Bachelor of Dance Studies (Honours) graduate Leighton Rangi says the highlight of the programme is being part of a supportive, family-like community.
"I chose the University of Auckland because it is one of the most well-established universities, and I also have friends who studied here in the past and gave me great feedback.
“The highlight of the programme is that everyone becomes familiar with each other, which has enabled us to grow closer and treat each other like family. Everyone is really helpful, especially the lecturers.
“As an undergraduate dance student you get amazing opportunities to travel overseas and experience other dance cultures, and show off your own as well which I find very exciting.
"My dance background is hip hop but since I've been studying here, I've learnt to expand and try new things which has been an amazing experience.
“There are so many career paths to choose from after this degree and I have three options in mind: becoming a secondary school dance teacher, a professional dancer or a choreographer."