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ACPE Dance Degrees

Move with passion and confidence. Discover the transformative power of dance through our immersive degree courses in dance, where you will seamlessly merge theory with work experience at schools and companies for a flourishing dance career.

Embrace your passion for movement and artistic expression through our dance courses at ACPE, where we seamlessly merge theory with hands-on experience to set the stage for a flourishing dance career. Dive into our range of dance education courses and submit an application today.

If you’re captivated by the world of dance and aspire to establish a career in this vibrant sector, our dance education and professional development courses serve as an excellent foundation. ACPE’s dance degrees are meticulously designed to foster the critical skills for thriving in diverse dance-related fields, encompassing aspects like technique, choreography and instruction.

The Bachelor of Dance Practice is a specialised degree that will equip you with the skills and experience to become a professional in the dance industry. The course develops artistry, choreography, performance, educational, business, and organisational skills for employment as leaders in the dance industry.
Next Intake
4 March 2024
5 August 2024
Duration
3 years full-time and part-time equivalent
Study Mode
This course is available on campus with selected units available online
Fee-HELP
This course is FEE-HELP approved for domestic students
The Bachelor of Dance Education is a specialist professional qualification that is unique in Australia. Units are provided by highly qualified and experienced professionals, empowering you with all the knowledge and skills to become qualified as a Dance teacher and PDHPE teacher
Next Intake
4 March 2024
5 August 2024
Duration
4 years full-time, or up to 10 years from initial enrolment part-time
Study Mode
This course is available on campus with selected units available online
Fee-HELP
This course is FEE-HELP approved for domestic students

Course information & FAQs

Embrace your passion for movement and artistic expression through our degree courses in dance at ACPE. This is where you will seamlessly merge theory with work experience to set the stage for a flourishing dance career. 

If you're captivated by the world of dance and aspire to establish a career in this vibrant sector, our dance education and professional development courses serve as an excellent foundation. ACPE's dance degrees are meticulously designed to foster the critical skills for thriving in diverse dance-related fields, encompassing aspects like technique, choreography and instruction.

 

Bachelor of Dance Practice

Discover your full potential with our Bachelor of Dance Practice, a specialised degree that will equip you with the skills and experience to become a professional in the dance industry. The course develops artistry, choreography, performance, educational, business, and organisational skills for employment as leaders in the dance industry. This course covers a broad spectrum of learning essential to the profession:

  • Dance composition, performance, production, and promotion
  • Dance history, popular dance styles, and classical dance styles
  • Understanding professional integrity within dance
  • Exploring dance within a health context (dance and health, functional anatomy, and understanding health)
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Additionally, this dance course delves into professional skills such as project management, small business operations and technical production. The Bachelor of Dance Practice also serves as a pathway course to the Bachelor of Dance Education.

Course structure
The Bachelor of Dance Practice can be completed in three years of full-time study or its part-time equivalent. The program is divided into six semesters, each lasting 12 weeks. Students can expect approximately 16 contact hours a week, excluding examination and study weeks.

This dance course offers a diverse learning experience, blending lectures, tutorials, dance classes, performance workshops and seminars to deliver a comprehensive education. Students also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through two dance industry placements. The program is delivered via face-to-face learning, with selected units available online for added flexibility.

Career opportunities
Upon completing the Bachelor of Dance Practice, graduates can pursue an array of exciting career opportunities. These include various roles in dance teaching, such as working in private studios, community organisations or primary and secondary schools as a dance specialist for extra-curricular activities and even fitness organisations.

Graduates may also choose to become dance studio owners or independent dance artists. Other potential career paths include becoming a community dance facilitator, taking on organisational or artistic roles in dance activities aimed at community development or performance or working as a dance administrator, curator or director.

 

Bachelor of Dance Education

Embark on a fulfilling journey with our Bachelor of Dance Education, a course that, in four years, equips you with the knowledge and skills to become a qualified Dance and PDHPE teacher.

