Special Study

Subject DNCE30002 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 1, 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: Tutorial time arranged as required.
Total Time Commitment: 3 hours per week

756-232 Choreography 2A and 756-233 Choreography 2B

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Semester 2
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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Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Email: vcam-info@unimelb.edu.au
Tel: +61 3 9685 9419
Fax: +61 3 9685 9358
Web: www.vcam.unimelb.edu.au
Subject Overview:

The student will select an appropriate dance work (solo or duet) to research and perform in consultation with his/her tutor. The selected work must not be one which forms part of the course of study during the student's period of enrolment. Students are required to research the historical background of the choreographer, details of music and design, history of the performance, the aesthetic values of the work, and its place in the annals of dance. Each student should arrange supervision of his/her study with an appropriate member of staff.


On completion of this subject, students should be able to

  • study, recreate and perform a section from an existing choreographic work;
  • research and analyse an existing dance work and present these findings in a written research paper and viva voce.


End of semester 1 - Research essay of 3500 words (40%); performance of the solo/duet before a panel (40%); viva voce before a panel (20%).

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 ability to move within aesthetic domains;
  • the ability to perform with kinaesthetic awareness;
  • the application of dance techniques;
  • the capacity to access data and other information from a range of sources;
  • the capacity to evaluate and synthesise data and other information;
  • the capacity to interpret and analyse;
  • the capacity to communicate orally and in writing.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Dance (VCA)

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