This two-year practical course puts you centre stage and in front of the camera, giving you the tools to develop your own stories for stage and screen. Learn about the many roles that exist within the theatre, film, broadcast and digital screen industries. Training includes classes in acting techniques - improvisation, script analysis, movement and voice – as well as theatre production practices. You’ll have the opportunity to train and perform in Te Auaha’s professional theatres and see your work on the big screen at Te Auaha’s cinema. During the course you will collaborate with the Film School and audition in front of industry professionals. Our teachers are passionate about you and your learning. The course is taught by leading tutors from the arts industry including professional actors Carmel McGlone, Ricky Dey and Tess Jamieson-Karaha.
On successful completion, students may apply to enrol in year three of the Bachelor of Creativity (Performing Arts) and create a body of work in their discipline.
- Interpreting text
- Acting techniques
- Public Performance
- Film Co-productions
- Theatre and film history/styles
- Devising work
- Theatre Production skills
- Audition technique
Performing Arts Auditions
Auditions for our performing arts programmes are held towards the end of the year. They usually involve workshops or groups classes as well as some individual demonstration.
NCEA Level 2 or equivalent plus evidence of skills/ability/aptitude based on interview and audition.
Auditions for our 2021 performing arts Drama intake will be held on either Saturday 26 September 2021 or Thursday 19 November 2021. Book audition now with your preferred date.
Proven equivalence to domestic entry requirements and IELTS 6.5 (no band lower than 6.0)
* International fees shown here do not include insurance and administration (currently approximately $780 per year of study)