Regulations - Creative Arts And Industries


The Degree of Master of Dance Studies – MDanceSt

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 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have:

either

a completed the requirements for a Postgraduate Diploma in Creative and Performing Arts, Postgraduate Diploma in Dance Studies, or an equivalent qualification, as approved by Senate or its representative

or

b completed the requirements for a Bachelors (Honours) degree, or an equivalent degree qualification, as approved by Senate or its representative.

2 A student who has gained an equivalent qualification may be admitted provided that Senate or its representative is satisfied that the prior degree or equivalent qualification is indicative of ability to undertake advanced study in the chosen specialisation.

Duration and Total Points Value

3 A student enrolled for this degree must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

4 The total enrolment for this degree must not exceed 160 points.

Structure and Content

5 Research Masters

Of the 120 points required for this degree, a student must pass:

either

a 120 point Thesis as listed in the Master of Dance Studies Schedule

or

b (i) 90 point Thesis as listed in the Master of Dance Studies Schedule

and

(ii) 30 points from courses listed in the Master of Dance Studies Schedule.

6 The programme for each student must be approved by the relevant Head of Department or Programme Coordinator prior to enrolment.

7 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Thesis

8 a A thesis is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative.

b The thesis topic and mode of presentation for examination must be approved by the Academic Head prior to enrolment.

c The thesis is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Performance and Exhibition

9 a Where performance or exhibition research forms an agreed part of the thesis presentation under Regulation 8b, the examination of the performance or exhibition component shall be organised by the Academic Head in conjunction with the Faculty Student Centre. The process for the written thesis shall be in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

b Recordings of performances and exhibitions are not deposited in the University Library, nor deposited with the University’s digital repository, except when included within a written thesis submission in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Variations

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

Honours

11 This degree may be awarded with Honours in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Commencement

12 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2014. The 2006 regulations for the Degree of Master of Creative and Performing Arts were thereby repealed.

Master of Dance Studies (MDanceSt) Schedule

Requirement:

Research Masters

either

120 points: DANCE 796 Thesis

or

90 points: DANCE 792 Thesis

30 points from DANCE 730, 765–768, 770, EDCURRIC 750, or from other 700 level courses offered at this University. The approval of all Heads of Departments concerned is required

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