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Dance 2011

5 Mary Street (PO Box 534) Drummoyne NSW 1470 Sydney, Australia Tel: (02) 9819 8888 Fax: (02) 9719 1714 info@wi.edu.au www.wi.edu.au CRICOS Provider Code 02664K ABN 50 360 319 774

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BACHELOR OF DANCE ................................................................................ 5 ASSOCIATE DEGREE OF DANCE ................................................................... 7 ADMISSION .................................................................................................. 7 CREDIT.......................................................................................................... 9 TUITION ASSURANCE ................................................................................ 10 UNIT DESCRIPTIONS .................................................................................. 11 ACADEMIC STAFF ....................................................................................... 16 FEES ............................................................................................................. 17 WESLEY INSTITUTE COURSES .................................................................... 18

Information in this publication is correct at 20 August 2010 but is subject to change from time to time. Wesley Institute reserves the right to change the content of any unit of study, or to withdraw any unit or course of study it offers, or to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or course of study.

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Wesley Institute is a registered Higher Education Provider under the NSW Higher Education Act and the Commonwealth Higher Education Support Act, and approved to provide courses to international students. The Institute offers Masters in Music, Counselling, Theology, Education (Primary); Graduate Diplomas in Education (Secondary), Counselling, Theology; Bachelors in Dance, Drama, Graphic Design, Music, Theology; Associate Degrees in Dance, Theology, Graphic Design; and Diplomas in Drama, Music. Courses are accredited with the NSW Department of Education and Training, and approved for FEE-HELP, Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy for eligible students.* The Institute is an International Affiliate of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, and offers Studies Abroad for the 110 member universities and colleges in the USA. *Austudy and Youth Allowance are not available for the Master of Music and the Master of Theology.

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contents

INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................... 4


Wesley Institute’s vision is to transform lives through excellence in Christian higher education. Our mission is to benefit our community as we equip people to live godly lives in influential vocations. Wesley Institute seeks to fulfil this mission by integrating excellent higher education, rigorous scholarship, and professional and spiritual development. All the Institute’s activities are informed and underpinned by five core values: • Christian faith in action • Education informed by scholarship and creativity • Lifelong learning • Responsible stewardship • Integration.

bachelor The Bachelor of Dance enables graduates to: · · · ·

Wesley Institute aspires to integrate these five values in word and deed and in all aspects of college life and culture.

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The Bachelor of Dance is a performance based degree which involves the study of dance technique and performance in a genre of choice, plus core techniques. It also includes study of Body Science and complementary movement methods, training and development in performance and production skills, and practical skill development in the creative processes of choreography. Our large faculty are professionals, most of whom are leaders in their fields.

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Completion of the dance degree can lead to employment in dance performance, arts administration, leadership of church dance ministries or of communitybased arts projects, teaching dance in studios, or teaching dance in secondary schools (with the completion of the Institute’s Graduate Diploma of Education). A few dance graduates have created and sustained small dance companies, but the majority have found performance opportunities while working in one of the above areas. Studies are offered in dance facilities of industry standard. Technique classes are held in dance studios with sprung floors, barres and full-length mirrors. There are two performance theatres on campus, both fully equipped with sound and lighting systems, and one with backstage change rooms and bathrooms. Audio and visual facilities are available in all classrooms, and the School of Dance has its own wardrobe department. Sets are usually constructed and stored on campus. Most dance productions are staged in commercial theatres around the city. The Gordon Moyes Library gives students access to extensive specialist print collections, on-line databases, and audiovisual facilities, as well as computing labs with free internet access. If you have been thinking about dance studies, perhaps now is a good time to take the first step!

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perform at an advanced level of kinaesthetic awareness and performance skill in ballet, contemporary and jazz genres, and at professional performance level in, at minimum, one recognised genre of Dance. implement Safe Dance Practice principles as a matter of routine and commitment in all practical work - classes, rehearsals and performance. work cooperatively and respectfully with choreographers, performers, administrators and production crew members, and be able to perform specific roles in the production process. create choreographed Dance works based on sound principles of composition, effective use of production procedures and techniques, and exhibiting innovation, originality and personal style. articulate an understanding and appreciation of historical, cultural and personal influences on Dance, acquired through informed critical inquiry, and maintain a commitment to research and the ability to produce oral and/or written reports suitable for pressentation and/or publication. demonstrate the ability to be self-determining based on acquired knowledge of teaching and learning strategies, motivational techniques and somatic education. reflect on personal practice, beliefs and ethics, and apply Christian principles of moral behaviour, care for others and strong work ethic in their personal and professional lives.

