Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)

    • CRICOS Code: 093583B
    • VTAC Code: 3800638931
    • International VTAC Code: 3800638933

    Course overview

    • 3 years full time
    • On Campus (Southbank)
    • Available to domestic and international students
    • Start Year Intake - March


    The Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) builds on the Victorian College of the Arts’ outstanding reputation for performance-focused dance education.

    The course develops kinetically strong, culturally and conceptually aware dance artists through specialist education in an inclusive range of contemporary dance practices, dance science and somatics, critical dance studies, choreography and performance.

    In a vibrant and stimulating atmosphere, you will train to meet the technical demands, kinaesthetic awareness and creative challenges of a career in dance. New works by professional Australian and international choreographers and repertory studies provide invaluable performance experience and interaction with the dance profession.

    There is some flexibility within the degree, allowing you to choose elective subjects in dance or from other artistic disciplines at the VCA. You can also complete electives from outside of the VCA’s offerings, to prepare you for other pathways, such as teaching.

    You will have access to state-of-the art facilities, including five purpose-built dance studios and a range of on-campus theatre and performance spaces.

    Who is this course for

    The course attracts highly motivated, disciplined and creative dancers who are interested in shaping the future of Australian dance.

    Learning outcomes

    Graduates of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) will gain:

    • Practical skills in dance, including contemporary, ballet and hybrid dance.
    • Knowledge to improvise, devise and structure choreography.
    • A critical vocabulary and analytical approach to the appreciation of choreography as a way of knowing.