Bachelor On Campus

Performing and Screen Arts (Acting for Screen and Theatre)

Unitec Institute of Technology

36 months
15784 USD/year
6772 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Do you consider all the world to be your stage? Establish your acting, voice and movement skills, become familiar with acting techniques for theatre and film, and develop an understanding of the history of drama. Launch your acting career and perform in front of real audiences at Performing and Screen Arts (Acting for Screen and Theatre) from Unitec Institute of Technology  programme.


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
The unique nature of each student on the  Performing and Screen Arts (Acting for Screen and Theatre) programme from Unitec Institute of Technologyis celebrated through an intensive training programme built on bravery, risk, humour, respect, teamwork and innovation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Acting Studio

  • Acting Techniques
  • Storytelling, Myth & Ritual
  • Professional Development
  • History of Theatre

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15784 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15784 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    6772 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6772 USD per year during 36 months.
  • Domestic/NZ students
$10,300 (NZD)
  • International students
$24,000 (NZD)

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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