Hagley Theatre Company (HTC)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Cameron Mattox

Recommended Prior Learning

Entry Requirements

Age 18+ plus application, interview and audition

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Hagley Theatre Company

Are you passionate about performing on stage and in film?

If you are you looking for a career in theatre or film or TV we offer a pre-professional course that will help you on your way! Theory and practical combine in this unique programme which has proven results. We are a contemporary Theatre Company where students are taught by industry professionals and learn a range of techniques and performance material over one or two years of study.

Course Components

Practical Study:

  • Stage and Film and TV acting
  • Script Writing
  • Direction
  • Physical Theatre


  • Scene Plus seasons (3 annually)
  • 2 major plays
  • Film shoots (3)
  • Dance
  • Gi60 International One-Minute Play Festival
  • Industry contract work

Practical Study

  • Workshops in Acting, Stage Direction, Film and Television
  • Targeted classes in Voice, Playwriting and Makeup
  • Physical Theatre, Dance


  • Contracted work with external partners
  • Independent projects
  • Commercials, film opportunities
  • Liaison with ARA broadcasting school

24 Hours per week 

Learning Areas:

Performing Arts, Pre Professional Courses

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Enrolment Fee
Under 19 - $0 (MOE Funded)
Age 19+ - $220

Specialty Course Cost -
Under 19 - $200
(Includes T Shirt, Make up kit, Film Showreel (Other costs MOE funded)
Age 19+ - $1200
T Shirt, Make up kit, Film Showreel, External specialist tutors

Assessment Information Qualification Hagley Certificate in Theatre/ Film (1 or 2 years) Recognised industry pathway