If you love being creative and want to study a selection of theatre, performance, creative writing, and digital media production courses, but you also want great career prospects the Bachelor of Communication (Expressive Arts) is for you.
Expressive arts at Massey University is unique in New Zealand and was created in response to student demand.
As part of your study, you will be able to choose from a range of activities such as devising, directing, and writing theatre, writing creative works including fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, writing for children, and screenplays, or filming and producing digital video.
Students told the university they wanted a little bit of theatre, creative writing or digital media production, or some combination.
But not necessarily to focus just on one. So the university invented ‘expressive arts.
The university calls it the ‘triple dip’ major where you can add as much or as little as you like to your degree from any of the three creative discipline areas of theatre, creative writing, or digital media production.
You choose what to emphasize, whether it’s one, two, or all three of these areas.
As well as hands-on skills in various creative areas, you’ll learn leadership skills and how creativity fits into a professional communications role.
For example, you might write a travel memoir, produce a music video, or direct an experimental multimedia show based on your original script.
You might use techniques of improvisational theatre as a way of unlocking and managing your creativity across other media including creative writing.
You might find yourself crafting Twitter poetry or learning how your posture communicates instantly to others.
|Cost of living
|1 bed room
Improve your English language skills without taking an IELTS test. You could get direct entry to a Massey degree with the university's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.
|English for Academic Purposes 1
|English for Academic Purposes 2
|5.0 overall (all bands 4.5 or above)
|5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above)
|40 overall (3 in reading & listening, 13 in speaking & writing)
|50 overall (5 in reading & listening, 15 in speaking & writing)
|Foundation Studies – entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overall
|Direct entry into University - entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 6.0 to 7.0 overall
To be admitted to an undergraduate qualification, applicants will need a minimum level of academic achievement from school, or another university or tertiary institution.
The specific level depends on which country or region of the world they are from.
If you don't have the skills or qualifications you need to be accepted into your chosen study, you can do foundation qualifications.
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