Performing Arts Studies is a programme for students who wish to pursue learning across a range of performance-based disciplines such as dance, drama, design, media and music. The programme is designed to develop an understanding of the theory and practice of interdisciplinary performance activities in a variety of social and cultural contexts. It offers the intellectual challenge of creating and contextualising performance events.
As an interdisciplinary programme, the Performing Arts major links papers offered by participating departments and programmes across several Divisions, including Dance, Design Studies, Film and Media Studies, Music, Te Tumu - School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies, and Theatre Studies.
Information for new applicants
Note: No new students will be accepted in 2013 for Performing Arts Studies as a major or minor subject. Returning or recommencing students who require PERF 201 and/or PERF 301 must complete those papers in 2013. For advice on future study options, please consult Theatre Studies staff, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons))
- Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)
- Master of Arts (MA)
See the full list of Performing Arts Studies (PERF) papers.
Bachelor of Performing Arts
MUSI 101 Materials of Music 1
THEA 122 Drama on Stage and Screen
THEA 153 Voice and Movement
MUSI 265 Music and Theatre
THEA 221 Truth and Representation
THEA 252 The Actor’s Imagination
PERF 301 Performance Project
Either further MUSI, THEA, PHSE (Dance only) papers above 100-level worth 36 points, and further papers in any subject worth 90 points; or for students who have passed MUSI 141 and MUSI 241, further MUSI, THEA or PHSE (Dance only) papers above 100-level worth 18 points, and further papers in any subject worth 72 points.
Note: In approved cases, the structure of the programme above may be varied to include one or more of MUSI 141, 241, 341.