Research Project

Subject DNCE40002 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

July, 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: 2 hours per week. Regular individual consultation with assigned supervisor
Total Time Commitment: Up to 15 hours additional self-initiated research.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

Original research on an approved research project may be in fields such as dance history, dance in a particular cultural context, dance kinesiology or therapy, aesthetics or philosophy of dance. A minimum of 80% of the student's research project must involve theoretical study culminating in a written essay of 5000 words. This may be supported, in the oral presentation, by documentation in other media such as video or notation or by a performance of relevant movement material.


On completion of this subject students should be able to

  • undertake an independent reserach project in a selected field of study related to dance;
  • identify and define a research issue;
  • select and apply the appropriate methodology for collection and analysis of information in the chosen field;
  • present and elucidate research findings in an open forum.

Oral presentation of research findings in chosen topic in an open forum (20%); a final essay of 5000 words (80%).

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 access, evaluate and analyse data from a range of sources;
  • the ability to communicate in writing;
  • the ability to connect theory and practice
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Dance (Degree with Honours)

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