Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Year and Campus:||2010 - Southbank|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||100 credit points taken over 12 months full time.|
CoordinatorAssociate Professor J Kinder
ContactStudent and Academic Services, Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts, 234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006 Tel: 03 9685 9419
The Bachelor of Dance (Honours) is a more advanced and specialised course of study requiring a higher standard of performance than the pass degree. It involves one year of additional study following the completion of the requirements for a pass degree. The Honours year will provide an opportunity for graduates of the School of Dance to extend their knowledge and dance experience by undertaking a specialised advanced program in a fourth year of study which may lead to formal postgraduate studies and/or to opportunities to enter the dance industry with enhanced knowledge and experience. A substantial part of the honours year program will involve practical studies undertaken as field experience or in the VCA’s performance company. These studies will enhance the students career prospects and also ensure their adequate preparation for postgraduate studies in dance such as the Master of Dance (Performance), where the maintenance of strong dance technique is essential.
Students who are eligible for the Honours program will undertake a major project which will require their secondment to a dance company, or organisation, for field experience. The artistic directors of several dance companies have already expressed their willingness to cooperate with the program as it gives them an opportunity to observe potential recruits in a professional situation over several weeks. The Ausdance network, and organisations such as the Choreographic Centre, have also expressed their interest in mentoring the progress of outstanding students who wish to undertake projects within their jurisdiction. The student gains direct experience in the profession and is guided in this program by experienced mentors from within the industry.
The results applicable to subjects in an honours course are in the range 65% to 100%, ie H3 to H1. A results below 65% is considered a ‘non pass’.
Before a recommendation can be made to award the degree of Bachelor of Dance (Honours) candidates are required to complete 100 points at fourth year level at the appropriate grade level.
The objectives of this course are to provide opportunities for students:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||Qualification for the award Bachelor of Dance (Honours) requires successful completion of all three core subjects listed below.|
|Subject Options:|| |
Bachelor of Dance (Honours)Fourth Year
Study Period Commencement:
Applicants require an Undergraduate Degree in dance. Candidates for entry into the Honours year will be selected on the basis of an audition and interview. Under the regulations the minimum requirement for admission of a candidate into the fourth year is normally the completion of a pass degree with a minimum average of H2B grades in the Bachelor of Dance at the VCA, or an Undergraduate Degree in dance with an appropriate level of attainment from another institution.
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, this subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in classical and contemporary dance exercises. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the Subject Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/|
|Graduate Attributes:||This course is designed to provide students with competencies and creative opportunities that are relevant to careers in dance and the creative arts, and to take advantage of the development and diversification of dance opportunities within our cultural framework.|
At the completion of the Bachelor of Dance (Honours), students should be able to:
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