Te Hono ki Toi (Poutiri-ā-rangi) | Bachelor of Professional Creative Practice (Honours)

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


1 year full-time or equivalent part-time


Level 8

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Pursue a creative career

Te Hono ki Toi (Poutiri-ā-rangi) | Bachelor of Professional Creative Practice (Honours) programme is collaboratively offered by EIT’s two iconic creative practice schools: IDEAschool and Toihoukura. It offers a unique perspective from both the European and Māori creative culture allowing a wide selection of media to be advanced.

Te Hono ki Toi (Poutiri-ā-rangi) | Bachelor of Professional Creative Practice (Honours) [Level 8] provides the opportunity for you to gain a postgraduate qualification, create an effective and professional body of creative work, make it publically available and speak professionally about that work based on in depth and broad research.

The 120 credit programme is a full year of study at Level 8, consisting of three compulsory courses that will build on your knowledge, skills and attributes gained in your undergraduate degree in visual arts and design.

Look at our works @ ideaschool.ac.nz


Delivery of the programme is “blended”. That is, it is a combination of online study, wānanga and research by creative practice. You may be “based” at either IDEAschool in Hawke’s Bay or Toihoukura in Tairāwhiti but will have opportunities to engage with staff and students based at both schools, as well as students who may be practicing throughout Aotearoa and indeed the world.

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

As a graduate, career opportunities can included advancement in creative practice/creative industries, self-employment/entrepreneurship, academic positions in creative practice, gallery owner, curator and the ability to strengthen te toi Māori within a contemporary Māori context.

Graduates of Te Hono ki Toi (Poutiri-ā-rangi) | Bachelor of Professional Creative Practice (Honours) may apply to complete the Te Hono ki Toi (Poutiriao/Poutititāe) | Master of Professional Creative Practice [Level 9].


There is one entry date per year for study at IDEAschool:

  • February

There two entry dates per year for study at Toihoukura:

  • February
  • June


Domestic Entry Requirements

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. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus
Tairawhiti Campus


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