"I chose to move forward and learn my craft" – Tony O'Rourke

Second Year - Tour

EXCEL School of Performing Arts is the only institution in New Zealand that offers its students the chance to take part in a nationwide tour performing in High Schools, Theatres and Churches throughout New Zealand.

The Tour year is the 2nd Year Certificate of Advance Performance and is designed to build on the 1st Year Certificate of Performance Programme. The 2nd Year programme is divided into the three majors: 

Certificate of Advanced Performance in Dance

On completion of this qualification, graduates will be able to perform confidently on stage, choreograph innovative dance routines as part of a team, manage personal disciplines required as a performing artist, and meet expectations and requirements associated with the performing arts sector.

Certificate of Advanced Performance in Drama

On completion of this qualification, graduates will be able to perform confidently on stage, apply acting techniques in a live theatre context, write drama scrips, manage personal disciplines required as a performing artist, and meet expectations and requirements associated with the performing arts sector. 

Certificate of Advanced Performance in Music

On completion of this qualification, graduates will be able to perform confidently on stage, demonstrate musical proficiency on instrument or voice as well as musical proficiency in selected specialized subjects, manage personal disciplines required as a performing artist, and meet expectations and requirements associated with the performing arts sector.