Course details

Bachelor of Dance Studies
NZQF Level 7

About the course

In the BDanceSt, you’ll grow as an educator, performer, choreographer and researcher. Your award-winning teachers will help you develop confidence in leading others and working in teams. We focus on contemporary, cultural and community dance, interacting with different dance forms and working with people of all ages and abilities. Regular teaching and performance opportunities give you the chance to apply what you’ve learned while building your professional networks. Dance Studies operates in a family-orientated environment where your individual talents and background are valued.

A student who has successfully completed a Bachelor of Dance Studies will have gained an education at an advanced level. They will gain specialist knowledge of Dance Studies along with general intellectual and life skills. Specific learning outcomes include: develop skills in conceptualising and delivering dance for diverse audiences; develop critical analysis skills; develop choreographic and performance skills within a range of dance genres; develop pedagogy skills in diverse contexts; develop understandings of philosophies, histories and practices that inform cultural, aesthetic and social action.

Entry requirements

A New Zealand university entrance qualification or overseas equivalent, and appropriate performance skills.

About the provider

Since its founding in 1883, the University of Auckland has grown to become New Zealand's flagship, research-led university, known for the excellence of its teaching, its research, and its service to local, national and international communities.

The university has more than 40,000 students of whom 11,000 are postgraduate and 6,000 are international. The University of Auckland's research programmes range across all disciplines and are world leaders in such fields as cancer drug development, inductive (wireless) power transfer and computational physiology.

As the university looks to the future one thing is certain - knowledge will be a key resource and will be highly sought-after within New Zealand and around the world. The university's challenge is to help to generate ideas that will benefit society, and to educate and train people to work in fields where they will be valued both for their specialised knowledge, and for their ability to research, communicate and solve problems.