New Zealand Certificate in Performing Arts (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Performing Arts (Level 3)

Begin to specialise in Māori and Pacific performing arts or Music. 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. There are two strands on offer;

Māori and Pasifika Performing Arts

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

Music

  • Introduction to Music and the Music Industry
  • Music Instrument 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.

 

Related study options

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

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by Whitireia.

On 1 September 2022, the operations of Whitireia transferred to the Whitireia and WelTec business division of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). As part of this, all existing Whitireia programmes transferred to Te Pūkenga.

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