This dance education course is led by a team of accomplished professionals adept at fostering a great learning atmosphere. The degree cultivates essential pedagogical knowledge and understanding in students, preparing them to become classroom-ready teachers. As part of the curriculum, students will benefit from valuable hands-on exposure through practical experiences in school settings.

Course structure
The Bachelor of Dance Education can be completed in four years of full-time study or up to ten years of part-time study. The degree program is divided into eight semesters, each lasting 12 weeks. Students can expect approximately 16 contact hours a week, excluding examination and study weeks.

This dance education course is conducted through lectures, tutorials, dance classes, performance workshops and seminars. Additionally, students will complete four professional experience placements in various schools. This course is delivered face-to-face with selected units available online.

Career opportunities
With an industry-recognised qualification from ACPE, the Bachelor of Dance Education opens the door to a world of possibilities for teaching various dance styles. Whether you're inspired to run your dance studio or lead performances in primary or secondary schools, the future shines brightly for the Bachelor of Dance Education course graduates at ACPE.

How to apply
Prospective students can submit their applications for our dance courses directly through ACPE. We encourage you to visit our campus and consult with our admissions team. In addition to meeting the College's entry requirements, applicants for this course must participate in an audition, which assesses their dance technique and choreographic abilities.

Leap into a Promising Dance Career with ACPE
Don't forego the chance to nurture a flourishing career in the world of dance. Discover more about our dance courses and submit your application today!

 

About ACPE

ACPE is Australia’s leading provider of degree and diploma courses specialising in sport business, sport coaching, football, health, education, and dance. Our teaching staff are not only qualified, but have gained extensive experience in the industry.

ACPE also has partnerships with various organisations, giving students practical work experience and the best opportunities for career development.

 

FAQs

What makes ACPE's dance programs stand out from others?

ACPE's dance education and professional development courses are highly regarded in Australia. We have consistently ranked higher than other Australian universities in sport, health, education, and dance, as highlighted by the 2020 and 2021 SES survey results. 

Our emphasis on work-ready experience placements, starting from the second year, which ensures our graduates are well-prepared for a rewarding and successful career. This is reflected in the impressive statistic that 89.5% of our graduates find employment within six months, according to the 2021 Graduate Outcome Survey. 

Additionally, ACPE boasts a wide range of industry partnerships and offers school programs, such as free workshops conducted by our expert teaching staff. We also support our students through the Elite Program and various scholarship opportunities.

How do ACPE's dance degrees prepare me for a career in dance or dance education?

ACPE's dance degrees are meticulously designed to provide a comprehensive education that prepares you for a successful career in dance or dance education. Our programs focus on developing your artistic and technical skills and providing a solid foundation in pedagogical knowledge and understanding. By combining theoretical learning with practical experiences, you'll gain valuable hands-on experience and insights into the real-world demands of the dance industry.

Are there flexible learning options available for ACPE's dance courses?

ACPE provides students with flexible learning options to accommodate various needs and preferences. While our dance courses primarily consist of face-to-face learning through lectures, tutorials, dance classes, performance workshops and seminars, selected units are also available online.

This blended learning approach allows students to balance their studies with other commitments while receiving a comprehensive dance education course. Additionally, specific degree programs offer part-time study options, allowing students to progress through the course at a pace that suits their circumstances.

What support services are available to ACPE dance students?

At ACPE, we understand the importance of providing comprehensive support services to our dance students, ensuring they can focus on their studies and achieve their full potential. One of the critical support areas is financial assistance, as we recognise that funding can sometimes be a significant challenge in pursuing higher education. 

To help alleviate this burden, ACPE offers a variety of financial aid options for our dance students. Eligible domestic students can apply for FEE-HELP loans, which are government-supported loans designed to assist with tuition fees. Furthermore, ACPE proudly provides scholarships to deserving students with outstanding academic achievements.

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