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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  • 300 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    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.
    THST302Theatre WorkshopThis 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.
  • 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.

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    CRPC502Theory in Action18A (Hamilton)
    Students develop an understanding of theory in action from the perspective of a range of artistic professions. Students complete a written essay along with a creative project that critically interrogates an identifiable theoretical position.
    CRPC591Creative Research Project18B (Hamilton) & 18Y (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.
    THST544Directing for Theatre18Y (Hamilton)
    Through a structured reading programme and practical directing exercises, the paper obliges a close study of the many factors which influence the creation of a theatre performance. The paper also explores the development of the role of the director by studying the works of major directors and theatre practice theorists over a range...
    THST561Special TopicThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 19 January 2018 11:30am

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