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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Certificate in Studio Workshop Studies (Level 6) – Tairāwhiti

The award of the Certificate in Studio Workshop Studies is a self-directed programme in practical art and design.  There is opportunity to study a specialised subject area and work alongside others with access to resources not normally available to individual artists and craftspeople

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Sacha van den Berg

Sacha van den Berg, Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design Graduate

By building on her strengths, budding freelance designer Sacha van den Berg feels she is finally heading in the right direction.

Born and raised in Hastings, Sacha has always been creative and wanted to go on to study art.  But as a school-leaver, she was warned she wouldn’t be able to make a living from arts and design.  So she chose to pursue a career in hospitality instead.

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Peter Baker

From London based studies in sculpture my practice developed and was supported by studio experiences of fabrication and architectural installation when assisting renowned sculptors William Pye and Richard Deacon. This formative background contributed to my ongoing research into the development of visual languages and materials within the disciplines of sculpture and photography. Relocating to Aotearoa, my research has also enabled a collaborative practice to emerge that investigates and supports dynamic bi-cultural working spaces and values, focusing on Te Reo.

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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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