Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This program prepares graduates to teach dance in the secondary school system, or apply their skills and knowledge in other educational contexts. The dance teaching degree is unique in Australia in that it positions the study and practice of dance as an art form within the broader context of physical activity and physical expression. Students who undertake this degree build a foundation for the lifelong development of skills and attributes appropriate to professional teachers. Students simultaneously broaden their experience in dance and in physical education, in an environment that focuses on educational pedagogy. Both areas are supported by the study of personal development, health, and the anatomy of the human body.
The degree program is divided into eight semesters, each of 12 weeks duration. Study involves approximately 16 contact hours a week (excluding examination and study weeks). The program is taught via lectures, tutorials, dance classes, performance workshops, seminars, and individual tuition. Students also undertake four professional experience sessions in a range of schools.
- Education and dance
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- NSW HSC Band 4 English or equivalent
- Dance audition
NSW Department of Education and Training; NSW Institute of Teachers
Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or credit transfer based on prior study completed at associate diploma level or above and/or prior industry/professional experience (up to 50% of the curriculum).
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Scholarships are available to successful applicants.