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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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.

The programme enables the student to further their creative practice through guided reflection, research and professional practice.  





A person is eligible to apply for entry who:

  1. An undergraduate degree in a creative practice with a B average or better; or,
  2. Where the applicant does not meet the entry criteria above, the applicant may be provisionally admitted on the basis of an evaluation of a portfolio of work. Such provisionally accepted students will be expected to pass their first course in the programe in order to progress.

English Language Entry Requirement

Any applicant, whose first language is not English, may be required to undertake an IELTS test to demonstrate they have attained an acceptable level of English language fluency to succeed on the programme. If required, the minimum IELTS score specified for entry is 6.5 in all academic bands.

Transfers/Cross Credit

Applicants may be admitted with credit transfer or recognition of prior learning.

The Postgraduate Programmes Cluster Committee shall have discretion in the granting of academic credit.

Academic credit may be awarded as:

  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL) at level 8 and/ or cross credit of course(s) (specified credit) at NZQA level 8 which are relevant to Te Hono ki Toi (Poutiri-ā-rangi)/Bachelor of Professional Creative Practice (Honours).
  • The Postgraduate Programmes Cluster Committee may grant credit, however, credit granted shall not be for courses completed as part of an undergraduate degree, nor shall credit exceed one-half of the total programme credits.
  • No credits at level 9 may be awarded on the basis of previous study.



Delivery of the programme is “blended” – That is, it is a combination of on-line study, wananga and research by creative practice. Students may be “based” at either Toihoukura or ideaschool but will have opportunities to engage with staff and students based at both schools, as well as students who may be practicing throughout Aoteroa and indeed the world.

BCP (Hons) provides the opportunity for students 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 students’ knowledge, skills, and attributes gained in their undergraduate degrees in visual arts and design.