The degree requires three years of full-time on-campus study or up to six years part-time. The course includes technical training in a variety of Dance genres, cognitive and practical skill development in the creative processes of choreography, studies in Body Science and related movement forms, training in planning and production, awareness of motivational techniques and teaching/ learning theory, as well as integrative studies exploring the interface between Dance and faith. The course has been designed by industry professionals with a high level of expertise and experience whose focus is to ensure that graduates have the foundational skills to be successful in a highly competitive industry with limited performance opportunities. The Dance faculty at Wesley Institute is exemplary and highly regarded in the Dance profession. Their performance and teaching expertise ensures that the highest possible standards and academic rigour are maintained at all times for the benefit of students and the integrity of the course.

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course overview

dance

introduction


CODE

SEMESTER 1

CDT*

course structure

DABA101 Dance Technique I ........................ 6 DABA111 Dance Major I .............................. 3 DABA121 Performance and Production I ...... 3 DABA131 Choreography I ............................ 3 DABA141 Psychosomatic Education I ............ 3 INBD101 Faith & the Contemporary Artist I . 3 Elective** ..................................... 3 ................................................ 2 4

CODE

SEMESTER 3

CDT

DABA203 Dance Technique III ...................... 6 DABA213 Dance Major III ............................ 3 DABA223 Performance and Production III .... 3 DABA233 Choreography III .......................... 3 DABA243 Psychosomatic Education III ......... 3 INBD203 Faith & Contemporary Artist III .... 3 Elective ........................................ 3 ................................................ 2 4

CODE

SEMESTER 5

CDT

DABA305 Dance Technique V ....................... 6 DABA315 Dance Major V ............................. 3 DABA325 Performance and Production V ..... 3 DABA335 Project I ....................................... 6 DABA345 Psychosomatic Education V .......... 3 INBD305 Faith & Contemporary Artist V...... 3 ................................................ 2 4

CODE

SEMESTER 2

CDT

DABA102 Dance Technique II ....................... 6 DABA112 Dance Major II ............................. 3 DABA122 Performance and Production II ..... 3 DABA132 Choreography II ........................... 3 DABA142 Psychosomatic Education II .......... 3 INBD102 Faith & the Contemporary Artist II 3 Elective ........................................ 3 ................................................ 2 4

CODE

SEMESTER 4

CDT

DABA204 Dance Technique IV ...................... 6 DABA214 Dance Major IV............................ 3 DABA224 Performance and Production IV .... 3 DABA234 Choreography IV .......................... 3 DABA244 Psychosomatic Education IV ......... 3 INBD204 Faith & Contemporary Artist IV .... 3 Elective ........................................ 3 ................................................ 2 4

CODE

SEMESTER 6

CDT

DABA306 Dance Technique VI ...................... 6 DABA316 Dance Major VI............................ 3 DABA326 Performance and Production VI .... 3 DABA336 Project II ...................................... 3 DABA346 Psychosomatic Education VI ......... 3 DABA351 Dance Industry Placement ............ 3 Elective ........................................ 3 ................................................ 2 4

144 credit points required to qualify for the award

associate degree The Bachelor of Dance has an optional exit point at the end of the second year (completion of 96 credit points). Students exiting after two years are awarded the Associate Degree of Dance. They would be well-positioned to take up a variety of support roles in performance or production, and to run dance programs in their churches or communities.

admission There are two intakes each year, in January and July. Application deadlines for 2011 are published on the website (www.wi.edu.au/how-to-apply). Applicants are encouraged to apply early as places are limited. Overseas students should apply as early as possible to allow for visa processing delays. Wesley Institute is committed to ethical and responsible student recruitment. The application process requires the submission of documents verifying that the student has met the entry requirements for the course. Each applicant is auditioned and interviewed by a panel of members of the dance faculty using standard assessment processes and forms. As well as satisfying the educational and artistic entry requirements listed below, applicants also need to satisfy an interview panel that they have the personal qualities of maturity and motivation necessary for success in tertiary studies. The selection process is guided by the principles of the equal opportunity and anti-discrimination legislation, and by the standards accepted for admission to dance degrees in Australia. Candidates should consult the website (www.wi.edu.au/how-to-apply), complete the Application Form* and forward to the Registrar.

