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 - February


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.

Breadth subjects at each year level enable you to explore cross disciplinary studies from the wider University community, accessing multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills that will build on existing knowledge or present opportunities for you to investigate and develop new interests.

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.

Future pathways

Upon completion of the course, you may choose to apply for a fourth-year Honours degree. An honours year provides an intensive mode of study allowing you to master your specialisation and create a pathway into advanced graduate study options in dance.