Tamaki Performing Arts Foundation Course 2010
“Whaia te pae tawhiti kia tata, Ko te pae tata whakamaua kia tina”
- Set your goals high, work towards them, achieve them and hold the knowledge gained.
Tamaki Heritage Performing Arts Centre is dedicated to training actors, singers and dancers. Many of our student graduates will be capable of employment throughout the performing arts industry - locally, nationally and internationally.
Our tutors under the guidance of Principal Mike Tamaki and course coordinator Andrew Fidow, will deliver a well rounded foundation level performing arts course to meet the needs of levels 4 & 5 students. The course has a mix of theory and practical learning modules to give each student the opportunity to immerse him or herself in a supportive performing arts environment.
The Performing Arts Foundation Course will contain the following learning modules-
- Indigenous culture - historical and contemporary
- Storytelling / myths and legends
- Health and well being
- Weaving/ Whakairo
- Waiata and singing
- Drama theory and practical work
- Dance and movement / Kapa Haka
- Costuming, props and backstage crew work
- Self defense / ancient weaponry / stunt work
- Media resources
- Mahi Toi / visual arts
- Experiential learning techniques
- Communication Skills
- Caring for self and others
- Individual performance and group performance
- Career guidance, job search and preparation for employment
Foundation Course: Key Learning Matrix for students
“Students will have a better appreciation of the arts in general by developing knowledge and ideas and communicating these to a wider audience”.
Dance & Movement
Develop a variety of skills. Explore the use of dance structures. Compare and contrast different dancing modes. Prepare and rehearse different dance and movement forms.
Develop a variety of skills. Study and interpret different acting forms. Prepare and rehearse a range of different acting conventions.
Develop a variety of skills. Study and interpret different music forms and technologies. Prepare and rehearse a range of different music forms.
Relate to a range of different art works and use ideas to incorporate these into rehearsal and performance.
Health & Wellbeing
Develop a range of strategies to enhance individual health and well being. Learn to care for the body and mind, by using successful strategies to overcome stress, anger and loss. Build self esteem. Create a sense of identity and purpose.
Broader Context Learning
The actor / performer will learn to respond to the impact of the local social, political and ecological landscape and bring their interpretation to performance for an audience.
The foundation certificate in performing arts is competency based, students must complete the following:
- Attend 80% of onsite / offsite classes
- Participate in individual learning and group learning
- Complete set tasks and assignments by due dates
- Participate in end of course production
Certified students from the foundation course receive a well rounded introduction to the performing arts. Students are guided by tutors in the learning modules to achieve their best as an individual performer or technician and as a valued cast member.
Students are encouraged within the course to explore Maori themes and content and to bring their personal strengths, motivation and commitment to learning, within the broader context of the performing arts standards and conventions.
Students will be encouraged to participate in practical work designed to create empowerment, confidence and to build self-esteem. Theory work will provide knowledge that students need in order progress their learning at higher levels of education or to market themselves in a dynamic, ever changing and competitive performing arts industry.
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