Contemporary Dance Theory

Subject DNCE60015 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 6 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 5 hours per week including lectures, tutorials, reading and self directed practice.
Total Time Commitment: Not available


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Non Allowed Subjects:

Core Participation Requirements:


Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 9685 9419
Fax: +61 3 9685 9358
Subject Overview: Research and analysis of Contemporary Dance philosophies and ideologies. Review and development of Dance in Education rationale. An overview of Australian state system dance curriculums

Assessment: Contribution and participation to class discussion and completion of set readings (20%); class presentation (30%); research paper 2,000 words (50%).
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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
  • The ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • The ability to interpret and analyse
  • The capacity to evaluate and synthesise data and other information
  • The ability to identify aesthetic domains
  • The ability to apply theory to practice
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Notes: Not offered in 2009
Related Course(s): Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Dance Teaching

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