Bachelor of Performing Arts (with optional specialisation in Music Theatre)
Ara Institute of Canterbury
Performing Arts not elsewhere classified
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The Bachelor of Performing Arts is an applied, contemporary, practice-based programme that aims to develop performing arts graduates who are professionally trained to meet the needs of industry in both Aotearoa-New Zealand and a wider global context. The programme aims to enable students to develop: advanced competencies across the professional performing arts, including musical theatre performance-based skills, and the ability to engage professionally with practitioners of associated disciplines; specialist performance skills in Singing, Dance and Acting; transferable skills in intellectual engagement, critical analysis and research; highly refined subject-specific and professional skills, allowing graduates to operate successfully and with artistic integrity in various professional situations.
Key Information for Students
NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved* subjects and ◦Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and ◦Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627) Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (eg International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) should contact CPIT for requirements. Alternative requirements Evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience. CPIT literacy and numeracy assessments are available. Additional requirements Application Applicants are responsible for submitting the completed Application to Study form with the requested information. Applications are accepted throughout the academic year. All applicants will be required to attend an audition. Auditions are held during August and September of each year, however, early or late applications and auditions may be arranged in consultation with the programme leader. Applicants will be ranked from the audition process. Candidates are given marks under the following headings: Interpretation, Communication, Intonation, Technique, Vocal Quality, Sense of Pitch and Rhythm, Cold Read, Comprehension, Diction, Alignment, Physical Expressiveness. Absentee auditions may be arranged (such as overseas applicants) via video-tape or DVD with applicants interviewed by telephone.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$20,351 - $48,000|
|In further study||23%|
|On a benefit||3%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
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Minimum bursary of $1000 is available annually.
This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.
Where does this information come from?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.