Acting

APPLY NOW to secure your audition.

Round One: Video Audition

Deadline: Sunday 1st October 2023

  • Candidates will prepare and send a video audition for round one of the audition process.
  • Video audition instructions will be sent to each candidate during the application process.
  • All videos should be sent directly to Pedro Ilgenfritz -  pilgenfritz@unitec.ac.nz
  • The deadline for audition videos is Sunday, 1 October, 2023.
  • Acting discipline tutors will evaluate all videos and offer places to candidates for the round two 2-day audition weekend.
  • Invitations to attend round two will be sent by Tuesday 10 October, 2023.

Round Two: 2-day Audition Weekend – Auckland (Unitec building 108)

Saturday 4th (9 AM to 4 PM) & Sunday 5th November (9 AM to 3 PM) 2023.

  • 2-day audition weekend – 
    • The Auckland-based auditions will be run by a group of core tutors from the acting program.  

Additional round two audition dates and venues in Christchurch and Wellington are to be confirmed.

Final Offer Process: Wednesday, 15 November.
If you have any questions, please email our Acting team at pilgenfritz@unitec.ac.nz

Please note: If you're not sure that you're ready to apply for this highly competitive programme, please look at the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Screen Arts, Acting and Technical Production as a way ready yourself for the Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts.

Find out more about studying Acting

Dance

Auditions: APPLY NOW to secure your audition. 
Please note: The Dance team will get in touch and more instructions will be given to you after you apply to audition.
For more information, please get in touch with kburton@unitec.ac.nz or pasa@unitec.ac.nz

Key dates:
Christchurch
14 October 2023
Venue: Burnside High School Dance Studios, 139 Greers Road, Burnside
1.00pm – 5.00pm – schedule and instructions to be emailed directly
 
Auckland
21 & 22 October 2023
DANZA studios, 72 Delta Ave New Lynn, Auckland
9.00 am – 4.00 pm – schedule, Map, and instructions to be emailed directly
 
Find out more about studying Dance

Screen Arts

APPLY NOW to secure your Interviews

Interviews: Dates will be arranged on a case-by-case basis with applicants.
Please note: Shortly after receiving your application, a team member will contact you directly to schedule a 20 minute interview at a convenient time. You’ll also be given information on how to upload digital files or provide links to examples of your work.

Applicants may either:

Submit a select sample of their creative work (please be selective of the work you provide, choose 1-2 strong examples), such as 

  • ​ A short film you’ve contributed to
  • Creative writing
  • Photography
  • Script
  • Artwork

OR Write a concise 500 word personal statement discussing some of the following:

  • Why do you want to study film?
  • What films have inspired you as a filmmaker?
  • What do you think makes a great film?
  • What genre of films most interests you?
  • Are there any particular stories you’d like to tell through film?

Please note: If you're not sure that you're ready to apply for this highly competitive programme, please look at the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Screen Arts, Acting and Technical Production as a way ready yourself for the Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts.

Find out more about studying Screen Arts

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - (Performing Arts Pathway)

Application deadline: None

Interviews: Dates will be arranged on a case-by-case basis with applicants.

Interviews will determine the best pathway for each applicant. Portfolio material demonstrating previous involvement you might have had with screen or performance-related media may be relevant to your application. Please bring it along and be prepared to leave a copy with the interview panel.

Performing Arts electives for you to choose from include Telling Stories (Level 4 acting), Moving Images (Level 4 Screen) and Behind the Scenes (Level 4  theatre technician/design) or similar.

Announcements of successful candidates will follow each interview.

Find out more about the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) - Screen Arts, Acting and Technical Production