Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance), B.A.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance), B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
This course offers training in the core technique of contemporary dance and experience in a broad range of genres including ballet, hip hop, jazz, tap and yoga, in addition to alternative dance styles from a diverse range of global cultures - typically including Latin and acrobatics/tumbling. Duo and partnering is learnt within these styles.

About

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, tap and yoga, in addition to alternative dance styles from a diverse range of global cultures - typically including Latin and acrobatics/tumbling. Duo and partnering is learnt within these styles. There are performance events across site-specific, digital and theatrical domains, engaging you with the public interface of your practice. Technology is integrated with choreographic workshops including a broad spectrum of screen studies such as video clips through to dance films. 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 can supplement your dance studies by selecting additional units, 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, as well 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).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    288 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

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

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Successful audition;
  • Completion of Australian Year 12 or comparable qualification

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    28800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28800 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    28800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28800 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • 2018: $28800 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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