QUT College

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)

QUT College

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

Through this three-year degree, you’ll build on your passion for dance while future proofing your career by diversifying your interests to open up a wide range of career opportunities. If your passion is for creating dance or following a love for choreography or production then combining your studies with areas such as screen studies, drama, music or entertainment will expand your skill set and versatility. If you want to become a creative producer, company manager, arts manager or even dance journalist this course is for you. It will allow you to ground your passion for dance while also nurturing these other interests and future proofing your career in a changing world. If you’re interested in teaching dance this degree will allow you to share your passion with others by laying the foundation for a teaching career. You’ll learn the core techniques of genres and dance styles including contemporary dance, hip hop, ballet, that can be applied to studio teaching, while additional studies can also allow you to teach in schools in Australia and beyond.


  • 288 credit points comprising 2 core units
  • a Dance major (14 units)
  • a situated creative practice extension (up to 3 units)
  • plus 1 minor (4 units) or 4 electives.


  • Dance

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Assumed knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Successful audition

Study pathways

This course can be followed with a graduate-entry teacher education course, which enables students to become qualified teachers. Pathways to the Master of Philosophy are also available. With further specialist training, students could extend their dance studies into areas such as dance therapy, dance science and dance medicine. Students may be able to claim advanced standing for part of their course, on the basis of completed or partially completed studies, and other assessable learning outcomes.

Further information

This course has additional entry requirements. This course is not covered by QUT's Offer Guarantee Scheme. QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for commencing and continuing students.

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