Bachelor of Creative Arts (Performing Arts) (Level 7) in Manukau Institute of Technology

Manukau Institute of Technology

Campus: Auckland

Duration: 3 years

Intake:  February

*Fee: $21,700 per year (approx.)

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The Bachelors of Creative arts majoring in Performing Arts helps the students to develop skills related to their imagination and in the context of their project. You learn to perform different genres of theatre which is lead by one of Aotearoa’s most innovative theatre directors. Through this you can establish your own creative practice as a performance artist and lead your own project in the final year of your degree. Mentors are also going to be their throughout the programme to guide and mentor with the reciprocal of learning. This is an internship based degree where you get the chance to indulge in proper professional practices and relationship which are important from the perspective of performing arts.

You can also study other Creative Arts subjects that fit your career goals.

Compulsory courses

Year 1

  • Aotearoa on Stage and Screen
  • Modern and Contemporary Dance
  • Performance Theory and Practice
  • Voice
    Year 2

  • Professional Practice
  • Contemporary Pasifika Performance
  • Performance Theory &Practice
  • Musical Theatre: Show
    Year 3

  • Capstone 1
  • Capstone 2
    Elective courses:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Tattoo Design
  • Print Media
  • Photography
  • Video Production
  • Dance Genres
  • Band
  • Theatre Practice
  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Graphic Novel
    Career opportunities

  • Actor
  • Street performer
  • Performing arts manager
  • Theatre deviser
  • Creator
  • Acting trainer/teacher
    Eligibility Criteria:


    Applicants must have completed their 10+2 and should have work or life experience in the related field so they can demonstrate their ability to work in this programme.

    English Proficiency Score

    1. IELTS test: Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
    2. TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
    3. TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18
    4. Pearson Test of English (Academic): PToE (Academic) score of 50

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