Postgraduate courses

View the courses in Dance Studies offered in 2019.

Taught Courses

DANCE 720 - Choreography and Performance Research

  • Course prescription: Investigates choreographic practice and dance creation as a location for artistic production and academic research. Students will reflect on their own choreographic and performance practice through studio-based activities, while examining choreographic and performance theory.
  • Semester availability: Semester One 2019
  • Prerequisite: Departmental approval
  • Programme restriction: BDanceSt(Hons) and PGDipDanceSt
  • Points: 30

DANCE 722 - Dance in Community and Education Research

  • Course prescription: Examines issues and philosophies critical to the development of dance education in formal and informal contexts in New Zealand and internationally. Personal pedagogical practices are reviewed and dominant discourses critiqued.
  • Semester availability: Semester Two 2019
  • Prerequisite: Departmental approval
  • Programme restriction: BDanceSt(Hons) and PGDipDanceSt
  • Prerequisite: Departmental approval
  • Points: 30

DANCE 724 - Research Methods and Critical Analysis in Dance Studies

  • Course prescription: Examines diverse qualitative research methods, critical theory and research ethics. Through practical investigations students will source and critically review literature relevant to their personal research directions.
  • Semester availability: Semester One 2019
  • Prerequisite: Departmental approval
  • Programme restriction: BDanceSt(Hons), PGDipDanceSt, MDMT
  • Prerequisite: Departmental approval
  • Points: 30

DANCE 730 - Dance Intensive

  • Course prescription: Advanced practice in the physicality and creation of dance.
  • Semester availability: Semester Two 2019
  • Prerequisite: Departmental approval
  • Programme restriction: PGDipDanceSt
  • Prerequisite: Departmental approval
  • Points: 30

DANCE 772 - Dance Therapy, Theory and Practice I

  • Course prescription: Students will develop their knowledge of dance therapy through theoretical and practical approaches to understanding the conceptual and theoretical foundations that underpin concepts of therapy, well-being, therapist/client relationships and clinical health care systems.
  • Semester availability: Semester One 2019
  • Programme restriction: MDMT
  • Points: 15

DANCE 773 - Dance Therapy, Theory and Practice II

  • Course prescription: Builds on DANCE 772. Focuses on deepening theoretical and practical understanding of the needs of a variety of client populations in regard to different ages, issues and settings, in individual and group work.
  • Semester availability: Semester Two 2019
  • Prerequisite: DANCE 772
  • Programme restriction: MDMT
  • Points: 15

DANCE 774 - Psychology in Dance Movement Therapy

  • Course prescription: Focuses on fundamental skills required for professional clinical settings, including counselling and psychological theories and practice including accurate observation and listening techniques, development of the individual and group therapeutic relationship. Key areas covered include abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, group process and advanced counselling skills.
  • Semester availability: Semester One 2019
  • Programme restriction: MDMT
  • Points: 15

DANCE 775 - Therapeutic Modalities of DMT

  • Course prescription: Practicums in dance therapy contexts are supervised by experienced dance therapists. Students will extend their real world knowledge and develop their experience in observing, reporting and facilitating dance movement therapy.
  • Semester availability: Semester Two 2019
  • Programme restriction: MDMT
  • Points: 30

DANCE 776 - Awareness and Analysis in DMT

  • Course prescription: Anatomy and kinesiology will involve the study of the structures and systems of the body through both somatic and scientific approaches. Movement observation involves developing key diagnostic and reporting tools in dance movement therapy.
  • Semester availability: Semester Two 2019
  • Programme restriction: MDMT
  • Points: 15

DANCE 791 - Dissertation in Dance

  • Semester availability: Semester Two 2019
  • Programme restriction: BDanceSt(Hons)
  • Points: 30

Thesis Courses

These are double-semester courses. A student must enrol into both the A and B components of the course.

Please note:

  • Enrolment in the A component of a double-semester course confirms enrolment in the B component, even if in a future year. Part-time studies are split across two years.
  • You have until the fourth Friday of the semester in which you first enrol into an A component to make changes without penality. If you are studying part-time, this is the fourth Friday of the first semester you enrol in.
  • After this point, you are liable for the total fees for the whole course (full or part-time), and this includes if you withdraw from the course.

DANCE 792A&B – 90pt Thesis

  • Semester availability: Semester One and Two 2019
  • Programme restriction: MDanceSt
  • Note: Students must enrol in DANCE 792 A and B and this is a double-semester course

DANCE 796A&B – 120pt Thesis

  • Semester availability: Semester One and Two 2019
  • Programme restriction: MDanceSt
  • Prerequisite: Departmental approval required
  • Note: Students must enrol in DANCE 796 A and B and this is a double-semester course

DANCE 795A&B - Thesis in Community Dance

  • Course prescription: An independent research study focused on a topic associated with community dance.
  • Semester availability: Semester One and Two 2019
  • Programme restriction: MCommDance
  • Note: Students must enrol in DANCE 795 A and B and this is a double-semester course