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Dance Performance, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
This Bachelor of Fine Arts Dance Performance course offered at Queensland University of Technology has a reputation for preparing Australia’s future dance artists. Combine intensive full-time dance training with a university academic program


If you are a dancer who wants to hone your craft and persue your professional goals, this Bachelor of Fine Arts Dance Performance course offered at Queensland University of Technology  degree is for you.  This course offers intensive training in the core techniques of ballet and contemporary dance supported by duo, pas de deux, pointe, male coaching classes, Pilates, yoga and alternative dance and body conditioning practices, making you internationally competitive. Technology is integrated within choreographic workshops which include the exploration of a variety of interdisciplinary approaches.

Outside the studio you will extend your understanding with theory, analysing and reflecting on the mind and body in dance and the roles of diverse styles, both historical and emerging.

QUT’s dance performance program boasts an enviable reputation and continues to lead in developing the creative passions of Australia’s future dance artists. It combines a rigorous full-time dance training course with academic studies. The course 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.

Career outcomes

QUT dance performance graduates 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.

Possible careers

  • Choreographer
  • Dancer
  • Independent dance artist

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Understanding Creative Practice
  • Dance Performance: Analysing Dance
  • Dance Technique
  • The Creative Body
  • Pathways to a Creative Career 
  • Dance Performance  : Dance Histories 
  • Dance Technique 
  • Foundations in Improvisation and Choreographic Practice 

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

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Academic Requirements

CRICOS: 056185A

You must successfully:

  • perform an audition
  • have completed Australian Year 12, or equivalent qualification.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    31200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31200 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6700 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6700 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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national fee is Commonwealth Supported

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
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