MIT Diploma in Performing Arts

Manukau Institute of Technology

Subject area

Performing Arts not elsewhere classified




1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The MIT Diploma in Performing Arts (Level 5) provides students with the skills in Acting, Music and Dance to perform competently in professional stage and screen productions. Students learn the process of Acting, develop the confidence to explore psyche and creativity and develop practical ability in basic Acting technique. Students will complete courses in Music focusing on developing their vocal/singing confidence and skills using various techniques and styles employed by the music/singing industry. They will also complete courses in Dance employing skills and tools in Modern and Contemporary dance to develop a capable and proficient performer.

Students will also develop an ability to be self motivated and independent, to work with energy commitment and focus. As well they develop personal skills including self confidence, communication, focus, commitment, and an ability to work in groups and independently with a focus on achieving a set objective. They will apply these skills in rehearsal and performance on stage and screen.

The underlying philosophy of the programme incorporates and integrates contemporary, Maori and Pasifika elements

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements: (a) Have at least 42 NCEA credits at Level 3, including a minimum of 14 credits in each of two approved subjects, plus a minimum of 14 credits in one or two subjects and a minimum of 4 credits in reading and a minimum of 4 credits in writing, both at level 2 or equivalent OR (b) Have at least 72 NCEA credits at Level 2 including a minimum of 14 credits in each of two approved subjects and including 8 credits in reading/writing and including 30 credits achieved at Merit or Excellence or equivalent OR (c) Have at least 60 NZQA recognised credits at Level 5 or higher or equivalent OR (d) Have relevant work/life experience and be able to demonstrate that they can work/study at a level appropriate to the programme. Each applicant will be considered on an individual basis. To support their application applicants will be required to demonstrate their ability to study at Level 5 (Year 1) including a file providing evidence of personal life skills and previous activities. Applicants will be invited to an interview. Among attributes an applicant must demonstrate are a mature and positive approach to study, commitment and motivation to succeed, and the ability to read and write at the required level for degree study AND Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme, which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicant whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of their English language competency. AND Participate in a group audition and attend an interview; AND Complete a 500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for choosing to apply for the programme.

Detailed requirements

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1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,378 $6,378
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$9,630 $9,630
Total $16,008 $16,008

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $27,017
Earnings range $18,007 - $37,818
In employment 50%
In further study 35%
On a benefit 11%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 22 62 62
Phone: (0800) 626252
Fax: (09) 968 8701

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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.

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