Regulations - Creative Arts And Industries


The Degree of Bachelor of Dance Studies – BDanceSt

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 Admission to this programme is at the discretion of Senate or its representative.

Note: To be admitted a student must meet University entry criteria and, through the submission of a CV, written statement and an audition/interview, demonstrate knowledge required for the programme.

Duration and Points Value

2 A student enrolled for this degree must follow a programme of the equivalent of six full-time semesters and pass courses with a total value of 360 points, unless credit is granted under the Admission Regulations and/or the Credit Regulations.

Structure and Content

3 Of the 360 points required for this degree, a student must pass:

a at least 300 points from courses listed in the Bachelor of Dance Studies Schedule, including at least 180 points above Stage I, of which at least 90 points must be above Stage II

and

b (i) 30 points from courses offered in either the General Education Open Schedule or the General Education Faculty Schedule approved for this degree or from a combination of these schedules.

(ii) A student who is required to meet the Academic English Language Requirement, as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic English Language Requirement, of the University Calendar, may substitute an academic English language course approved by Senate or its representative for 15 points of General Education.

(iii) In order to complete the requirements for General Education students must pass the Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

4 Up to 30 points may be taken from courses available for any other Bachelors degree at this University.

General Education Exemptions

5 a A student is exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules who has

either

(i) completed an undergraduate degree at a tertiary institution

or

(ii) been admitted to this degree having completed 240 points or more of degree-level study at another tertiary institution.

b A student who has been exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules must substitute 30 points from courses approved by the Head of Dance Studies Programme.

c A student admitted to this degree, who has completed between 120 and 235 points inclusive of degree-level study at another tertiary institution, must pass:

(i) 15 points from courses offered in the General Education Schedules

and

(ii) a further 15 points from courses approved by the Head of Dance Studies Programme.

d A student who has been fully or partially exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules is nonetheless required to complete the Academic Integrity course.

Special Cases

6 Students entering this degree with prior learning in dance may be required to:

either

a enrol directly in a corresponding Stage II or Stage III course

or

b take an alternative course approved by the Head of the Programme.

In such cases where a student is required to enrol in an advanced or alternative course (due to prior learning), should the student then fail the advanced or alternative course, the student will be credited with the course originally specified in the Regulations if they are certified by the examiner as having reached the standard of a pass for that course.

Variations

7 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Commencement

8 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2010.

Bachelor of Dance Studies (BDanceSt) Schedule

Requirement:

At least 300 points, including at least 90 points above Stage II

Core Courses

90 points: DANCE 107, 110, 112, 120, 131, MĀORI 190

90 points: DANCE 210, 212, 220, 222, 231, PACIFIC 110

90 points: DANCE 302, 310, 314, 320, 322, 331

Optional Courses – at least 30 points from:

DANCE 121, 201, 207, 211, 215, 250, 300, 301, 312, 315, 350, 351

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