Institute of Technology or PolytechnicUnitec Institute of Technology
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Develop the acting and performance skills you will need to realise your full potential as an actor on screen and on the stage. Work on a wide variety of projects and learn from tutors who are experienced industry professionals.
From core elements of voice, movement and acting technique to advanced skills in dialect, audition and professional practice, studying acting at Unitec will give you all the tools you need to establish and maintain a career as a professional actor.
The Acting training at Unitec is a learning opportunity that is unique in Aotearoa. We are proud of the multidisciplinary environment and range of performing and screen arts training options on our campus. This learning community provides many rich opportunities to work closely with students from other fields of study and to grow skills in a range of forms, media and environments.
We work in an environment that is framed in Matauranga Maori and the values our Te Noho Kotahitanga partnership evoke. The whanaungatanga we embrace with other disciplines is woven throughout the school via shared noho marae and other whanau events. Maori performing arts training is integrated into our learning. Partnering with Maori practitioners (writers, directors, etc ) strengthens this foundation for staff and students in our mahi. We are very fortunate to have the beautiful Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae and Maia centre onsite at Unitec to provide us valued support in our practice.
Within the acting training at Unitec you will work with our highly regarded permanent and guest tutors to refine your core skills in performance, voice, movement training, acting technique and professional practice. You will have many opportunities to practice your developing craft on a wide range of live and screen performance projects. Our facilities provide theatre and film studio spaces and the accompanying equipment to provide authentic learning experiences.
You will learn practical skills for the industry you are preparing to enter and have a multitude of opportunities to connect with industry based specialists and engage with Auckland’s rich live performance and screen sectors.
Within a rapidly changing environment actors need the flexibility to work in many spaces, styles and forms. Collaboration and the capacity to ride the waves of change are key to building a sustainable career. The Unitec Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts programme is well placed to provide you with essential skills to be a versatile and inventive actor, performer, creator, artist and collaborator.
Acting trainer/teacher; Actor for theatre, film and television; Performer; Performing arts manager; Presenter; and Theatre deviser/creator
For this programme, you will need the following:
English Language Requirements: IELTS – Academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5; TOEFL – Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); PTE - Academic score of 50 with no band score lower than 42.