Special Study

Subject DNCE30002 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 16-Feb-2015 to 12-Jun-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 27-Feb-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1 hour per week. Total time commitment, 5 hours per week.
Total Time Commitment:

3 hours per week


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

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2015
Not offered in 2015


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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.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


Ms Meredith Blackburn


Faculty of the VCA and MCM
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Email: 13MELB@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

The student will select an appropriate dance work (solo or duet) from which to research and perform a short excerpt in consultation with her/his 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 and analyse the background of the choreographer and the chosen work, the production elements, the aesthetic values of the work and its cultural context, and its place in the choreographer's chronology of work.

Learning Outcomes:

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%).

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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 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 Fine Arts (Dance)

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