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New Zealand Certificate in Performing Arts (Level 4)

STARTS: February 2022
Madras Street

If your dream is to work in the entertainment industry, this course will equip you with the skills required for employment and ensure you have a solid foundation to build on.

You'll gain a repertoire of essential technical skills and develop your abilities in the areas of singing, dancing, acting, movement and performance. Together, these skills will enable you to work in both community and professional settings.

This qualification is the only Level 4 performing arts programme in New Zealand.

Fees for 2021

Domestic Fee
$5,900 - $6,700 per year
International Fee
$22,560 per year
International Insurance
$523.50 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320 per year

Fees for 2022

Domestic Fee
$6,000 - $6,814 per year
International Fee
$22,944 per year
International Insurance
$523.50 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$324 per year

10 NCEA Level 1 literacy credits

In addition you need to:

Attend an audition to assess:

  • vocal skills and ability,
  • acting skills,
  • ability and potential to study performing arts.

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

  • If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.
  • Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 5.5 Academic

  • 5.0 Listening
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

This qualification can lead to employment or self-employment as an entry-level performer in performing arts industry roles.

Study pathways

After completing this qualification, you can broaden your skills and opportunities by studying the Bachelor of Performing Arts with optional specialisation in Music Theatre (subject to audition).

New Zealand Certificate in Performing Arts (Level 4)

FULL-TIME - 1 Year

If your dream is to work in the entertainment industry, this course will equip you with the skills required for employment and ensure you have a solid foundation to build on.

Information
Type Certificate
Code NZ3420
Next Starts February 2022
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
Credits 120
Level 4
Reference NZ3420-STRU

Fees for 2021

Domestic Fee
$5,900 - $6,700 per year
International Fee
$22,560 per year
International Insurance
$523.50 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320 per year

Fees for 2022

Domestic Fee
$6,000 - $6,814 per year
International Fee
$22,944 per year
International Insurance
$523.50 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$324 per year
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NZ Certificate in Performing Arts - Feb 2022 - Christchurch
Start date: 28 February 2022
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Additional Entry Requirements

In addition you need to:

Attend an audition to assess:

  • vocal skills and ability,
  • acting skills,
  • ability and potential to study performing arts.

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Credit Recognition

If you have prior relevant experience or previous related study credits, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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