Master of Dance will launch at the University of Melbourne in 2022
The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, home of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, is pleased to launch a new Master of Dance for 2022. The first program in Australia dedicated to dance as an interdisciplinary practice, the Master of Dance incorporates local and global crosscurrents of movement, dance health, education and choreography, and has assembled a new international team of expert practitioners.
Professor Carol Brown, Head of VCA Dance, will be joined by two new international academic appointments: Brenton Surgenor, leading specialist in somatic education, choreography and dance science, and internationally-established artist and scholar Cara Hagan.
"This course is a first for Australia and unique in the world," says Brown. "The focus is on dance and movement as a creative and collaborative act. It's the first program nationally that is dedicated to dance as an interdisciplinary practice. This is the kind of course that will serve anyone who wants to connect their practice to our world now - it will set you on a path that will transform the way you make, create, and perceive the body in relation to the world."
"We focus on the embodied experience of dance informed by contemporary aesthetics, somatics, dance science, cultural theory, and everyday politics. We want to empower people to expand physical thinking in dynamic, exciting,
ethical, and engaged ways."
"Our world-class facilities, including our track lab, can connect you with industry professionals in virtual and augmented dance across the world. We are preparing you for careers, whether that be in dance and community practice, dance health and wellbeing, cultural leadership, choreography, or performance."