Postgraduate Diploma in Dance Science

Course Q06-AA (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


Student and Academic Services Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts 234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006 Tel: 9685 9419
Course Overview: This new course will serve to educate health professionals, exercise and movement practitioners, dance researchers, dance educators, and dance artists about all aspects fundamental to the science of movement for dance.
  • understand the underlying principles related to health practices and psychology in the treatment and training of dancers;
  • understand the underlying anatomical, biomechanical and motor learning principles related to dance training;
  • develop research skills at both a theoretical and practical level appropriate to postgraduate study;
  • be familiar with the literature and research currently available in the movement science field;
  • incorporate conditioning and somatic practices into their chosen field of working with dancers;
  • acquire a spirit of inquiry and initiative towards the development of dance science.
Entry Requirements:

The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant's ability to successfully pursue the course using the following criteria:

  • an undergraduate degree, or equivalent, with a major in relevant discipline (dance, movement science, or health practices) or
  • equivalent documented professional experience of at least five years.
The Selection Committee may conduct interviews for short-listed applicants and may call for referee reports and employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.
Core Participation Requirements: N/A
Graduate Attributes: None
Generic Skills: N/A
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