Master of Creative Performance Practice

Te Kura Toi Whakaari O Aotearoa: New Zealand Drama School Incorporated

Subject area

Creative Arts not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

Students will be admitted to this course of study via application and interview. All applicants will be considered by an approvals committee which consists of the course coordinator and up to 4 appropriate academic staff to be appointed annually by the Tumuaki, Director or other designated senior academic leader. Applicants will be considered on the basis of eligibility for the programme, sufficient evidence of creative practice, appropriate area of focus, and the kura's capacity to provide adequate supervision for their desired study. Toi Whakaari will seek to maintain transparency, providing feedback to all applicants throughout the process. Applicants must meet the following conditions to be considered for entry: ?A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in the creative or performing arts accompanied by relevant professional experience or postgraduate diploma. ?A Bachelor's degree in an unrelated discipline with a minimum of three years' applied work experience within a relevant field and can demonstrate the specific learning skills to succeed on the programme (such as referees and evidence of outcomes). ?Applicants without a degree will be considered where appropriate, provided they have at least five years relevant experience in a professional context and can demonstrate the specific learning skills to succeed on the programme (supported by referees and evidence). ?Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to prove their English language proficiency by obtaining one of the following scores: IELTS (Academic)Overall score of 6.5 and no bands below 6.0 Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) Overall score of 79 and a writing score of 21 Cambridge English Qualifications C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

he MCPP is a programme designed for active performing arts practitioners wishing to undertake personal and creative exploration through practice-based, culturally responsive research. The Master of Creative Performance Practice will deliver a programme that fosters: Excellence in the field of advanced creative performance practice The development of world leading, decolonised practiced-based research methodologies in the creative industries The development of industry leaders and innovators Creation of new works and ways of working Engagement with innovative and responsive creative kaupapa Independent, sustainable, analytical, and entrepreneurial approaches to practice and professional development World leading exploration of the relationship between creative practice, cultural contexts and research methodologies Pathways to new knowledge acquisition

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Creative Arts at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

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Phone: (04) 381 9251
Fax: (04) 389 4996

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