If you are interested in learning more, or applying for one of our courses, please contact us here for an application form.

Applications are processed throughout the year with live auditions being held from August to October. Dates to be confirmed.

Students from further afield are welcome to apply by Video/DVD audition if they are unable to attend live auditions, however if they are wishing to apply for scholarships, these auditions are separate and are required to be live.




Students are required to perform 3 pieces, no less than 1minute long. These performances must be contrasting in genre.

Student should wear clothing that shows the body and lines of the performer. Please avoid extravagant costuming that deflects vision of technique and style. 

The optional genres are: Dance, Drama, Music, Other (if the student has a special performance skill than this may be entered as an extra)

The student will then attend an interview with the director and heads of department.


Video / DVD

For Video / DVD applications the same requirements apply. Students must also introduce themselves, and make a statement of why they would like to attend New Zealand Performing Arts and what they believe their strengths are.

All performances must be taken in one shot and face on. No editing please.