Follow your passion and gain innovative skills with Massey University’s unique minor in Theatre Studies.  Perform the change you want to see in the world!

This exciting applied theatre and performing arts course combines theatre for social change with real-world communication techniques.  You will be given the opportunity to develop skills in acting, directing and playmaking as well as critical skills in the study of drama and creativity. The ability to apply these skills to business, community, education, and other contexts is a strong focus. Taught by awardwinning and passionate staff, you’ll be challenged to think critically and learn how to produce compelling creative performance outputs.

Massey is the only university in New Zealand where you can study theatre as part of a broader multidisciplinary Expressive Arts major or minor incorporating Media Production and Creative Writing.  You can also combine Theatre with English and Creative Writing, with Psychology, or History, or with Business, to focus on communication and leadership skills.

This minor will help prepare you for careers in fields such as public relations, film-making, drama teaching, journalism, speech writing and media training.



139.104 Drama in Performance
Creative Communication

139.209 Speaking: Theory and Practice
139.220 Theatre for Change
139.223 Creative Processes
139.224 Making Plays for Theatre

139.320 Theatre in Production
139.323 Script Writing
139.333 Creativity in the Community

Staff and contact

For enquiries please contact the programme coordinator, Professor Angie Farrow.

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