Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


18 months full-time or 4 years part-time

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Pursue a creative career

The Master of Professional Creative Practice | Te Hono ki Toi (Poutiriao) 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 you to further your creative practice through guided reflection, research and professional practice.

Toihoukura offer Te Hono ki Toi (Poutiriao) with a specific matauranga Māori focus.

The programme is delivered online, through compulsory wānanga, and face-to-face.

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Delivery of the Master of Professional Creative Practice | Te Hono ki Toi (Poutiriao) 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 and students who may be practicing throughout Aotearoa and indeed the world.

The Master of Professional Creative Practice (MPCP) is a 180 credit programme with full-time study for one and a half years at Level 9, consisting of four compulsory courses that provides you with the opportunity to create a body of creative work to a standard that develops, extends and refines prior professional practices, processes and knowledge. This will be done through research and critical evaluation to strengthen your creative practice while contextualizing your practice in relation to relevant communities, contemporary concepts, models theory, technologies and professional practice management techniques.


There is one entry date per year:

  • February


Entry Requirements

International Entry


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 or call in for a chat.

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.

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