Career Planning and Management

Subject DNCE20002 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 2, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours per week
Total Time Commitment: 5 hours per week

Performance Management

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
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, academic requirments for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Subject Overview:

This subject will be delivered through a series of workshops, seminars and lectures. In preparation for entry into the dance industry the emphasis will be on potential career pathways in dance and dance-allied professions. The course will identify strategies for sustaining personal practice as a dance artist and managing career transitions. The course will also cover grant application writing and project management (focusing especially on responsible budgeting), CV preparation and contractual, legal and ethical issues as they relate to the dance artist.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the dance industry and an awareness of career pathways in both dance and dance-allied professions;
• Demonstrate an informed understanding of the specifics of project development and management, including grant application writing and responsible budgeting;
• Prepare a targeted C.V.;
• Demonstrate a basic understanding of contractual, legal and ethical issues as they relate to the dance artist, including the rights and responsibilities of both the performer and director;
• Develop strategies for sustaining personal practice and managing career transitions

Participation and contribution to course wok, including satisfactory completion of set tasks (60%); written assignments totalling no more than 2000 words (40%). Hurdle requirement - 80% attendance.

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should have acquired the following:

  • the capacity to communicate orally and in writing;
  • the ability to access, evaluate and synthesise data and other information;
  • the capacity to solve problems.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Dance (VCA)

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