For the people ready to work their creativity

For the people ready to work their creativity

Why study Arts?

Any idea, issue or solution requires creativity and ways of communicating that stand out, have impact, affect people, and contribute to change.

The arts provide creative and practical ways of understanding ourselves, other people and the world around us, conveying and expressing innovative and impactful insights.

Studying in Te Kura Toi School of Arts is your opportunity to develop competence and practical skills to move confidently from stage and screen, to language and sound, in areas such as modern languages, visual literacy, musical and vocal expression, theatrical and movement composition, sound design and creative writing. In doing so, you will utilise multiple traditional and digital platforms.

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Explore a wide range of programmes

Our students can work alongside top-rated teachers and internationally respected scholars, across 10 majors:

Performing Arts

Creative Media, Design and Communication

Languages, Literature and Culture

Choose from a variety of degrees

Our majors in Te Kura Toi School of Arts can be taken with different degrees:

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Social Sciences

Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Communication

Bachelor of Design

Explore our facilities

Why study with us?

Personalised career development support to help you take the next step.

Get extra support with our broad range of scholarships

Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber

Specialist teaching facilities, including the acclaimed Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber.

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Adapt to the changing world

Looking to up-skill or need a change of direction?  Explore our wide range of study options.

Undergraduate options
Postgraduate options
Certificates & diplomas

Big Band Jazz Ensemble available at Waikato!

Do you play trumpet, trombone, saxophone, drums, bass, piano or guitar? Or maybe you have an interest in singing Jazz? Do you love to collaborate with other musicians? If so, sign up for our MUSIC122 or MUSIC227 paper and keep up your passion alongside your other studies.

Available for all University of Waikato students who play a suitable big band instrument.

Learn more about MUSIC122 - Musical Collaborations
Learn more about MUSIC227 - Performance Ensemble


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