The best of the rest from Link News May 2021
Introducing the Bachelor of Communication
Communication is more important than ever in today’s world. The University of Auckland’s new Bachelor of Communication programme* is designed to give students an advanced understanding of the significant role communication plays in our world.
Students will be able to choose from three majors:
- Communication and Social Change explores messaging directed towards social change in areas such as health, sustainability and the environment.
- Communication and Technology investigates the connection between humans, society and machines via social media, and examines how machine-generated data impacts communication.
- Communication in Leadership provides knowledge and practice in leadership roles across different organisational contexts.
The programme develops skills for communications professionals in careers such as marketing communications, advertising, public relations, digital technologies, media and more.
Find out more about the Bachelor of Communication.
*This programme is in the process of final regulatory approval and is therefore subject to change.
Education and Social Work Experience Days
Our upcoming Experience Days are a great opportunity for school leavers to find out more about their study options at our various campuses. They’ll not only learn about the range of courses on offer, but also get a taste of campus life.
- Epsom Experience Day Tuesday 3 August 2021
- Tai Tokerau Experience Day Wednesday 4 August 2021
- Tai Tonga Experience Day Thursday 5 August 2021
To find out more, please see our Experience Days webpage.
Dance Studies: Move your body, your thinking and your career in the right direction
Many people are surprised at what students get from a degree in Dance Studies – beyond exceptional professional dance tuition. Our students are able to combine their love of performing and choreography with the development of arts administration, marketing, business and management skills.
Third-year Bachelor of Dance Studies student Maisie Dunning explains. “The Dance Studies programme ensures that by the end of the degree, you will have the knowledge and resources to start up your own dance business and launch your career – whether that be in dance education (studio or school), movement therapy programmes, or other creative directing or producing roles. Grads are also ready for freelance dance and choreography, and many other business avenues outside of dance.
“You learn how to promote yourself and your personal brand and how to create business plans, contracts and applications for funding and grants.”
Students also develop transferable skills that are valued by all kinds of employers. These include presentation and communication skills, teamwork and collaboration, original thinking, time-management and organisational skills, self-discipline, creativity and flexibility, as well as analytical, critical and research skills. The programme also builds confidence and resilience.
Many graduates go on to work as dance teachers in early childhood centres or schools or as production assistants in creative fields. Others go on to build successful careers as artistic directors, arts administrators, community dance practitioners, research assistants, choreographers and of course professional dancers. They also set up dance and event management companies.
“Studying dance, I’ve learned to overcome a lack of confidence. Dance Studies has been such a huge expressive release and lets me discover my identity and security in my own body. This is an ongoing journey and is something that I’m developing through my studies.
“The lecturers and supervisors are full of experience, passion and understanding in their field of dance. They’re warm and welcoming and genuinely interested in creating relationships with their students. Their expertise is so diverse. They’re some of the kindest and most encouraging people I know – and a huge reason why I love the Dance Studies programme.”
So if your energetic, entrepreneurial students are in a spin about what steps to take next, why not suggest the Bachelor of Dance Studies.