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

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


1 year


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 our two iconic creative arts schools, IDEAschool and Toihoukura, offering you an exclusive opportunity to engage with staff and students at both schools.

It is designed to enable graduates and other artists to further their creative practice through guided reflection, research and professional practice. You will create an effective and professional body of creative work, make it publicly available and speak professionally about that work based on in-depth and broad research. Following completion of this honours programme, you may progress to Te Hono ki Toi (Poutiriao or Poutiritāeo) | Master of Professional Creative Practice.

Look at our works @ ideaschool.ac.nz


Delivery of the Bachelor of Professional Creative Practice (Honours) | Te Hono ki Toi (Poutiri-ā-rangi) is “blended” – that is a combination of online study, wānanga and research by creative practice. You may be “based” at either IDEAschool or Toihoukura 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.

Your Future Career & Study Opportunities

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  Te Hono ki Toi (Poutiriao/Poutititāe) | Master of Professional Creative Practice [Level 9].


There is one entry date per year:

  • February


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 | 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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Hawke’s Bay Campus
Tairawhiti Campus


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 scholarships@eit.ac.nz or call in for a chat.