Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Australian-born writer becomes talented Auckland director

Australian-born writer becomes talented Auckland director

Jacinta Scadden is now in her final year at Unitec, studying a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts.

Born in Australia, Jacinta came to New Zealand and decided to study at Unitec in 2010.

Following her interest in writing, Jacinta is taking a step in the right direction with her playwright, screenwriter and director career focus.

Earlier this year she directed Mab's Room, a play which was showcased at Auckland's Basement Theatre from the 4th to the 8th of September.

Jacinta realised she had a passion for theatre directing from a young age, when she entered one of her works into the Simpson Prize in 2008 and walked away with first prize, having been given the chance to enter through Nathalia Secondary School in Victoria, Australia.

The Performing and Screen Arts programme at Unitec offers an exciting and increasingly popular career avenue. It's a growing industry and each year the Department of Performing and Screen Arts releases more and more New Zealand talent into the world.

The programme gives students the opportunity to go further with their careers, whether building them locally or taking their skills and expertise abroad.

If you are interested in learning more about this challenging, yet rewarding type of work, come along to our Gradfest this November for a taste of what it would be like to pursue a career in playwright, screenwriting or directing, and see the hard work our graduate students have done on a number of innovative ideas and projects. Gradfest 2012 brings together the very best work by our Creative Industries and Business graduates. Get a new perspective as we celebrate the creative minds of the future. Be inspired by fresh talent, see new ideas in action and watch where the industry is heading.

For more information and the full programme of events for Gradfest 2012 go to http://www.unitec.ac.nz/gradfest.
ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Music: Lorde NZ Tour Confirmed In Four Major Cities!

In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring you four epic shows across the country! The all ages concerts take place late October/ early November in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Poor Economics

A review of and excerpt from Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple’s Child Poverty in New Zealand. More>>

Head Count: Highest Population Growth Since 2003

The country’s population grew by 67,800 people, or 1.5 percent, in the year to 30 June 2014. This came from natural increase (births minus deaths) of 29,500 and net migration (arrivals minus departures) of 38,300. New Zealand's estimated resident population was 4.51 million at 30 June 2014. More>>

Fun-Enhancement: Research To Ensure Even Game For Less Skilled Players

A University of Canterbury engineering PhD student is researching sports, such as table tennis, to ensure closer games for both better and less skilled players. More>>

Werewolf: From The Lost Continent

It’s a case of better late than never for Olivier Assayas’ marvellous After May/Apres Mai, which first screened at Venice in 2012, got a theatrical release in Australia – but not here – and only now appears on DVD, after Assayas himself has moved on. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Blue Eyed & Soulful

Last year’s Muscle Shoals documentary was a reminder that on some of soul music’s most hallowed tracks, the studio band consisted of a bunch of white guys from rural Alabama... More>>

ALSO:

Final Event - Number Crunching: NZ Fifth Best Performer At Commonwealth Games

With a haul of 45 medals, New Zealand has outperformed the best predictions of the world’s number crunchers by 440% and beaten our past performance at the Commonwealth Games by 11% per cent, according to a Massey University finance lecturer. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news