Let your imagination run wild at EIT’s ideaschool. Our industry-experienced lecturers and purpose-built facilities will set you up for a career in visual arts and design, fashion, music or screen production.

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NZ Diploma in Architectural Technology

Gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to become a productive member of an architectural design team.  The NZ Diploma in Architectural Technology provides practical learning to undertake the whole process of producing architectural drawings, from establishing a client's requirements right through to submission of the final designs.

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Hayden Maunsell , Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design

EIT ideaschool student Hayden Maunsell has won the supreme award in this year’s ECC Student Craft/Design Awards by seducing the judges with an “exquisitely crafted” table lamp.Entitled Dark, Hayden’s design outshone a record 100 entries in the nationwide competition.  Together with the work of the two runners-up, it is now being exhibited at The Dowse gallery in Lower Hutt.In the final year of a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design at the Eastern Institute of Technology In Hawke’s Bay, Hayden was flown to Wellington for Friday’s prize-giving (16 August), where he was enthusiastically supported by family, friends and EIT staff.  Head of School Suzette Major says everyone in ideaschool is on cloud nine.

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Wayne Dobson

As a freelance videographer, sound engineer, photographer and video editor Wayne’s contributions to the Screen Production industry have been seen and heard on Television and in Theatres for over 20 years.

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Film your Dreams

EIT's purpose-built Screen Production Centre is centred around two large studios and includes three editing suites, TV editing stations and a small sound studio.  A surround sound theatre doubles as a screen/classroom.

Dedicated solely to students, the John Harré Screen and Electronic Media centre is deemed to be one of the best-equipped screen production teaching facilities in a NZ tertiary institution.

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Passion for Fashion 

Sew up your career and study in style at EIT

EIT offers various fashion programmes that will give you the skills and knowledge to enter the fashion industry.

Learn everything from designing clothes and pattern-making to creating your own fashion label.

Students design and create their own garments, learn about production for fashion shows and gain the skills to establish their own business within the fashion industries.

Certificate in Fashion Apparel students are involved in organising/planning and modelling in EIT’s annual Fashion Show.

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