You can either go straight into the 3-year degree and focus on Māori, Samoan, Cook Island and New Zealand contemporary dance, or enter into the 3rd year after completing one of the 2-year diplomas on this page (Māori and Pacific Dance, Commercial Dance, Drama or Musical Theatre).

Programme outline

Develop a body of work: Dance, Drama, Musical Theatre

If you’ve completed a two-year Performing Arts diploma, you can gain the Bachelor of Creativity (Performing Arts) degree with a further one year’s study. You’ll develop a body of work in your specialisation. Learn more about creative collaboration and building a career in the creative industries. 

Specialise in Māori and Pacific Dance, Commercial Dance, Drama or Musical Theatre.


Māori and Pacific Dance

In the first two years you'll develop a strong base in Māori, Samoa, Cook Islands and New Zealand contemporary dance performance, and build strengths in technique, performance and choreography. In the third year, you build on the knowledge they have acquired to create and perform an original body of work.

You'll do core courses as well as the following topics:

  • Samoa dance performance
  • Māori dance performance
  • Cook Islands dance performance
  • New Zealand contemporary dance performance
  • Costuming for performance
  • Audition technique

Performing Arts Auditions

Auditions for our performing arts programmes are held towards the end of the year. They usually involve workshops or group classes as well as some individual demonstration. 

Entry criteria

University Entrance or equivalent study/work experience, and evidence of suitability based on audition.

International students

Proven equivalence to domestic entry requirements and IELTS 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5)

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