Bachelor of Dance Practice

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Australian College of Physical Education
  • Awarded by

    Australian College of Physical Education

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availablePayment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    3 years full time or part-time equivalent

  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Dance Studio Owner | Dance Instructor | Independent Dance Artist | Community Dance Facilitator | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    The Bachelor of Dance Practice qualification from the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is a specialised degree that will equip you with the necessary skills and experience to become a professional in the dance industry.

    This course not only develops artistry, choreography and performance, but also extends into values and ethics, dance within a health context, technical production, safe dance practice, and more. As the dance industry evolves, so does employment. Combining creativity with industry placements and practical training is perfect for passionate individuals who are looking to build a solid career within the dance industry.

    The Bachelor of Dance Practice is also a pathway course for the Bachelor of Dance Education, with the first year of both degrees being the same. If you meet the entry requirements, you don't lose any times or credits when transferring into second year.

    This course is delivered face-to-face at ACPE's Sydney Olympic Park campus, with selected units available online.

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  • What You'll Need to Get In

    Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) are not ATAR dependent.

    • A minimum NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent meeting required standards in relevant subjects.
    • Performance in relevant year 11 results for early entry pending release of HSC results.
    • An Associate Diploma, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, or Tertiary Preparation Certificate from a TAFE or other recognised VET provider qualification.
    • A completed Certificate IV from a TAFE or other recognised VET provider qualification plus completed year 11 or an equivalent.
    • One year of full-time or an equivalent study in a degree course at a recognised higher education institute in Australia or an equivalent.

    All applicants must also complete a dance workshop before entry.

    For more information, please enquire.

  • Subject Breakdown

    In this dance course, subjects you may study include:

    • Foundations of Dance
    • Dance Composition
    • Understanding Health
    • Skill Acquisition
    • Dance History
    • Dance Production
    • Popular Dance Styles
    • Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology
    • Classical Dance Styles
    • Functional Anatomy
    • Professional Integrity
    • Introduction to Sports Business
    • Dance and Somatics
    • Dance and Technology
    • Exercise & Social Development through the Lifespan
    • Building Professional Relationships
    • Dance Composition II
    • Teaching Skills: Dance Studio
    • Dance Promotion
    • Dance & Health (WIL)
    • Dance Performance
    • Dance & Communities
    • Introduction to Performance and Exercise Psychology
    • Event and Project Management
  • Why Australian College of Physical Education?

    The Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is one of Australia’s leading education providers when it comes to all things sports management, applied fitness, dance and physical education. Students here will graduate with the training to work as fitness professionals as well as the knowledge to manage their own businesses.

    ACPE is one of the oldest higher education providers in NSW, providing a premier learning experience for over 100 years. By gaining your qualification at ACPE, you will receive a nationally recognised credential and have access to world-class athletic facilities and training that draws in students from all over the globe.

    A key value for the team at the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is to ensure their staff and students are well supported and are encouraged to develop both personally and professionally.

    ACPE has a Student Learning Services (SLS) resource centre which is a student’s hub for all things relating to academic skills and success throughout their studies. Students also have access to SMARTTHINKING - an online service that gives students 24-hour access to academic tutors and resources.

    **Want to get a feel for what it's like to study with ACPE? Head to their Open Day held at their Sydney campus on Saturday, 15th July. Enquire now for more event info.**


    All student testimonials for Australian College of Physical Education

    "ACPE has been great in understanding and being flexible to my needs as a student but also as a full-time athlete living mostly overseas. This is one of the main reasons i chose to study at ACPE because I had heard of the support given to elite athletes. The staff and unit co-ordinators within my faculty and course and have been overly helpful and always given me the best chance to complete all tasks wherever O am in the world. I would definitely recommend ACPE and my course in particular to anyone looking to study but to also have a good balance in life whether personal or sporting, and I am very grateful for having the support of ACPE."

  • Campus locations

    This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

    You can also choose to study this course online with some on-campus components (blended learning).

  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Dance Practice from Australian College of Physical Education.

    This course equips you with the skills to pursue a career in dance performance and also dance teaching opportunities in a range of different contexts.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in Teaching could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Primary School Teacher, Secondary School Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Early Childhood Teacher, Tutor, Education Administrator, Policy Developer, Vocational Education Teacher, University Lecturer.

  • Let's talk price

    The College is accredited as an Institute of Higher Education by the Commonwealth Government, allowing eligible domestic ACPE students to access FEE-HELP.

    There are also other financial assistance packages available to assist students. Enquire for more information.


    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $48,361 (2022-23 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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