ACD212 - Dance and Screens

Unit details


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)

From 2024:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:ACD103
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Olivia Millard




Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 3-hour seminar per week


Students will study how dance functions in screen-based forms of expression, such as in film and television and the pop-culture realm of dance in music video. With a critical eye to prevailing issues, aesthetic tropes and the ways dance has been employed 'in-frame', choreographic workshops will enable students to devise movement in groups, experiment with framing this movement with a camera, and finally, create their own dance for screen.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Interpret, and embody the choreographic approaches and aesthetics of dance as used in screen-based and digital media contexts

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Investigate, generate and disseminate video content that engages with and critiques popular culture using various digital technologies and platforms

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking


Analyse and articulate the cultural and social issues that determine the production and reception of dance on screen

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking


Work collaboratively and effectively with other students in the conception, creation and dissemination of an artistic project

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO7: Teamwork


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Work-in-progress video task 800 words
or equivalent
20% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 (Group) - Practical video assignment 2000 words
or equivalent
50% Information not yet available
Assessment 3 - Research task 1200 words
or equivalent
30% Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via ACD212
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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