Dance electives include the following. Not every elective will be offered in 2011. CODE

UNIT

DABA263

Partnering Technique

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DABA264 DABA265 DABA266

Acrobatics Hip Hop I Hip Hop II

3 3 3

DABA267 DABA268

Tap Dance I Tap Dance II

3 3

DABA269 DABA270

Latin American I Latin American II

3 3

DABA271 DABA272

Ballroom I Ballroom II

3 3

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CREDIT POINTS

Cdt indicates the credit points assigned to a unit of one semester duration. Credit points reflect the total student workload of the unit (i.e. all the time needed, including face-to-face hours). ** Elective studies may be chosen from the list above or from any other degree-level studies at the Institute. Students who are considering teaching Dance in NSW secondary schools are advised that they should include in their degree studies in a second teaching subject. This may be done by completing four sequential elective units of discipline knowledge in a second designated secondary school subject.

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Educational Requirements for Admission An applicant will be considered for admission under any one of the following categories:

Attainment of a ATAR of 50 in the NSW HSC or its interstate or overseas equivalent, or

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Attainment of Band 4 or higher in HSC Dance, or Certificate IV in Performing Arts, or Attainment of any tertiary qualification.

*The application process includes a mandatory Tertiary Dance Council physiotherapy examination conducted by an approved Dance Health Professional. The report to be completed is included as part of the application form available on the website.

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admission

bachelor


admission

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the ability to:

Special Admission

An applicant of 21 years or over who has satisfied the artistic entry requirements may be admitted with provisional status if the Academic Board determines that such applicant has attained a standard of education and experience adequate for entry to the course and has the aptitude required for undertaking the course. Selection is based on Recognition fo Prior learning together with written application, audition and interview.

In certain circumstances of educational disadvantage, an applicant who has not satisfied the academic prerequisites for admission but demonstrates a high level of dance ability may be admitted with provisional status. The terms of the provision are individually determined by the Admissions Committee for each such applicant.

- perform at an advanced standard in a recognised dance genre, and - perform at intermediate standard or higher in ballet, contemporary and/ or jazz genres.

The audition process will be conducted before a panel of three dance examiners and will include: - participation in a class giving the applicant the opportunity to demonstrate technical ability in ballet, contemporary and/or jazz genres - learning and performing a short section of the Institute’s repertoire to enable applicants to display their ability to retain, intepret and express the given movement - performance of a prepared dance piece of 2-4 minutes in a dance genre of choice (with or without a partner) in order to demonstrate advanced standard of performance in their nominated genre - a statement of up to 300 words summarising reasons for pursuing tertiary qualifications in dance.

Applicants from outside Sydney should submit a performance video/DVD demonstrating the applicant’s skill in performance. This may be a video of a performance of no less than 3 minutes in length preferably demonstrating skill in more than one Dance genre.

Should the candidate satisfy the Dance performance criteria, but be deemed as likely to have difficulty meeting academic standards in written assessement tasks, the applicant may be admitted on provisional status subject to the satisfactory completion of a bridging course.

Language Requirements for Admission Applicants whose qualifying studies were completed in a language other than English will be required to demonstrate English proficiency equivalent to the overall minimum score of 6.0 in the IELTS Academic test. Alternative course and test results assessed as satisfying the language requirement for admission are as follows: TOEFL (Paper-based) TOEFL (Computer-based) TOEFL (Internet-based) ACL Sydney English Centre Strathfield College Onsung International College

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550 213 79 overall score 55% in Diploma of EAP Completion of EAP Completion of EAP

Provisional status for adult entrants will normally be converted to full candidature on successful completion of one semester of full-time studies or the equivalent workload taken part-time over a two-semester period.

credit The Institute is committed to the dual principles of maintaining high academic standards equivalent to those in Australian universities, and providing the shortest possible pathways to the desired award by the recognition of prior learning wherever this is consistent with these standards. Credit may be granted for learning equivalent to that of the Institute courses or parts thereof, whether that learning has been acquired through previous academic studies or in less formal contexts. Students may be awarded up to one-third the credit points required for the degree for equivalent studies completed previously. Where the student is transferring from an incomplete dance degree being undertaken with a peer provider, credit may be awarded for up to two-thirds of the Wesley Institute degree. The credit policy is published on the website. Forms will be sent to eligible applicants with their offer of a place, and are available from the Registrar.

