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Arts Education

Arts education in New Zealand, is comprised of four disciplines: Visual Arts, Dance, Drama and Music Sound Arts. Given the recognition of the growing need for essential skills such as creativity, communication and collaboration, the Arts are gaining a renewed focus.

The Arts are an essential part of living. Engaging in the arts offers significant intrinsic societal value, enhances academic outcomes and contributes to overall quality of life. Students in Arts Education papers will gain specific discipline knowledge and a broader understanding of the Arts in educational settings through hands-on learning opportunities that nurture curiosity and creativity.

Arts Education papers invite participants to explore their passion, enhance their practice and articulate the value and significance of the Arts in society.

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Key information

Study Location:Hamilton

Study Arts Education in these qualifications

Study Arts Education as a specialisation of

100 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
DANCE101Dance, Movement and Culture20B (Hamilton)
This paper provides practical experience with different forms of dance, an introduction to choreography, and a critical examination of how dance is influenced by societal and cultural issues.
EDART100Engaging with Arts Education in the Community20A (Block) & 20A (Block - Tauranga)
This paper aims to develop students' strength in learning and teaching selected arts disciplines in school and community settings.

200 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
EDART201Dance In Educational Contexts20S (Tauranga)
The paper explores dance education through exposure to a range of dance skills, knowledge and teaching strategies. It embraces current dance practices through practical experiences and guided inquiry.
EDART202Visual Art in Educational Contexts20G (Hamilton)
The paper explores a chosen art process through exposure to art skills and visual research strategies. It embraces current art education practices through art experiences and guided inquiry.
EDART204Drama in Educational Contexts20A (Hamilton)
This paper will introduce students to the key concepts of drama and contribute to the development of specialist skills and dispositions required when working with drama as a pedagogy or for performance.
MAORI261He Taonga Tuku Iho: Evolving Māori and Pacific Art20B (Hamilton)
This paper examines the artistic traditions and contemporary expressions of Maori and Pacific peoples and the relevance of those traditions today.

300 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
DANCE301Performing Dance20A (Hamilton)
This paper offers an advanced study of choreography for performance, focussing on solo choreography, critical reflections on embodiment, gender and culture in dance, and a final public performance production.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
EDART501Contemporary Issues in Arts Education20S (Block)
In this paper, students will engage with a range of contemporary local and global issues impacting Arts education, culminating in a critical, in-depth examination of one issue and its implications for teaching and learning.
EDART502Critical Approaches in Applied Arts Education20A (Block) & 20B (Block)
This paper focuses on the ways in which Arts practitioners and educators can critically interrogate the place of the Arts practice as both a responsibility and opportunity in specific applied contexts.

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Claire Coleman
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