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  • Perspectives in Art & Cultural Theory 4FINA70013

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    A series of weekly seminars dealing with the critical investigation of a significant topic in contemporary cultural theory. The course is run as a reading group and critical workshop. Discussion is focussed on critical methods demonstrated in the reading material and, according to opportunity, on...

  • Performance Design StudioFINA30024

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject is the capstone subject for the Performance Design major in the Bachelor of Design, and will integrate previous coursework in the major. The core of the undergraduate sequence in the major is the development of both design thinking and dexterity with tools. The focus of the investigat...

  • Studio Materials and Methods BFINA60010

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject addresses and introduces students to the field of contemporary art practice through a series of set projects that will explore the basic materials, methods and concepts of sculpture and digital and installation art forms. Developed specifically for Graduate Certificate students, this...

  • Life Drawing: The BodyFINA10036

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019Quotas apply

    This Breadth subject uses life drawing to explore the human body as a subject. It will explore how we visually perceive the human body, how we think about the body and how we theorise the body within art practice. Within the practical studio classes students will be introduced to drawing through ...

  • The Figure in PerformanceFINA20041

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The figure is one of the elements available to be manipulated by the designer in the development of a design for performance. An audience reads (either consciously or unconsciously) that figure through its relationship to its environment, and how it presents itself to the viewer. The human figure...

  • Dance Lineages 2DNCE20017

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Dance Lineages 2 is a continuation of the unique “embodied” approach and research into the diversity of Australian contemporary dance practice, established in Dance Lineages 1. Students investigate and analyse the background, influences, histories, physicalities and aesthetics informing Australia...

  • Performance Project ADNCE30015

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In Performance Project A students will participate in the fourth of the five performance projects central to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) course. Students will further develop their interpretive, expressive and physical skills and artistry as dancers and performers whilst working with leadin...

  • Performance Project BDNCE30016

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Performance Project B is the culmination of the three years of performance training with the creation, production and performance of new and/or extant work dance work as part of the end of year Dance Graduation season. Graduating students will be featured in new work by leading choreographers and...

  • Dance Industry ProjectDNCE30019

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject creates the opportunity for the student to apply for and undertake a secondment (or work experience) with a dance company, independent artist or dance industry organisation. The subject has two parts 1) the arrangement and completion of the secondment and 2) the presentation and/or w...

  • Independent Dance Contract BDNCE30013

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Independent Dance Contract B creates the opportunity for the student to design and implement an area of study which is of particular interest and relevance to the development of his or her dance practice. It enables students to demonstrate independence and resourcefulness as they take responsibil...

  • Special StudyDNCE30002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students will select an appropriate previously produced dance work from the repertory of a nationally or internationally recognised choreographer as the basis for research. Permission to perform a short excerpt, typically a solo or duet, from the dance work is to be sought from the choreographer ...

  • Integrated Body Mind Practices 1DNCE10018

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Through an integrated approach to the study of anatomy, dance kinesiology, performance psychology and body conditioning students are introduced to strategies for systematically developing their movement potential. Goal setting, motivational strategies and mental skills practice are also used to f...

  • Improvisation and DuoDNCE20027

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject brings together two synergetic disciplines: improvisation and duo. Duo aims to develop contemporary duo skills with an emphasis on weight taking and sharing based on principles of contact improvisation and efficient kinaesthetic function in movement. Strength, coordination, awarenes...

  • Dance Technique Extension 2DNCE20015

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Dance Technique Extension 2 is designed to complement Dance Technique 3 through additional classes, which provide diverse approaches to training and exposure to industry professionals. Students take three dance technique extension classes each week, which serve to broaden the individuals’ experie...

  • Integrated Body Mind Practices 3DNCE20020

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject will involve further study and practice ofboth kinesiology and Feldenkrais. In Kinesiology students will delve into ideokinetic processes to foster a balanced alignment of the skeletal system and re-education of neuromuscular habits in movement. Students will investigate the mechanic...

  • Collaboration Laboratory 2DNCE90004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject expands upon the exploration of the building blocks of performance creation with a focus on developing and realizing small-scale collaborative projects. Practical studio-based workshops provide further interaction with other disciplines to develop communication and collaborative abil...

  • Choreographic Process into Performance 3DNCE20014

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Choreographic Process into Performance 3 comprises of three areas, Choreography and Improvisation, Duo and Performance. Choreography and Improvisation will extend choreographic and improvisational experience. Use of improvisation as a choreographic tool to source original and personal movement vo...

  • Choreographic Processes 6 Site SpecificDNCE30012

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Students shall gain experience of processes used when making short dance films and shall fulfill the roles of choreographer and director as they undertake the making of a choreographic work for screen. Extending on the choreographic skills developed in previous semesters students will take an ini...

  • Dance Lineages 1DNCE10021

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Dance Lineages represents a unique “embodied” approach to understanding the diversity of Australian contemporary dance practice. Students investigate and analyse the background, influences, histories, physicalities and aesthetics informing Australian dance artists today in the context of broader ...

  • Cross Disciplinary LaboratoryDNCE60047

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject focuses upon the potential for interplay and dynamic dialogue between various disciplines and the building blocks of performance creation. Practical/ studio based classes provide interaction with other discipline streams to develop communication and collaborative skills. Familiarisat...