Develop the acting and performance skills you will need to realise your full potential as an actor on screen and on the stage. Increase your awareness of voice, posture, fitness, co-ordination, spatial awareness and use of breath in relation to acting. Work on a variety of film and stage projects, and learn to express the emotional and intellectual states of a character through classical and contemporary acting techniques.
You'll benefit from staff who are experienced industry professionals and committed to developing actor training techniques. They have extensive research portfolios and maintain strong relationships with the industry.
- Numerous performance opportunities both on film and in front of audiences
- A model of the real entertainment industry: working closely with directing and writing, film and television, and performance technology students.
- Close links with industry: we're active members of SPADA (Screen Production and Development Association), WIFT (Women in Film and Television), Playmarket, New Zealand Writers Guild, Entertainment Technology NZ and New Zealand Film and Video Technicians' Guild.
- Strong ties with South Pacific Pictures, the Auckland Theatre Company, and Silo Theatre, where students have gained practical experience before graduating
- Strong international connections
- Student exchange program available through UniJet
- Acting students collaborate with screen students to participate in significant teaching and performance projects across both theatre and screen
- Connected to Auckland’s vibrant and rapidly expanding theatre and film sector
- Small, dedicated core teaching team with guest lecturers who are currently working in the field
- Acting Techniques
- Storytelling, Myth & Ritual
- Professional Development
- History of Theatre
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesVisual Arts Media Studies & Mass Media Theatre & Dance View 8 other Bachelors in Theatre & Dance in New Zealand
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
For this programme, you will need the following:
- 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 or higher including:
- 14 credits in two different approved subjects; and
- 14 credits from up to two subjects (approved or non-approved)
- 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori (4 in reading, 4 in writing)
- 14 credits in NCEA Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pangarau
- Interviews, submissions and/or auditions will be required - we'll notify you of what is required
- Complete a medical declaration form
If English is your second language, you will need one or more of the following:
- Have achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University entrance
- Be able to provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency
- Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years
International15784 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15784 USD per year during 36 months.
National6772 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6772 USD per year during 36 months.
- Domestic/NZ students
- International students
Living costs for Auckland
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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