The course that has evolved over the years is based on the tutors practical experience in the business of performing. Whilst there is a large component of study to undertake, the majority of workshops will be of a practical nature and require the student to have self drive and initiative. The skills developed in the practical class workshops will be put into practice through our extensive performance programme.

Year One

Entry to Year One is by application, interview and audition.

Students who successfully complete ALL core subjects will be awarded a Certificate in Performing Arts (Hagley College).

Course Fee   $1,200.00          College Enrolment Fee   maximum $220.00         

    

Year One students have the following core subjects timetabled;

Acting        Physical Theatre        Dance        Playwriting        Singing        Voice

 

Year Two

Entry to Year Two is by application and interview.

Students who successfully complete ALL core subjects will be awarded a Certificate in Performing Arts (Hagley College).

Course Fee   $1,200.00          College Enrolment Fee   maximum $220.00         

Year Two students have the following core subjects timetabled;

Acting        Physical Theatre        Dance        Stage Direction        Singing        Voice  

 

Fees include all tuition plus Company merchandise and make up supplies. Additional costs apply for students wishing to claim NZQA credits. Fees must be paid at the beginning of each academic year.

Classes and rehearsals are timetabled until 4:00pm, except for Monday and Wednesday when classes finish at 2:45pm. Rehearsals for our major seasons are held during the day though some weekend and holiday rehearsals may be scheduled. Our performance seasons are 8 nights in length, including an evening dress rehearsal.

Additional modules are scheduled for both year levels depending on tutor availability and schedule. These include   Make Up   Film and Television   Classical Studies   Musical Theatre

All students are involved in our performance seasons which are cast through audition. Those who are unsuccessful in securing onstage roles are expected to assist with production tasks such as lighting and sound operation, sourcing and stage management. In addition to our major seasons there are a number of other performance opportunities students will be able to participate in. Some options are our Scene+ performances, theatre for children and dance seasons.

As a post-secondary, pre-tertiary course of study all applicants must be aged 18+ with positions in our first year intake dependent on the number of students returning for a second year of study. Usually there are 18-22 positions available.

Applications are now OPEN for 2017 - click HERE to complete!

 

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