CPIT's Performing Arts offers you the opportunity to study a wide range of disciplines from acting, dance and singing to pop/rock and jazz performance, arranging/composition, music production and much more.
With experienced professionals who work collaboratively to help you maximise your potential, excellent facilities in which to rehearse and practice, and the opportunity to study in a city where people love live entertainment, CPIT is the ideal place to study performing arts.
CPIT's Performing Arts facilities are located at CPIT's Madras Street Campus in Christchurch.
We offer programmes of study in music theatre, musical arts and circo arts, led by our team of highly skilled, experienced and internationally respected tutors and performers, you'll enjoy a learning experience unlike anything else offered in New Zealand.
CPIT has impressive purpose-built facilities and working environments featuring:
- 170 seat auditorium and 80 seat theatre
- Multiple sound isolated and air-conditioned music practice and teaching rooms
- Mac computer suites with leading recording and scoring software
- Dance and acting studios
- Extensive theatrical wardrobe
- Dedicated music library
- Music recording studios with leading-edge technology
Industry and community
Employers seek our graduates knowing they are ready to contribute their creative energy, enthusiasm and ideas from day one.
We always create new opportunities for you to showcase your talent. As emerging artists, you will be sought after performers and production personnel, highly respected for your confidence and artistic professionalism.
Making it in the music industry
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Graduates return to celebrate 20 years of NASDA
Erin Simpson, host of the Erin Simpson show, joins graduates to celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of New Zealand’s most prestigious dramatic arts schools - CPIT’s National Academy of...
NASDA kicks off exciting year
CPIT’s National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts is celebrating 20 years training the best performers in the business this year, but is showing no signs of slowing down....
CPIT Musical Arts graduate joins Ahoribuzz
CPIT Musical Arts graduate Henare Kaa gets snapped up by Ahoribuzz, a popular Christchurch jazz/funk band....
Feel the BEAT at CPIT
CPIT Musical Arts student Dan Hitchens is getting set to showcase his guitar skills at Beat, but he also has an unusual hobby to keep him occupied....