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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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Featured Programme

Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design

Creativity lies at the heart of almost everything we do. And, in a fast-paced, forever-changing world, some of the key skills you’ll need to thrive and survive are creativity, flexibility and adaptability. Enter the Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design.

A project-based learning approach will place you at the centre of the learning experience throughout the delivery of this three-year programme. By engaging in a series of in-house and real-life projects, you’ll utilise various media including print, paint, sculpture, graphic design and 3D design to develop the skills needed for a career in the ever-growing creative industries.

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Featured Profile


Kurt McDonald, Diploma in Screen Production Graduate


Midway through last year, Kurt McDonald very nearly dropped out of screen production studies at EIT. Now, combining filming skills and a passion for mountain biking, he couldn’t be more pleased that he persevered.

Based in Queenstown, Kurt is returning to Hawke’s Bay this week to celebrate graduation (Friday, March 21) with his family and friends at Napier’s Municipal Theatre.

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Featured Staff


Jill Webster

Jill Webster is an exhibiting artist with over 20 years of practice in cross-media printmaking and design. Her research involves an inquiry into the field of quantum physics, a constantly changing territory that in its quest for new knowledge throws notions of truth into question.

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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.

Check out screen students' work here

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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