Toi Set & Props is a new two year practical course leading to The New Zealand Diploma in Scenic Construction & Properties. The course sits alongside Toi Whakaari’s other specialist programmes, enabling students to experience the interdisciplinary collaboration required to be a successful maker in the industry.

Toi’s close links to industry professionals ensures that the skills taught are relevant and current and that students get a chance to see how professionals approach their work.

… Get in and get your hands dirty.

Sir Richard TaylorCo-founder and co-director of Weta Workshop

Graduates will leave with a range of craft & making skills. They will be able to organise and manage a construction processes in a project based team environment to a deadline. They will be ready to work as independent contractors, flexible in their approach and motivated to achieve to a high standard.

The diploma is an intensive full-time two year course with an intake of up to 8 students per year. This vocational and highly practical programme covers all aspects of set and props work.

Students have the opportunity to collaborate with designers, costumiers, actors, film-makers, directors and Performing Arts Managers through major performance projects created at Toi Whakaari. They see their work used on film or on stage.

SET & PROPS TRAINING AT TOI

Last year I was a student at Toi. Now I’m doing what I love – making and painting weapons for a big-budget international film. 

Jasmine ShadboltToi Graduate, 2015

Your Journey at Toi Whakaari

The Set & Props course encourages high standards of finish, originality, experimentation and a collaborative approach to the process of construction for performance.

The course offers experiential learning aimed at developing skills through doing. Students will explore, experiment, adapt and investigate. Learning is project based and involves working across disciplines to build capacity as a collaborator.

The course also broadens students’ perspectives as creative artists working in the context of New Zealand and the South Pacific.

The second year involves students undertaking industry secondments with professionals in their particular areas of interest.

In addition, the Graduating Exhibition showcases the work to industry professionals and invited guests.

THIS COURSE IS SUBJECT TO APPROVAL

WE EXPECT TO OPEN APPLICATIONS IN MAY 2017

COURSE START DATE: FEBRUARY 2018