Performing Arts courses at UCOL Polytech

Diploma in Performing Arts

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Programme Overview


Step into the spotlight with UCOL’s Diploma in Performing Arts. This programme provides foundation training for vocations such as performing, directing, and community theatre work, and is a stepping-stone for those wanting to go on to further professional training.
UCOL’s performing arts school will develop your skills and confidence as an actor, dancer, singer, and performer.

Students will gain a full year of exploration and development into the art of being a performer, a team player and an individual specialist.

The Diploma in Performing Arts allows you to develop your skills and confidence in acting, movement, voice and singing and acting for camera, through tools of self-reflection, critiquing and productions. This programme is very practical, so you will be constantly putting new skills to use under the guidance of professional, industry experienced tutors.

Upon completion, graduates will possess a solid foundation in the understanding of the mental and physical requirements necessary to develop a career in the performing arts.

As this is a performance course you will be required for rehearsals and performances that will be in the evenings. There is an 80% attendance requirement as there is a considerable amount of team work in theatre and all need to work together to learn and achieve.

Visit UCOL’s School of Photograph, Arts and Design for more information about this programme.

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Programme Diploma in Performing Arts - Level 5
Study Options / Duration Full-time , One year
Campuses Palmerston North
​Domestic fees: $6,227  International fees: $19,800


Palmerston North

22 February 2016 - 25 November 2016




Palmerston North

Please enquire for details.

Classes are generally between the hours of 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday - Thursday with occasional performances in the evening.


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UCOL has an Admission and Conversation process to make sure you are studying at a level you are prepared for. The aim is to help you find the right level of study and educational pathway for you to succeed at UCOL. For more information please download and read the UCOL Admission Guide.

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