audition.
14 September 2012 (If attending an audition in person); or 16 November 2012