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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.

Also check out our student work on ideaschool.ac.nz

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Certificate in Introduction to Visual Arts and Design

Would you like to explore your interest in visual arts and design before committing to higher-level study? With this certificate you’ll gain basic skills in a range of art and craft media while developing an understanding of the design process.

By completing this programme, not only will you have gained basic art and design skills, but you’ll have a portfolio to present when applying for the Diploma or Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design programmes.

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Misty Ratima, Certificate in Fashion Apparel (Level 3) Student

A star achiever in the Hokonui Fashion Awards, EIT student Misty Ratima was inspired by the Māori celebration of Mātariki.

The final-year fashion design student won the national competition’s Auaha Special Award, an open category which celebrates innovation and creativity.  Her entry, a dress and steep-collared jacket, features a front panel of intricately woven diamond shapes symbolising the Seven Sisters of Mātariki or Pleiades cluster of stars.

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Featured Staff

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Wellesley Binding

I emigrated from Australia in 1974 and have been working as an established artist, widely exhibited and represented in public and private collections. My painting explores the theme of a contemporary corporatized landscape and its relationship to 19th Century colonial romantic/topographical and modernist representations of the NZ landscape. My approach focuses on the way landscape depictions are formulations of prior intentions for landscape, through an alien, acquisitive eye. My research explores the conceptual antagonism between registering the effect of corporate ethos on landscape and utilizing corporate models of depiction of landscape. The research goal is an ironic synthesis of the two.

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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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