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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

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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Tara Cooney, Student

EIT ideaschool visual arts and design student Tara Cooney has been shortlisted in the Wallace Arts Trust Awards – New Zealand’s most prestigious awards for contemporary art.

Tara has been a selected as a finalist for her series of three wooden sculptures, ‘Roger, Ruth, and Paris’, crafted in repurposed wood as part of her portfolio of work for EIT’s Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design.

The awards, which encompass painting, sculpture, video, drawing and unique photography, provide overseas artist residencies ranging from three to six months in New York, Vermont, San Francisco and Solothurn in Switzerland.

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Featured Staff

Cheryl Downie

Cheryl Downie

Cheryl has extensive and varied experience in the fashion industry including patternmaking, specialist dressmaking, fabric buying, retail management, owning/operating stretch sewing classes, night school tutor and even judging fashion competitions.

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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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