Contemporary Dance Theory

Subject DNCE60015 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 6 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2015.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 5 hours per week including lectures, tutorials, reading and self directed practice.
Total Time Commitment: Not available


Recommended Background Knowledge:

Non Allowed Subjects:

Core Participation Requirements:


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

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

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

Learning Outcomes:


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
Links to further information:

Not offered in 2009

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