Creative General Education courses - Summer School 2021

Enrol in a Music, Fine Arts or Dance course this summer! No previous knowledge of these subjects required.

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Get creative this summer! There are spaces available in our creative General Education courses during Summer School (January - February 2021). Enrol in a Music, Fine Arts or Dance course!

Students studying a number of different degrees at the University of Auckland are welcome to enrol into these courses. No previous knowledge of Music, Fine Arts or Dance is required. 

Music courses

MUS 144G - Turning-Points in Western Music

This course introduces the history and literatures of Western music from medieval times to the late 20th-century. You will study, discuss, and write about the people and the factors (artistic, intellectual, social, technical) that were and are Western music’s agents of change.

MUS 149G - Rock to Reggae: Tracking Popular Music in New Zealand

This course is an introduction to New Zealand popular music from the 1950s to today. A broad range of musical styles will be considered and situated within various social contexts. The issue of cultural identity in music – at national and local levels – will also be explored. 

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Fine Arts course

FINEARTS 210G - Understanding Contemporary Visual Arts Practice

How does the contemporary art world work? This course presents perspectives on contemporary artistic practices, milieu, and institutions. The course involves exploration of the local art scene. This includes presentations from artists, curators, gallerists and critics. The overarching premise for this paper is there are many contemporary art "worlds" (not just a single "art world"), and you will learn about the many practices and spaces that form these worlds. 

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Dance course

DANCE 101G - Introduction to Dance and Creative Processes

This course aims to develop an understanding of our moving bodies through movement awareness, dance improvisation, choreography, and interdisciplinary arts processes. You will experience both theoretical and practical classes, which focus on a range of practices that dancers and movement practitioners use to facilitate kinaesthetic awareness, experimentation, play, communication and choreography. You will explore somatic theory and practice, improvisation scores, choreography, dance analysis, and contact improvisation. You will also explore the relationships between dance and other artistic disciplines.

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Contact us

If you have any queries, please get in touch with advisors at our Creative Arts and Industries Student Centre: