Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2019 Semester One – 4 March
Available locations
City
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

Following on from a Bachelor of Dance Studies, the BDanceSt(Hons) combines taught coursework and independent study, culminating in the completion of a final dissertation.

You will develop your research awareness and skills by applying theory and practice within individual and group research projects. Your thinking and action will be honed for deeper and richer research that may take you into an academic career. You will benefit from participating in a range of international and local networking opportunities within diverse dance communities.

Programme structure

Combined with self-directed study, you will continue to investigate dance education, cultural diversity, wellness and dance and choreographic practice with world-leading academic supervisors. You’ll explore issues, philosophies and practices in dance in depth, and be introduced to the diverse methods and ethics of academic research. Your personal research direction will be guided and supported as you review relevant literature and produce your 10,000–12,000 word dissertation.

Core courses: 90 points
Elective courses: 30 points

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelor of Dance Studies

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

You must have completed a Bachelor of Dance Studies (BDanceSt) with a GPA of 5.0 in your Stage II courses. Your BDanceSt must have been completed within two years of starting the BDanceSt(Hons).

If your BDanceSt was completed more than two years prior to starting this honours programme, you must also submit a CV covering previous dance education, experience, and practice/employment.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree in dance

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 120 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in dance at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0 or higher in your final year of study.

You must also submit a CV covering previous dance education, experience, and practice/employment.

Other pathways to study

The University’s Bachelor of Dance Studies (BDanceSt) degree is a suitable pathway into this honours programme.

You may also be eligible to transfer credit towards your BDanceSt if you hold an undergraduate degree in a dance-related discipline.

How much does a Bachelor of Dance Studies (Honours) cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$8,364 – $9,099.60*
International students
NZ$38,633*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Key dates

The Bachelor of Dance Studies (Honours) has one intake per year, with applications due by the 8 December in order to commence study the following year. 

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

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We strongly recommend you get in touch if you have any questions or would like to know more about postgraduate study in the Dance Studies programme.

Postgraduate Adviser:
Dr Rosemary Martin
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 88344

Where could this programme take you?

On top of the career pathways available following your undergraduate degree, postgraduate study boosts your potential to build a career in academia and research, contributing to influential projects in dance and the wider arts community.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Academic
  • Arts administrator/manager
  • Community dance practitioner
  • Cultural adviser
  • Dance teacher – secondary school specialist
  • Professional choreographer
  • Professional dancer
  • Researcher

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