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Arts - Theatre Studies, B.A.

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  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #266 (QS) Hamilton, New Zealand
A major in Arts - Theatre Studies at University of Waikato is a rich and challenging pathway to an arts degree with a wide range of vocational applications. Explore performance, and learn about the evolution of theatre and the creation of performance works.
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Overview

The Arts - Theatre Studies programme at the University of Waikato takes a theory-through-practice approach to teaching and learning the art of theatre. We take the live encounter of a theatre performance as our starting point, encouraging you to explore and extend your own dramatic practice.

Many papers in the programme provide opportunities for the practical study of performance, while others examine the theories that have shaped and informed theatre over the ages. Two papers have public performances at their core, with the study process mirroring the creative process of page-to-stage, or idea-to-stage, that results in the performance. You'll learn about, and potentially add to, New Zealand's rich array of theatrical forms, established and traditional, and new and experimental.

Practical tutorials, seminars and rehearsals take place the theatre laboratory space, the New Place Theatre/Te Tapere Hou, and the Playhouse Theatre within the University's purpose-built Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, which is also the venue for public performances.

Career opportunities

  • Actor
  • Arts Administrator
  • Director
  • Stage Manager
  • Teacher
  • Theatre Technician

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Old World - New Worlds
  • Dance, Movement and Culture
  • Adaptations
  • On Stage: Staging Theatre
  • Theatre Workshop
  • Shakespeare's Worlds
  • Exploring the Physical in Theatre
  • Stage Performance: Techniques for Actors and Performers
  • Creating Theatre

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

  • Birth certificate, passport and permits
  • Evidence of citizenship
  • Evidence of any change of name (if your name is different from that on your birth certificate)
  • A written statement in support of your application, if applicable
  • Evidence of any previous tertiary study
  • Proof that you meet the academic entry requirements (Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16317 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16317 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    4086 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4086 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Fees (Domestic): NZD 6,117 per year
  • Fees (International): NZD 24,425 per year

Living costs for Hamilton

  • 1470 - 2020 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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