Bachelor of Fine Arts - Dance

The University of Melbourne

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) is one of nine specialisations for this degree delivered through the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). It builds on the VCA's outstanding reputation for performance-focused dance training. The course develops technically strong, kinaesthetically aware dance artists through specialist training in contemporary dance, ballet, dance science, somatic practices, choreography and performance. New works by professional Australian and international choreographers provide invaluable performance experience and interaction with the dance profession. You can apply to any Bachelor of Fine Arts on its own, or in a Graduate Degree Package (GDP) with the Melbourne Juris Doctor. You can apply for a GDP direct from completing an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB) as a domestic or international student in Australia or as a domestic student outside Australia. See study.unimelb.edu.au for details.

Course Fee:


International: $90,688

Entry Requirements:

Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL. Selection is talent-based and may include a test and interview. Full admission criteria are available at study.unimelb.edu.au.

Structure:

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) requires the successful completion of 300 credit points comprising 100 points of study at first, second and third year levels. There are 237.5 points in core subjects and 62.5 points in electives. Students can choose an elective from another artistic discipline within the VCA, or from a range of undergraduate subjects from across the University.

Subjects you can Study:

Choreographic Process into Performance 1; Dance Technique 1; Integrated Body Mind Practices 1; The Dancer as Artist; Choreographic Process into Performance 2; Dance Lineages 1; plus more

Study Pathways:

Students can continue to a fourth year of study to complete the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) (Dance) or choose University of Melbourne breadth subjects during their course to prepare for other graduate pathways such as teaching and education.

Further information:

The Melbourne Chancellor's Scholarship is available for high achievers.

Recognition:

The Victorian College of the Arts has partnerships with over 30 leading arts institutions around the world, including the Universities 21 and Association of Pacific Rim Universities networks. The VCA is also a member of: Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS); Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association (ASPERA); College of Art Association, US (affiliate member); and International Association of Film and Television Schools (CILECT).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00116K

Related Careers:

Dancer, Entertainer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Southbank No info No Full time 3 years
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