Postgraduate Diploma in Dance Science

Course PD-DANSCI (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Year and Campus: 2011 - Southbank
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 100 credit points taken over 12 months full time.



Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 9685 9419
Fax: +61 3 9685 9358
Course Overview: This new course will serve to educate health professionals, exercise and movement practitioners, dance researchers, dance educators, and dance artists about all aspects fundamental to the science of movement for dance.
  • understand the underlying principles related to health practices and psychology in the treatment and training of dancers;
  • understand the underlying anatomical, biomechanical and motor learning principles related to dance training;
  • develop research skills at both a theoretical and practical level appropriate to postgraduate study;
  • be familiar with the literature and research currently available in the movement science field;
  • incorporate conditioning and somatic practices into their chosen field of working with dancers;
  • acquire a spirit of inquiry and initiative towards the development of dance science.
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Entry Requirements:

The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant's ability to successfully pursue the course using the following criteria:

  • an undergraduate degree, or equivalent, with a major in relevant discipline (dance, movement science, or health practices) or
  • equivalent documented professional experience of at least five years.
The Selection Committee may conduct interviews for short-listed applicants and may call for referee reports and employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.
Core Participation Requirements: N/A
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Generic Skills: N/A
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