Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

This program is designed for future dance professionals who aspire to careers outside of mainstream dance performance such as teaching artists, socially engaged and community-based arts practice and teaching within primary/secondary schools and/or private dance studios. It offers intensive training in the core principles of contemporary dance practice and a broad range of dance styles which may include ballet, indigenous dance, Latin, hip hop, commercial and folk dance. Where relevant, partnering is learnt in and through these styles. There are performative events across site-specific, digital and theatrical domains through which students engage with the public interface of their practice. Students will get the opportunity to work alongside professional in at least one Australian or international project. They can also collaborate with other Creative Industries disciplines and develop professional networks.


  • 288 credit points comprising 2 core units
  • a Dance major (14 units)
  • a situated creative practice extension (up to 3 units)
  • plus 1 minor (4 units) or 4 electives.


  • Dance

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Successful audition

Study pathways

This course can be followed with a graduate-entry teacher education course, which enables students to become qualified teachers. Pathways to the Master of Philosophy are also available. With further specialist training, students could extend their dance studies into areas such as dance therapy, dance science and dance medicine. Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Kelvin Grove International: $96,800 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

This course has additional entry requirements. This course is not covered by QUT's Offer Guarantee Scheme. QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for commencing and continuing students.

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