The New Zealand Certificate in Art & Design is a project based programme for school leavers and adults who require an introduction to a range of skills and knowledge in the creative professions. You will develop your creative skills preparing you for a career in the fields of arts, design, screen production, fashion and music.
This programme has ‘real life’ opportunities with projects, in a variety of contexts. It will introduce you to the bigger picture of the creative sector and how it operates both locally in Aotearoa New Zealand and globally.
The programme is based on 4 Projects that will lead to your own unique portfolio that can be used to apply for an entry level job in the creative industry or become the basis for further study.
Project 1: PLAN, PRINT, CONSTRUCT
Set up your e-portfolio, introduction to printmaking and basic textile construction skills
Project 2: KINETIC CONSTRUCTS
Learn basic woodwork and metalwork skills, and an introduction to design process
Project 3: DIGITAL PRODUCTION
Learn basic music loop composition, make a short film and an introduction to adobe suite
Project 4: SHOWCASE
Extend your skills, and learn how to present your work in a formal portfolio and mini exhibition.
Come in and have a chat about your study options with the staff at our Hawke’s Bay campus. Or, simply give us a call on 0800 22 55 348. And you’re most welcome to visit EIT to view our facilities at any time.
Career Opportunities & Outcomes
You will gain broad introductory knowledge and understanding in a variety of creative contexts.
This qualification is primarily intended to provide a pathway to higher education rather than employment, however, graduates may gain experience in voluntary community projects and small businesses in arts, design, screen production, fashion and music. During this programme students will produce a creative portfolio. Students will produce an individual E-portfolio to document their progress that will support their entry to higher levels of study.
- February, July (Hawke’s Bay)
- February (Tairāwhiti)