• 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.

Theatre workshop “outside the box” for prisonersexternal link

11:34 AM Tue 11 Jul 2017

A two-day workshop with an internationally renowned exponent of theatre that promotes social change has given a group of prisoners at Auckland Prison at Paremoremo a unique forum to share their stories. The men performed short plays to a select audience, ... view full itemexternal link.

MCW graduate makes the airwavesexternal link

10:17 AM Fri 26 May 2017

Annabel Wilson, a Massey Master of Creative Writing graduate, had her theatrical poem “No Science to Goodbye” recently broadcast on Radio New Zealand.  Annabel’s play is based around her 2014 MCW thesis.

Refugee play wins international awardexternal link

9:44 AM Wed 15 Mar 2017

A play about the global refugee crisis penned by Massey University theatre lecturer and playwright Associate Professor Angie Farrow has won second place in the International New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest. Her play, The Politician’s Wife, came sec ... view full itemexternal link.

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