[CRICOS Provider Code 00300K] [CRICOS Provider Code 02736K] [CRICOS Provider Code 02966G]

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credit

Artistic Requirements for Admission


To protect students in the event that Wesley Institute ceases to provide a course of study, the Institute has tuition assurance through its membership of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) Tuition Assurance Schemes for Australian and international students. If Wesley Institute ceases to provide a course, ACPET will send each student enrolled in the course a written tuition assurance offer advising the student of the options available under the tuition assurance agreement. The student is entitled to a choice of:

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an offer of a place in a similar course of study with a second provider without any requirement to pay the second provider any student contribution or tuition fee for any replacement units, or a refund of his or her up-front payments for any unit of study that the student commences but does not complete because Wesley Institute ceases to provide the course of study in which the unit forms part.

Wesley Institute’s full Statement of Tuition Assurance may be viewed at http://www.wi.edu.au/about-us/tuition-assurance.

core units DA BA 10 1- 32 6

Dance Technique

6 credit points

This series of core units maintains the routine of daily technique classes throughout the duration of the course. Each semester Dance Technique features six practical classes per week in the dance genres of Classical Ballet, Modern Contemporary, and Jazz on a rotational basis - two classes in each genre. Classes are methodical in their presentation and draw on content from extablished syllabuses and current ‘best practice’ in order for students to experience disciplined training patterns and attain high standards of performance. Commencing at Intermediate level, students progressively work towards mastery of the basic disciplines and characteristics of each of these dance genres. Underpinning the whole process is the application of Safe Dance practice. (Prerequisites: None at level 1. Thereafter each level is prerequisite to the next.)

D AB A 11 1 - 31 6

Dance Major

3 credit points

This series of core units is presented in parallel to Dance Technique I-VI, and is designed to extend the skills of students in their area of specialisation. Students participate in two genre-specific practical classes per week under the direction of professional dancers who are specialist practioners in their fields. A third class each week will be of tutorial style and designed to develop understanding and appreciation of the genre, and of Dance in general, through knowledge of the historical and cultural context of each genre’s development. Specialisations currently offered in Dance Major are Classical Ballet, Modern Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, and American. (Prerequisites: None at level 1. Thereafter each level is prerequisite to the next.)

DABA121-326

Performance and Production

3 credit points

As students progress through these units they are involved in collaboration with experienced choreographers, have ongoing experience of rehearsal and performance, and learn how to operate and integrate multimedia in production. They are made aware of the contribution of lighting, sound, sets, props, costuming and makeup as vital parts of any performance, and learn how to plan and implement these factors as part of the production. Students will have the opportunity to rig lights, learn to use the lighting and sound boards, explore different materials and costuming options, and learn how to put on stage makeup. They will also appreciate the production team and the roles within it. (Prerequisites: None at level 1. Thereafter each level is prerequisite to the next.)

DABA131-234

Choreography

3 credit points

Choreography I-IV enables students to develop choreographic skills as they explore improvisation techniques, combine the elements of composition to produce structured movement pieces, study the historical and cultural factors

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unit descriptions

credit

tuition assurance


particular field, while the reflection and colloquium components can further assist them in their exploration of authentic career desires.

(Prerequisites: None at level 1. Thereafter each level is prerequisite to the next.)

(Prerequisite: Performance and Production III.)

D AB A1 4 1- 34 6

INBD101-305

Psychosomatic Education

3 credit points

This series of units is designed to provide students with the opportunity to understand the psychological factors that affect performance, and to learn about how their bodies work and the ability of the body to perform high level physical activities required in dance. Emphasis is placed on achieving and maintaining mind and body health through healthy nutrition, positive mindbody connection, use of Safe Dance Principles, and awareness of the different body practices available to enhance dance technique and performance. Units are presented in two parts: Related Movement Forms classes taught from a practical perspective, and Body Science and Performance Psychology taught in tutorial and workshop modes.

