Flinders University in partnership with TAFE SA: Adelaide College of the Arts (AC Arts)

Flinders University in partnership with TAFE SA: Adelaide College of the Arts (AC Arts)

39 Light Square

08 8463 5000



Flinders University in partnership with TAFE SA: Adelaide College of the Arts (AC Arts)
Jessica Minas, Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) graduate


Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) (3 years): This course places an emphasis on contemporary dance performance in productions and repertory. Graduating students take industry secondments in their final year to develop ties with the profession and prepare them for the workplace. These students have the skills necessary for all levels of performance from mainstream companies to independent projects, and the ability to prepare themselves for subsequent employment in industry.

Flinders University in partnership with TAFE SA Adelaide College of the Arts offers this degree in elite dance performance. The combination of study associated with theoretical knowledge and skills necessary for professional practice is essential for gaining employment in the field of contemporary dance performance. This course offers a rigorous program of study, training, intense dance and the building of integral choreographic skills in purpose-built teaching spaces - principally at TAFE SA Adelaide College of the Arts, Light Square.

Main subjects:

Contemporary dance, classical ballet, composition, improvisation, acrobatic tumbling, production performance, double work, yoga, anatomy and kinesiology, history of dance, critical studies, music studies for dancers, career management, dance vocational secondment, song and dance, live arts and performance.

Practical dance classes per week:

About 1.5hrs X 10, + related studio work.

Contact hours per day:

Minimum 6 hours per day, 5 days a week. These hours and their times extend out to include evenings during performance weeks.

Pre-requisites/ entry requirements:

- Any Certificate III or higher
- Satisfactory achievement in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
- Successful completion of SACE (year 12) results (or equivalent) achieving an ATAR of 60 or above
An audition is also required.
Auditions will be held in September, October and November at the Adelaide College of the Arts and include a classical class, a contemporary class, and some repertoire and improvisation.
In special circumstances a video audition may be acceptable.

Main teachers:

Dance Staff for 2021 include Lisa Heaven, Peter Sheedy, Kialea-Nadine Williams, Catherine Wells Diego Alvarez Sanou , Lee Brummer, Gabrielle Nankivell, Tobiah Booth-Remmers and Jo Stone.

Audition date:

Live Auditions
Dates: Monday 20 September, Friday 15th October and Wednesday 24 Novemeber 2021.
Time: Auditions will commence 9.00am sharp on each day.
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Venue: Adelaide College of the Arts, 39 Light Square, Adelaide

Video Auditions
The video audition submission must contain 3 sections:
Section 1: 20 minutes of a classical ballet class (provided you have done this - not compulsory) Including: barre work; centre work and pirouettes.
Section 2: 20 minutes of contemporary dance technique. Due to the variety of training styles no specific technique is required.
Section 3: 3 minutes of a creative solo (contemporary style). This is your opportunity to be expressive/creative.
Maximum allowed 45 minutes.

Submission Due Date: Submissions are open until 5:00pm Friday 29th October 2021 and can be emailed to admissions@afesa.edu.au.

Audition requirements:

TAFE SA will mail an audition pack to applicants who have made a SATAC application for the
Flinders University Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance). If you have received your acknowledgment email from SATAC and you have not received an audition pack within the next two weeks of the date of your acknowledgement, please telephone TAFE SA Adelaide College of the Arts on (08) 8463 5000. Applicants are required to provide a positive physical fitness examination report from a recognised physiotherapist and a doctor's certificate prior to an audition being offered.


Please refer to website www.flinders.edu.au/dance

Scholarships or subsidies:

No scholarships or subsidies available.

Possible career options:

Mainstream dance companies; fringe theatre dance companies; commercial musical theatre companies; small professional dance companies; theatre; artist in schools; self-devised theatre/dance collectives; community dance companies; government and corporate productions; documentary film/TV; commercial film/TV; training film/TV; studio teaching; university teaching; touring cabaret; performance art; circus theatre; overseas study; further study and post grad study; variety shows; corporate productions.

A Student’s Perspective:


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