About Dance

Train in an intensive, collaborative, studio-based learning environment with an emphasis on artistry, performance, choreographic practice and research.

At Melbourne, we will foster your creativity, encourage innovation and teach you to critically analyse the practice of classical and contemporary dance.

You’ll join specialist lecturers, visiting choreographers and enjoy associations with a range of professional dance companies.

Discover the Dance specialisation

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Why study at the University of Melbourne

Work integrated learning

Work integrated learning

All students have the opportunity to participate in a professional placement.

Career ready

Career ready

Daily dance classes in a range of techniques (contemporary, hybrid, ballet), body conditioning and workshop-labs provide a rigorous foundation for a dance career.

Taught by leading experts

Taught by leading experts

You’ll learn from expert practitioners, visiting choreographers and alumni.

Hear from our students

Find out what motivated our current students to choose Melbourne, and the impact studying with us has had on their lives and careers.

The peers and teachers at VCA are supportive and kind, which breeds a very safe environment to grow and learn as an artist.

Kyle Ramboyong, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)

Who you will learn from

Learn from skilled academic and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.

Anna Smith


Anna Smith is a practicing choreographer, educator and community artist, with a Master of Choreography from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).

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Please speak to our expert staff to discover more about our learning opportunities and get support with your application.