Faith and the Contemporary Artist

3 credit points

The integrated curriculum in this sequence of units is designed to facilitate an intellectual and spiritual journey for students. It commences with a foundational unit assisting students in their transition into higher education. Students will consider the Institute’s policies and see how these are based on integrity and Christian values, and how they relate to their major studies. Subsequent units will provide a survey of the New and Old Testament Scriptures, and consider a variety of issues including the dialogue between theology and creativity, and between the arts and cultural studies. (Prerequisites: None.)

(Prerequisites: None at level 1. Thereafter each level is prerequisite to the next.)

DA BA 33 5- 33 6

Project I

6 credit points

The project is the student’s culminating work in the degree, the expression of a personal vision and application of knowledge and skills gained in the studies. It provides a supported opportunity for students to produce a work involving academic rigour in an area of career interest. Projects may take the form of productions, choreographed works, teaching programs, outreach programs, establishing community or church dance-based programs, or written theses. In Project I students are allocated a supervisor with particular skills in their chosen area who advises the student as they focus on a specific topic of interest and examine, investigate and research it in detail. The group classes introduce research methodologies, facilitate the development of students’ individual proposals, and provide a forum in which they present these for peer review. (Prerequisite: Choreography IV.)

D AB A 33 6

Project II

3 credit points

In Project II students experience the imperatives of time management, rehearsal, budget, production and self-analysis necessary to complete a substantial project. The supervisor will guide and support the student to take leadership in the project, meet the project requirements, and fulfil their personal vision. (Prerequisite: Project I.)

D A BA 3 5 1

Dance Industry Placement

3 credit points

Offered in the final year of the Bachelor of Dance to assist students in preparing for their future careers. The opportunity to observe, experience and work in a dance related environment can inform students of what is involved in that

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units

units

that influence choreographic styles, analyse the techniques and characteristics of new and established choreographers, and develop their own personal style.


electives Partnering Technique

3 credit points

In this elective unit students have the opportunity to develop skills common to partner work in all genres and be encouraged to experiment with the skills acquired across a number of genres. The unit is taught within Safe Dance Practice guidelines with particular attention on specific techniques to ensure safe execution of the work. (Prerequisite: Any unit in the Dance Major sequence.)

D AB A 26 4

Acrobatics

3 credit points

D AB A 2 71 - 2

Ballroom

3 credit points

Ballroom I is an introduction to the Ballroom genre and includes study of the technique and basic syllabuses of Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Viennese Waltz and Quickstep. It aims to widen the students’ experience of Dance and increase their appreciation of the historical and cultural place of Ballroom dance in popular culture. Ballroom II aims to develop the performance expertise of students in the Ballroom genre. It further extends students’ understanding and ability in partnering skills and performance quality. (Prerequisites: None at Level 1. Ballroom I is prerequisite to Ballroom II.)

Acrobatics enables an acquisition of fundamental skills in physical theatre presentation which can then be integrated into dance performance. This elective unit is largely practical, giving students exposure and practice in selected areas of acrobatic skills that complement dance. (Prerequisites: None.)

D AB A2 6 5- 6

Hip Hop

3 credit points

Hip Hop I exposes students to a variety of Hip Hop styles. It seeks to widen their experience of Dance and increase their appreciation of the historical and cultural place of Hip Hop in popular culture. Hip Hop II aims to develop students’ performance skill in the Hop Hop genre. It explores the skills of popping and locking, breakdance, beatbosing and rap styles. (Prerequisites: None at Level 1. Hip Hop I is prerequisite to Hop Hop II.)

D AB A2 6 7- 8

Tap Dance

3 credit points

Tap Dance I exposes students to Tap Dance as a performance genre, aiming to broaden their Dance experience and increase their appreciation of the historical and cultural place of Tap in musical theatre. Tap Dance II extends the performance expertise of students in the Tap genre. It further develops students’ understanding and ability in Tap using a variety of musical styles and performance scenarios. (Prerequisites: None at Level 1. Tap Dance I is prerequisite to Tap Dance II.)

