Creative Practices (2018)

Creative Practices students develop practical understanding and experience of the creative processes of performance, composition and production in the creative and performing arts.

Note: There will be no new enrolments in the Creative Practices major, Graduate Certificate, or Graduate Diploma in 2019. Students enrolled in 2017 or previously should consult the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for programme advice.


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  • Prescriptions for the PGCert(CreatePrac), PGDip(CreatePrac) and MMCT

    To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in graduate Creative Practices papers, a student should normally have completed a Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies or an undergraduate programme considered to be equivalent by the Chair of the School of Arts and have achieved at least a B average over either all of the papers in their undergraduate major or the best three 300 level papers in the major.

    To complete a MMCT in Creative Practices, students must complete 180 points at 500 level including CRPC502, CRPC593 and 60 points from MUSI502, MUSIC560, SMST507, SPLS520, THSTS544 and THSTS561.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MEDIA100Understanding Visual Culture18A (Hamilton)
    Our lives are dominated by still and moving images and visual technologies. This paper will constitute an important first step in learning to understand how images variously work to convey ideas, their impact and influence on our behaviour, thinking and culture. It draws on a broad theoretical platform from aesthetics, art history,...
    MEDIA102Film Production 1: Telling Stories18A (Hamilton)
    A hands-on practice paper in which students learn to apply film production theory to communicate ideas and tell stories. Students gain experience capturing, constructing and manipulating both audio and moving image in the process of designing, shooting and editing digital short films.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    CRPC300Social Practices and Creative Technologies: Advanced18C (Hamilton)
    Students complete collaborative community-based projects using appropriate creative practices and technologies and reflect critically on the process and impact, while exploring social practices as advanced forms of research.
    MUSI315Composition 318A (Hamilton)
    The development of creative music skills, techniques and technologies based on studies in Western art music 1900 to the present.
    MUSI323Acoustic and Electroacoustic Composition18B (Hamilton)
    The supervised development of individual portfolios of original music.
    SPLS308Performing Dance18A (Hamilton)
    An advanced study of choreography and production that culminates in a formal public dance performance.
    TIKA357Mahi Whakaari: Maori Performing Arts18B (Hamilton)
    A critical analysis of kapa haka, investigating the theoretical and practical application of creating original compositions, lyrics, music, action and choreography. Emphasis will be placed on a final performance of created work.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    CRPC591Creative Research Project18B (Hamilton)
    Students undertake a collaboratively-designed creative research project that demonstrates the research topic and creative process. Students complete an individual action research report that documents and analyses research methods and findings in the context of relevant theory and practice.
    CRPC592Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
    Students complete a self-designed research project and dissertation that demonstrates the research process and analyses the findings in the context of relevant theory and practice.
    CRPC593Creative Research Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    Students will complete a collaboratively-designed creative research project that demonstrates the research topic and creative process. In an individual action report, students document and analyse research methods and findings in the context of relevant theory and practice. Students subsequently design and complete a research proje...
    MUSI560Special Topic18Y (Hamilton)
    No description available.
    SMST507Scriptwriting18A (Hamilton)
    This workshop based paper develops understanding and experience of script-construction processes and practices as well as script analysis. Students will produce scripts for possible future realisation in production.
    SPLS520Special Topic18C (Hamilton)
    No description available.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 14 January 2020 10:07am

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