Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)

Duration Up to 3 years Full Time
Example Career ProfileDancer and ChoreographerDancer and Choreographer
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Course Admission Requirements

  • Satisfactory performance in an audition

and any one of: 2false

  • Any Certificate III or higher
  • or
  • Satisfactory achievement in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • or
  • Successful completion of SACE (year 12) results (or equivalent) achieving an ATAR of 60 or above

How To Apply

  • Applications are made to Flinders University on the SATAC University website at using course code 224691 or by clicking onto the Apply now button above.
  • Delivered by Flinders University in partnership with TAFE SA through Adelaide College of the Arts in Light Square, students will be registered with both TAFE SA and Flinders University. Students will study full-time over three years and graduate with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) upon successful completion of all subjects. Students who do not complete the requirements of the full Bachelor qualification may exit with the highest level of qualification attained - Certificate IV in Dance, Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) or Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance).
  • Separate fees apply for each institution. Please see Flinders University website for Bachelor fees. Fees for the Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA50113 and the Advanced Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance) CUA60113 range between $8,400 - $12,100. Final fees will be determined at enrolment.
  • You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan for the Diploma and above part of the course. VET Students Loans is an income-contingent loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay for all or part of their Vocational Education and Training (VET) tuition fees when studying one or more eligible VET courses.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of the Dance stream will have the necessary technique and skills to establish careers as performers, choreographers, artistic directors of dance companies, collaborators, community dance project directors, curators, producers, teachers, dance researchers and artistic leaders in a wide range of contexts locally, nationally and internationally.

Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

Qualifications & Skills Covered

Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance)
Performance is combined with study of the theoretical knowledge that is essential for gaining employment and building skills as a professional dancer. The course has a strong emphasis on performance and on realising productions for public presentation and equips you with comprehensive professional skills in the areas of major employment in the entertainment industry, realistic dance techniques, devised movement practices, dance project realisation, choreography and stage performance. The course introduces you to areas of development and increasing importance in the Australian industry encouraging you to work as a conceptual artist through courses specialising in techniques of group devising, auto-performance and choreography and develops your awareness of the relevance of these discourses to professional practice.