• BA Creative Writing major

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  • BA Public and Professional Writing minor

    Develop writing skills for the real world

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  • BA Theatre Studies minor

    Follow your passion and get innovative skills

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  • School of English and Media Studies

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Theatre

Theatre for the real world

Follow your passion and gain innovative skills with Massey University’s unique minor in Theatre Studies.  Perform the change you want to see in the world!

This exciting applied theatre and performing arts course combines theatre for social change with real-world communication techniques.  You will be given the opportunity to develop skills in acting, directing and playmaking as well as critical skills in the study of drama and creativity. The ability to apply these skills to business, community, education, and other contexts is a strong focus. Taught by awardwinning and passionate staff, you’ll be challenged to think critically and learn how to produce compelling creative performance outputs.

Massey is the only university in New Zealand where you can study theatre as part of a broader multidisciplinary Expressive Arts major or minor incorporating Media Production and Creative Writing.  You can also combine Theatre with English and Creative Writing, with Psychology, or History, or with Business, to focus on communication and leadership skills.

This minor will help prepare you for careers in fields such as public relations, film-making, drama teaching, journalism, speech writing and media training.

Penguins on stage and street in climate change action – Massey Universityexternal link

8:44 AM Thu 19 Oct 2017

Using theatre to turn people into penguins is a symbolic way to highlight some of the planet’s most vulnerable species in this year’s global Still Waving: Climate Change Theatre Action events in Wellington. Co-organiser Massey University’s Associate Profe ... view full itemexternal link.

Still Waving: Climate Change Theatre Actionexternal link

4:42 PM Wed 18 Oct 2017

With only a few days to go until Still Waving: Climate Change Theatre Action Aotearoa 2017, we are excited to bring you the full programme. On October 23, we will be staging nine short plays at 2pm in the Massey University Wellington Theatre Laboratory: S ... view full itemexternal link.

Becoming Penguin, a Performance Walk.external link

11:15 AM Wed 30 Aug 2017

In your white shirts and black tails, in your navy-blue dresses or in wetsuits and flippers or anything ‘penguin’ from your wardrobe please come and join us on a waddle, a ‘becoming penguin’ performance walk. If you have nothing penguin in your wardrobe, ... view full itemexternal link.

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