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If you are passionate about performance and ready to make it your career, then the Bachelor of Applied Dance at ACPE is for you. Studying a range of theoretical and practical subjects, upon graduation you'll leave with a professional's understanding of dance - able to confidently operate in the dance industry as a performer, adviser, choreographer and many other roles. Access to the ACPE Dance Company is also available to all students, providing additional professional and practical experience.
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The dance course revolves around two major strands, Dance as Artform (10/24 subjects) and Dance and the Industry (6/24 subjects); the balance of the degree is structured around Supporting Studies (Anatomy and Physiology, for example), as well as Problem Based Learning (PBL), and Practical Experience.
A dance course combining creativity with practical training
The result is a qualification that offers substantial vocational skill and expertise across the breadth of the dance discipline, which is evaluated in terms of its physiological, social, cultural, historical, and commercial aspects.
The Bachelor of Applied Dance can be completed in three years of full-time study or part-time equivalent. The course program is divided into six semesters, each of 12 weeks duration. Study involves approximately 16 contact hours a week, (excluding examination and study weeks).
This dance course is taught via lectures, tutorials, dance classes, performance workshops, seminars, and individual tuition. Students also undertake two Professional Experience sessions.
Exit point for Associate Degree of Applied Dance
As the dance industry continues to evolve, so do the employment opportunities available for Applied Dance graduates. Combining creativity with practical training, this industry-recognised degree is perfect for passionate individuals who do not anticipate a career as a teacher of dance in secondary schools, but want to build a solid career within the dynamic dance industry. Successful first year students can even transfer to the Bachelor of Dance Education.
Increase in employment with the Sports industry in the next 5 years
The ACPE Dance Company has given me the chance to meet some big names in the dance world and the opportunity to learn from them and to experience their journey and how they achieved their dreams. The Company has also allowed me to meet new people from ACPE and given me the chance to learn different ways of moving and helped me to increase my quality as a dancer and performer.
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