This intense, high-energy programme will help you gain the skills required to perform in theatre, television or film, including acting and movement

Programme Overview

W​hitireia offers a two year Diploma and a one year Advanced Diploma programme. This programme introduces and develops skills, knowledge and attitude of professional standard to enable students to seek work in theatre, television and film. Through industry secondment opportunities and self-generated performance projects, students make a transition into working in the stage and screen professions.

On successful completion, students may apply to enrol in year three of the Bachelor of Applied Arts (Performing Arts) and create a body of work in their discipline.

Programme Outline

  • Performance
  • Stagecraft
  • Self management
  • Teaching practice
  • Acting
  • Improvisation
  • Text
  • Theatre history/styles
  • Vocal techniques
  • Singing
  • Self-generated work
  • Audition technique
  • Acting for screen
  • Fitness
  • Physical theatre
  • Stage combat
  • Dance and mime

Entry Requirements

Domestic students

NCEA Level 2 or equivalent plus evidence of skills/ability/aptitude based on interview and audition

International students

Proven equivalence to domestic entry requirements and IELTS 6.5 (no band lower than 6.0)

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