Bachelor of Performing Arts (Management)

**** Applications for entry in 2018 have now closed ****

Applicants will be shortlisted for interview.

We look for trajectory into a vocational pathway and a fit to the learning environment at Toi Whakaari.


Anyone is welcome to come into the School to observe a class or to experience the ambience of Te Whaea. Please call at least a fortnight in advance to make a time.

Students must have turned 18 by the first day of the course (Monday the 19th of February in 2018).

Application Process

Outline of the application process:

  • Submit an initial online Application Form
  • Submit an online Applicant’s Supplementary Information Form
  • Nominate two referees and ask them to complete and submit the online Reference Form

Each time you submit an online form you should receive an email confirmation from us. If you don’t, this means the form hasn’t submitted correctly, please contact us if you have any problems

In the Personal Statement section of the Applicant’s Supplementary Form please address the following questions:

In 100 words each (max), please tell us:

  • Why are you applying for this course?
  • Describe two or three of your most significant achievements and what you have discovered about yourself from these achievements.
  • What challenges do you think you may encounter as a student at Toi Whakaari?
  • Using examples, describe what live performing arts events you follow & enjoy and why.
  • Where do you hope Toi Whakaari will lead you to? What are your ambitions?
  • What qualities would you bring to Toi Whakaari?

Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend Applicants Weekend at Toi Whakaari in Wellington in early November, this is an opportunity to meet current students and staff. Interviews will follow over the weekend. Applicants’ Weekend will be on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th of November in 2017.

During the interview the applicant’s sense of vocation and vision in relation to a career in the industry is assessed. If applicants are unable to travel to Wellington for this weekend, alternative arrangements may be possible.

Once these interviews are complete, successful applicants are offered a place or may be recalled for an additional interview in Wellington. All applicants will be notified of the interview panel’s decision by mail. On acceptance successful applicants must have their doctor complete a confidential medical report.


Fees for 2017 are $6,787 (incl GST). Fees for 2018 will be set later in the year. There is also a Student Services Levy of approximately $300 – $450 per year (subject to confirmation). Students need to buy a small amount of equipment, and some texts. It is also recommended that students allocate an additional $1000 to $1500 per annum for associated course costs.

Where required, students should contact StudyLink as soon as possible prior to the beginning of the School year to start the loan application process.

International Students

Toi Whakaari welcomes applications from international students.  International students are not eligible for any government support while studying at the school and have to pay international student fees. International applicants can be interviewed on-line via Skype or video conference. For more information about international applications, visit the International Students’ section of our website or email

Australian students

Australian student pay Domestic Student Tuition Fees but must meet New Zealand government residency requirements in regard to eligibility for Student Loans. More information is available here.

Receive Information about the Degree

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