Te Whare Tapere  Performing Arts

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.

Subjects

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.

Facilities

CPIT has impressive purpose-built facilities and working environments featuring:A photo of the Jazz block.

  • 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.

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