Whitireia Performance Centre

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Whitireia Performance Centre is home to tertiary courses specialising in focused areas of performing arts, as well as a wide variety of community classes in dance and drama.

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts (Performing Arts)

    Students develop an extensive knowledge of dance genres and artistic endeavour in Māori, Samoa, Cook Island and New Zealand contemporary dance. Third year students create a major body of work. LEVEL 7

  • Diploma in Stage and Screen Arts

    If you're interested in performing in theatre, television or film, this course will help you gain the skills required, including acting and movement. This intense, high-energy course requires dedication and commitment. LEVEL 6

  • Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance)

    This unique and vibrant programme prepares you for the commercial dance sector. The emphasis is on technical skills and performance experience. [Offered by Whitireia New Zealand Limited] LEVEL 6

  • Diploma in Performing Arts (Singing)

    This programme offers training in singing, acting and dancing and prepares graduates for the musical theatre industry. [Offered by Whitireia New Zealand Limited] LEVEL 6

  • Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) [Specialisation in Circus]

    This unique programme offers circus skills alongside the discipline of dance and performance. New Zealand’s only full time accredited training in contemporary circus, dance and performance. LEVEL 6

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Whitireia and WelTec have formed a strategic partnership to develop
a network of tertiary learning throughout the Wellington region.
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