Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) (B-FADANCE) // Attributes, outcomes and skills
About this course
Students currently admitted in this course:
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this course, graduates will be able to:
- apply a high level of embodied skill in the performance of movement vocabularies and movement sequencing;
- critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise key concepts in the discourse of dancing in diverse contexts;
- engage with and contribute to group processes and ensemble thinking in a range of performance settings;
- utilise flexible and transformative kinesthetic and problem-solving skills through rehearsal and performance;
- reflect upon and evaluate processes, methods and performance outcomes to inform and enhance their own practice;
- develop an independent creative practice to facilitate the continued development of dance craft;
- identify and respond to opportunities relevant to professional aspirations.
Refer to Graduate Attributes.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) will have developed the following skills and attributes that allow them to be:
- demonstrate a flexible and innovative approach to the national and international challenges facing the professional artist/practitioner in the 21 Century;
- have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and of the ethics of artistic practices and scholarship;
- have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s);
- reach a high level of achievement in artistic practice, writing, generic research activities, problem-solving and communication;
- be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning;
- be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies.
Knowledgeable across disciplines:
- critically examine, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a range of disciplines;
- expand analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects;
- have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems;
- have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment.
Leaders in communities:
- initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces;
- have excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations;
- mentor future generations of learners;
- engage in meaningful public discourse, with a profound awareness of community needs.
Attuned to cultural diversity:
- value different cultures and their cultural forms of practice;
- be well-informed citizens able to contribute to their communities wherever they choose to live and work;
- have an understanding of the social and cultural diversity in our community;
- respect Indigenous knowledge, cultures and values.
Active global citizens:
- understand their relationship with and responsibility to their cultural environment and society;
- accept social and civic responsibilities;
- be advocates for improving the sustainability of the environment;
- have a broad global understanding, with a high regard for human rights, equity and ethics.
Last updated: 24 January 2023