Art and design places are filling fast at EIT, attracting applicants not just from within Hawke’s Bay but also from areas well outside the region.
Head of School, Arts and Design, Suzette Major said that while the spread of would-be students was a salute to EIT’s standing in the arts world, it was important that locals optimised their chances of enrolling by applying early for their qualification of choice.
The school was fielding an influx of applications for next year’s programmes from Auckland, Hamilton, Whanganui, Wellington and other areas.
“That’s going to mean the student cohort will be a slightly different mix,” Dr Major said.
Only 42 places in total were available for the first year of EIT’s Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design, and 28 for the first year of the Diploma in Visual Arts and Design.
“Applicants are telling us the reason they want to come to Hawke’s Bay is that they have heard about EIT and its Arts and Design School.
“On the one hand, this is fantastically exciting, but we don’t want locals to miss out. We are suggesting that those who are keen to study arts and design register their interest with us now.”
Dr Major said half the places on the programmes had already gone.
“All the signs are that we are going to have to shut our books before too much longer, so we are urging teachers and students to act now.”