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 degree, a student must have:

either

a completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Dance Studies (Honours), Postgraduate Diploma in Creative and Performing Arts or Postgraduate Diploma in Dance Studies from this University, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

b completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Dance Studies including 90 points at Stage III with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher from this University, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative.

2 In exceptional circumstances, Senate or its representative may approve the admission of a student who has extensive relevant practical, professional or scholarly experience equivalent to the requirements in Regulation 1b.

Note: This is a limited entry programme as per the Limitation of Entry Statute 1991 and selection criteria apply. Selection criteria are available from the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries.

Duration and Total Points Value

3 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1a 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

and

c not exceed 160 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

4 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1b or 2 must:

a pass courses with a total value of 180 points

and

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

and

c not exceed 220 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

Structure and Content

5 A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements as listed in the Master of Dance Studies Schedule.

6 A student who has to complete 180 points must achieve a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in the first 60 points of courses. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Dance Studies cannot continue.

7 Courses selected for this qualification are subject to confirmation by Academic Head or nominee

Reassignment

8 A student may apply to reassign courses passed to the Postgraduate Diploma in Dance Studies.

Thesis

9 a The 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

10 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

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

Honours

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

Amendment

13 These regulations and/or schedule have been amended with effect from 1 January 2021.

Master of Dance Studies (MDanceSt) Schedule

A student who has to complete 120 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Research Masters

Requirement:

either

30 points from DANCE 730, 765–768, or other approved 700 level courses offered at this University.

90 points: DANCE 792 Thesis

or

120 points: DANCE 796 Thesis

A student who has to complete 180 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Research Masters

Requirement:

30 points: DANCE 724

30 points from DANCE 720, 722, 730, or other approved 700 level courses offered at this University

120 points: DANCE 796 Thesis

Top