TE OROKO HANGANGA O NGA MAHI TOI. WE ARE A PLACE OF CREATION. WE CELEBRATE COLLABORATION AND INNOVATION.
Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School is the pre-eminent theatre and screen training facility in Oceania, and New Zealand's foremost training establishment for the dramatic arts.
Established in 1970, it is also the country's first full-time drama institution, leading in the training of stage and screen professionals both nationally and internationally. We embrace the talents of designers, directors, technicians, actors, managers, costumiers, playwrights, film-makers, dramaturgs and scholars. We encourage collaboration among disciplines. We promote new and exciting work.
Toi Whakaari offers the following diplomas and degrees, all taught by practising professionals: Bachelor of Performing Arts (Acting), Bachelor of Design (Stage & Screen) Bachelor of Performing Arts (Management), Diploma in Costume Construction for Film, Theatre & Allied Industries, Diploma in Entertainment Technology Master of Theatre Arts (Directing) Our graduates are successful in every area of television, film, theatre, opera and all the other performing arts in New Zealand, as well as overseas.
Our school provides a stimulating and supportive learning environment, and we have important relationships with a number of international institutions. Drawing upon a wealth of expertise and collaborative talent, we use a process of development, provocation, reflection and analysis to encompass a structured, interdisciplinary approach to the work of making theatre and film. In particular, Toi Whakaari's aim is to ignite the creativity in each student, and provide them with the skills of their craft to effectively tell the stories of Aotearoa and beyond.
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