Performing Arts at Whitireia is known for its dynamic performances and a commitment to maintaining Aotearoa New Zealand and Pacific heritage dance. The first two years of the Bachelor of Creativity (Performing Arts) provide a strong base in Māori, Samoa, Cook Islands and New Zealand contemporary dance performance, with students developing strengths in technique, performance and choreography. In the third year, students build on the knowledge they have acquired to create and perform an original body of work.
This Performing Arts major of the Bachelor of Creativity combines core courses with specialist Performing Arts courses. Subjects in the Performing Arts specialisation cover the following topics:
- Samoa dance performance
- Māori dance performance
- Cook Islands dance performance
- New Zealand contemporary dance performance
- Costuming for performance
- Performing Arts touring
- Audition technique
In addition to specialised topics, the Bachelor of Creativity includes both core courses and the option to enrol in electives.
University entry or equivalent study/work experience, and evidence of suitability based on audition.
Proven equivalence to domestic entry requirements and IELTS 6.0 (no band lower than 5.5)