Bachelor of Arts - Dance

About the Bachelor of Arts - Dance

This is an intensive and challenging program where performance and classroom practice are central to the philosophy of the course. It encourages students to pursue individual goals as dance artists, choreographers, teachers or researchers. This course provides an insight into dance as an art form and social and educative experience. It develops skills in communication, critical thinking, research and analysis and demands students be creatively productive in the area of interest they pursue. Provision is made for students with dance backgrounds other than ballet and contemporary, e.g. classical Indian dance, to audition and continue to study in their specialist dance style.



Campuses and Duration

Campus Duration
Mount Lawley 3 years

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In The Good Universities Guide 2015, our graduates gave ECU a five-star rating for 'Teaching Quality', 'Graduate Satisfaction' and for the 'Generic Skills' they acquired during their studies. And we've achieved these ratings for six years in a row. This year we were also awarded a five-star rating for 'Graduate Starting Salary'.

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At ECU, we've created the ideal learning environment to help you reach your potential. We equip you with the confidence and practical skills to deal with whatever challenges may come your way, no matter where you are in the world.

ECU has two metropolitan campuses at Mount Lawley and Joondalup, close to Perth city, which is globally recognised for its low unemployment rate, healthy economy and dedication to the development of state-of-the-art science and technology. ECU also serves Western Australia's South West Region from a campus at Bunbury, 200 kilometres south of Perth, near Margaret River - a country town known for its wines, fine restaurants and charm.

ECU has more than 23,000 students, with around 18,500 undergraduates and 4800 postgraduates. Approximately 3600 of these are international students originating from 104 countries, making your ECU experience a truly international and inspirational journey.

Student Services

ECU offers a supportive study environment with approachable teaching staff and a range of support staff, including counsellors and academic skills advisers, to help you get the most out of your education.

ECU students enjoy high service standards and facilities, including wireless internet, 24-hour access to e-lab facilities, fully resourced libraries, and a safe and welcoming environment, as well as:

  • pre-departure advice
  • arrival reception
  • automated teller machines (ATMs)
  • bookshops
  • a childcare centre/creche
  • coffee shops
  • e-labs (24 hours per day, seven days per week)
  • a hairdresser
  • health services
  • learning advisers
  • a library
  • orientation programs
  • parking
  • a peer mentoring program
  • security (24 hours per day, seven days per week)
  • sport and fitness centres
  • a student counselling service
  • a student guild
  • career services and leadership services
  • a volunteering program.

We recognise that international students have special needs and we are dedicated to providing support to ensure your success at ECU.


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ECU offers more than 320 courses and prepares students for the real world with the right balance of practical knowledge and academic excellence. ECU offers courses in the following study areas:

  • biology and environmental sciences
  • business
  • communications and arts
  • computing and security
  • engineering and technology
  • exercise and health sciences
  • law and justice
  • medical and paramedical sciences
  • nursing
  • psychology and social science
  • teacher education
  • Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

ECU academics meet with industry key players and representatives throughout the year in order to revise and design the best curriculum and relevant course content for students, ensuring you are at the cutting edge of your industry. Many of our courses offer direct links to industry and organisations by providing practical work placements and real work projects, making our graduates job-ready. The practical component of many ECU courses provides the opportunity for students to network with potential employers.


  • ECU is located in the vibrant, sophisticated city of Perth, Western Australia - the closest major Australian city to Asia, Africa and Europe. Perth is known for being friendly, safe and relaxed but offers all the cosmopolitan attractions of a large international city.
  • The university has two metropolitan campuses in Joondalup and Mount Lawley and a regional campus in Bunbury, a city 200km south of Perth.
  • All campuses offer a wide range of study and recreational facilities and a variety of services.

Mount Lawley

2 Bradford Street MOUNT LAWLEY WA Australia