Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


3 years


Level 7

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Start your career in the creative industries

Do you want to turn your creative passion and talent into a successful career? The Bachelor of Creative Practice has you covered.

It is New Zealand’s first project-based creative degree which sets you up for a job in the creative industries or almost any other vocation. Engaged in real-life and on-campus projects, you can explore a range of creative disciplines such as design, fashion, music, screen production or visual art. Throughout the programme you will specialise in your preferred creative area while also developing broader skills by enabling you to experience artistic disciplines. The degree is a well-rounded qualification that gives you transferable skills to boost your job prospects and help you stand out from the crowd.

You can kick off the degree by studying one of IDEAschool’s diplomas (Level 5 Diploma in Fashion, Arts and Design, Music or Screen Production) and then progress to Levels 6 and 7 of the degree.

Your future career and study opportunities

Possible jobs and career opportunities can include:

Painter, printmaker, sculptor, illustrator, musician, singer, film maker, director, producer, book cover designer, photographer, composer, stylist, curator, exhibition manager, designer (including web, graphic, animation, character, architecture, costume, set, advertising, branding, interior, fashion, furniture, book cover), sound technician, Nga Toi and Pacifica practitioner, cultural advisor, organiser, garment pattern cutter, apparel sample machinist, garment specification technician, event coordinator, arts business management or administration, gallery or museum curator.

Further your study pathway with an Honours or Masters degree.


There is one entry date per year:

  • February




Subject areas

What to expect


Entry requirements

Entry with credit

International entry requirements

Academic learning services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT | Te Pūkenga. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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EIT | Te Pūkenga offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT | Te Pūkenga scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT | Te Pūkenga or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT | Te Pūkenga to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.