DA BA 26 9- 70

Latin American

3 credit points

Latin American I is an introduction to the genre and includes study of the technique and basic syllabuses of Salsa, Cha Cha, Samba, Jive and Paso Doble. It aims to widen students’ experience of Dance and increase their appreciation of the historical and cultural place of Latin American dance in popular culture. The second unit aims to develop the performance expertise of students in the Latin American genre, and further extends their understanding and ability in partnering skills and performance quality. (Prerequisite: None at Level 1. Latin American I is prerequisite to Latin American II.)

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units

units

D AB A 26 3


faculty

Ms Adele Hyland BEd, GradDipEd, CertIVA&WT, MEd

Head of Dance

Mr Ivo Ahlquist MChSc, MSpSc Mr Francois Awad Dance Industry Professional Mr Ronne Arnold DanceDip, DanceNotatCert, BMus&Dance, MADance, CertIVA&WT Mr Alberto Dimarucut BAMassCom, GradDipDMT, Dance Industry Profesional Ms Anca Frankenhaeuser BA(Hons)Dance, MDA Ms Maya Gavish BDance Mr Norman Hall GradDipEd, Dance Industry Professional Ms Alysia Hodges RAD(Adv), BA(Hons)DanceEd Mr Chris Horsey CSTD, Dance Industry Professional Ms Wendy James BFA, DipEd, CertCouns Ms Tiarna Joubert Dance Industry Professional Dr Grenville Kent BAComm, BATheol, MAComm, MATheol, PhD Ms Val Lloyd ARAD, RADTeachDip, LLCD, LCDTeachDip Mr Sean Marcs BDance Mr Conrad Page BDrama Ms Elisa Schut DipRBS(TTC), ARAD, BTh Mr Graeme Spencer BA(Hons), PGCE, IDTA

fees - tuition CO URS E*

Domestic** $

Overseas*** $

Bachelor of Dance Course Fee Unit Fee (6 credit points) Unit Fee (3 credit points)

35,568.00 1,482.00 741.00

51,408.00 2,142.00 1,071.00

Associate Degree of Dance Course Fee Unit Fee (6 credit points) Unit Fee (3 credit points)

23,712.00 1,482.00 741.00

34,272.00 2,142.00 1,071.00

fees

academic staff

fees - administration $110.00 $100.00 $50.00 $20.00 $25.00 $100 Up to $200.00 $50.00 $50.00 $150.00 $100.00*** $200.00***

Graduation Fee Late Enrolment Fine Late Variation to Enrolment Fine Student ID Card Replacement Fee Request for Transcript (plus postage) Request for Replacement Testamur Fee for Entering into a Deferred Payment Contract Late Fee for Missing Agreement Payment Fee for Re-issue of Financial Records (current year) Fee for Re-issue of Financial Records (previous years) Course Withdrawal Fee (up to commencement of classes) Course Withdrawal Fee (after classes commence)

Dr Mark Stephens BA(Hons), PhD

census dates Summer Intensives Semester 1 Winter Intensives Semester 2

28 January 2011 22 March 2011 24 June 2011 16 August 2011

*Tuition fees are subject to annual review and increase. **Domestic Student: A student who is an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen, or the holder of a permanent visa. ***Overseas Student: Any student who is not a domestic student. ****New students only.

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Wesley Institute offers the following courses:

courses

Master of Counselling Master of Music Master of Teaching (Primary) Master of Theology Master of Theology (Korean medium) Master of Theological Studies Graduate Graduate Graduate Graduate

Diploma of Counselling Diploma of Dance Movement Therapy Diploma of Education (Secondary) Diploma of Theological Studies

Bachelor of Theology (Honours) Bachelor Bachelor Bachelor Bachelor Bachelor Bachelor

of Dance of Dramatic Art of Graphic Design of Music of Theology of Theology (Korean medium)

Associate Associate Associate Associate

Degree of Dance Degree of Graphic Design* Degree of Theology Degree of Theology (Korean medium)

Diploma of Dramatic Art Diploma of Music

*Pending accreditation for 2011 ďƒŁ August 2010 Wesley Institute

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