Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2017 Late Year Term – 1 December
2018 Semester One – 26 February
Available locations
City
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate
Research options available

Programme overview

Dance research fosters independent examination of creative practice, pedagogy, history, people and society. In the Master of Dance Studies programme, you will critically examine practices, theories and issues that you find personally and professionally challenging and stimulating. Along with advanced specialist knowledge of dance you will gain intellectual and life skills that will equip you for employment, global citizenship and community involvement.

Programme structure

Your self-directed study will be supported by our award-winning staff who are successful practitioners, educators and scholars, with international and local expertise and networks that will support your individual research ambitions.

Your supervisor will provoke your thinking, challenging you to consider multiple perspectives of your research topic. Your study culminates in a written thesis and may incorporate a creative practice performance.

 

Research masters

  • Thesis: 120 points

or

  • Thesis: 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
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelor of Dance Studies (Hons), Postgraduate Diploma in Creative and Performing Arts, or Postgraduate Diploma in Dance Studies

Further programme requirements

Research 120 points

You must have completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Dance Studies (Honours), the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative and Performing Arts, or the Postgraduate Diploma in Dance Studies with a GPA of 5.0. 

You will need to submit a research proposal and an interview and/or written statement may also be requested.

Other pathways to study

The University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Dance Studies (PGDipDance) is a suitable pathway into this masters programme.

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
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    One year of postgraduate study

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

Further programme requirements

Research 120 points

You must have completed a one-year postgraduate degree in dance studies, performing arts or similar field indicative of advanced study in dance. Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and you will need a GPE of 5.0. 

You must submit a research proposal and an interview and/or written statement may also be requested.

Other pathways to study

The University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Dance Studies (PGDipDance) is a suitable pathway into this masters programme.

How much does a Master of Dance Studies cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$7,543.20 – $9,099.60*
International students
NZ$39,584*

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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Scholarships and awards

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.

Student loans and allowances

Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.

Cost of living

Get an idea of how much accommodation and general living in Auckland will cost.

Key dates

Subject to supervisor availability, a 1 December start is available. Please contact the faculty for this information.

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
Semester Two 2018
4 July 2018

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

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?

Postgraduate study boosts your potential to build a sustainable career in dance, academia and research, contributing to influential projects in dance and the wider arts community.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Academic
  • Arts administrator/manager/director
  • Cultural adviser/educator
  • Professional choreographer
  • Professional dancer
  • Researcher
  • Secondary school specialist dance teacher

Student career planning service

Once you become a student at the University, you can get help with planning and developing your career from Career Development and Employability Services.

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

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