New Zealand Certificate in Performing Arts (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Performing Arts (Level 3)

Begin your journey in Māori and Pacific cultural performance. Learn beginner skills in individual and ensemble performance. Become immersed in cultural frameworks that inform and inspire creative flair.

What you will learn

Taught over 17-weeks, students will choose a strand of performance to specialise in where they will learn tailored skills. Courses for this programme include the following: 

  • Introduction to Māori and Pasifika Performing Arts
  • Māori and Pasifika Performing Arts
  • Māori and Pasifika Technique Studies
  • Ensemble Workshop
  • Ensemble Performance

More detail about this qualification

Career outcomes

This qualification may lead to employment of self-employment as a novice performer in the performing arts industry such as a musician or dance performer. 

Graduates will be able to use the skills learned from this programme and apply them in cultural performance-based contexts within their community. 

Graduates can also pathway on to the New Zealand Diploma in Performing Arts – Māori and Pacific Dance, where they will further hone their skills in their chosen specialty. 

Entry requirements

Dance: Evidence of physical capability to complete the programme based on audition 

International: IELTS 5.5 (no band lower than 5.0), or equivalent.

Auditions

On site (Porirua campus) between 27 June – 01 July between 11am – 2pm.  An Enrolment Advisor will schedule a date/time.

Or send a video of your performance to enrolments@wandw.ac.nz

Further study options

  • New Zealand Certificate in Music Level 4 
  • New Zealand Certificate in DJ and Electronic Music Level 4  
  • New Zealand Diploma in Performing Arts – Māori and Pacific Dance 

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by Whitireia. 

From 2023, Whitireia and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. All programmes offered by Whitireia and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review, to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry. The programme you have enrolled in may change over time. 

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