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.

In 2018, Creative Practices is available as a graduate programme in the Master of Media and Creative Technologies. It includes performance and research-based practice components as well as taught papers covering a range of performance disciplines in the fields of Dance, Music, Screen and Media Studies and Theatre Studies.

Note: There will be no new enrolments in the Creative Practices major, Graduate Certificate, or Graduate Diploma in 2018. 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, MUSI560, SMST507, SPLS520, THST544 and THST561.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    CGRD141Design 1This paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    CRPC101Creative Technologies and Creative PracticeThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MEDIA100Understanding Visual Culture18A (Hamilton)
    Our lives our dominated by images and visual technologies. This paper will constitute an important first step in learning to understand how images variously work to convey ideas, and their impact and influence on our behaviour, society and culture. It also draws on a broad theoretical platform from aesthetics, art history, psycholo...
    MEDIA102Film Production 1: Audio-Visual Communication18A (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 making digital short films.
    SMST101Digital ScreensThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SPLS105Dance, Movement and CultureThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    TIKA157Nga Mahi a Rehia: Leisure Pursuits of the MaoriThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ALED225Dance and EducationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    CRPC200Social Practices and Creative Technologies: FoundationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MUSI215Composition 2This paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MUSI240Screen Music CompositionThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SPLS208Choreographing for Places and SitesThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SPLS214Community DanceThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    THST212Stage Performance: Techniques for Actors and PerformersThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    THST260Examining the Physical in TheatreThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    TIKA211He Taonga Tuku Iho: Evolving Maori and Pacific ArtThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    TIKA241Te Ao Oro: The Maori World of SoundThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    TIKA251Raranga Whakairo: Design Elements in Maori Fibre ArtsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    TIKA257Kapa Haka: Noble Dances of the MaoriThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
  • 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.
    CRPC301Creative Technologies and Creative Practice ProjectThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    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.
    MUSI340Acousmatic, Generative and Interactive Sonic Art18A (Hamilton)
    A critical study of acousmatic music, generative music, and interactive systems in sound art; and the development of students' production and composition techniques and artistic understanding accordingly.
    SPLS308Performing Dance18A (Hamilton)
    An advanced study of choreography and production that culminates in a formal public dance performance.
    THST302Theatre WorkshopThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    THST308Creating TheatreThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    TIKA341Nga Taonga Puoro mai i te Ao Tawhito ki te Ao Hou: Ancient and Contemporary Music of the MaoriThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    TIKA351Te Aho Reikura: Creative Practice in Maori Fibre ArtsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    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
    CRPC502Theory in ActionThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    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...
    CRPC599Summer Research ProjectThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HSHUP520Special TopicThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    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.
    THST544Directing for TheatreThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 19 July 2018 11:44am

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