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

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

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) ,
This course offers intensive daily training in the core techniques of ballet and contemporary dance supported by weekly duo, pas de deux, pointe, male coaching classes, Pilates, yoga and alternative dance and body conditioning styles - making you internationally competitive. Technology is integrated with choreographic workshops including a broad spectrum of screen studies.

About

The dance performance program at QUT boasts an enviable reputation and continues to lead in developing the creative passions of Australia’s future dance artists. It combines a rigorous fulltime dance training course with academic studies at degree level, and is designed for young aspiring dancers who enjoy being challenged, are passionate about a career as a dancer, and willing to commit their energies to full-time training at university level.

Why choose this course?

This course offers intensive daily training in the core techniques of ballet and contemporary dance supported by weekly duo, pas de deux, pointe, male coaching classes, Pilates, yoga and alternative dance and body conditioning styles - making you internationally competitive. Technology is integrated with choreographic workshops including a broad spectrum of screen studies. You will connect with resident and guest choreographers and teachers, and showcase your talents in major performance seasons each semester. You will have the opportunity to undertake at least one tour in Australia or overseas and have access to international exchange programs. Secondment opportunities are available to major Australian companies and organisations and are supported within your studies. When not in the dance studio, you will engage with the theory to extend your understanding and curiosity. This involves analysing and reflecting on both the mind and the body in dance and the roles of diverse styles - both historical and emerging. You will have access to professional global networks and internationally recognised dance specialists who have experience in a range of dance practices and are active in the dance community through involvement with Ausdance, the Australian Dance Awards, external adjudication and examination panels, and international organisations. 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 QUT dance performance graduates are highly competitive and practise throughout Australia and internationally in major professional dance companies, dance education organisations, musicals, commercial environments and as independent artists. Many graduates achieve outstanding recognition as performers and choreographers throughout their careers. Pathways exist to postgraduate study and this course can be followed with a graduate-entry teacher education program to allow you to become a qualified teacher.

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

  • transitional training studies in physical, technical and psychological approaches
  • core technique classes in ballet and contemporary
  • showcase your skills in two major performance seasons
  • fundamentals of choreography
  • study anatomy, conditioning, dance history and dance analysis

Year 2

  • refine your technique and performance skills
  • performance opportunities in industry-relevant settings
  • advance your choreographic practice
  • learn how to teach dance in a broad range of contexts
  • acquire skills in portfolio and showreel preparation, applying for funding, collaborative networking, personal development, performance psychology and health management
  • contextualise cutting-edge performance and choreography

Year 3

  • acquire technical and interpretive skills
  • engage with practising professional dance artists
  • opportunities for performance showcases, secondments and tours in Australia or overseas
  • tailor your course to your career aspirations through your electives

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

Prerequisite

  • Successful audition; and
  • 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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Funding

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