Let your imagination run wild at EIT’s ideaschool. Our industry-experienced lecturers and purpose-built facilities will set you up for a career in visual arts and design, fashion, music or screen production. Also check out student and staff work on

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Visual Art and Design

study art and designideaschool has a range of visual arts and design programmes.  This includes the first project based art and design degree in New Zealand, educating students to think creatively, act professionally, and to develop the technical skills needed to become practicing artists and designers in order to develop a career in the fast growing creative industries.


study art and designTake your musical talent to the next level.  You’ll develop skills in composition, music theory, recording techniques, and hone your performance skills through regular live shows over our one year programme.


study art and designDo you have a passion for fashion? From garment design and production, to wowing the audience with your own unique style on the EIT fashion show runway, you’ll experience it all with our programmes.

Screen Production

study art and designDo you want to join the exciting world of film, television and cross-plaform media?  In our highly industry focused practical programme you will produce a diverse portfolio, leading to employment in the screen production industry or work as an independent producer.

Winning Designer Inspired By Maori Heritage

study art and designNapier-based designer Misty Ratima is to showcase a collection of her garments at New Zealand Fashion week after being named the supreme winner of the indigenous Māori design competition Miromoda.

Misty was invited to enter garments in the nationwide competition for Māori fashion designers staged at Pātaka Art + Museum in Porirua at the weekend. 

Flash Backs in Filming Commercial

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John Norris films as Ashik Chahwala makes ‘rain’, using a watering can to drench fellow student Kepa Heta for a commercial to promote EIT’s Screen Production diploma.

Working on a commercial promoting EIT’s Diploma in Screen Production was dèja vu for students and the professional production team filming on campus.

For the 13 students completing their diploma studies, it was an opportunity to apply what they had learnt over the last two years to a real-life filming situation.

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study art and designEIT offers you qualifications from certificate and diploma to degree and postgraduate level at highly-equipped campuses in Hawke’s Bay, Tairāwhiti (Gisborne) and Auckland.  Or learn closer to your home at one of our Regional Learning Centres , in Hastings, Maraenui, Ruatoria, Tokomaru Bay, Waipukurau and Wairoa.

Introducing Mary

November 5, 2018

EIT’s commitment to Pasifika students was strengthened when Mary Suni Robertson joined our Pasifika student support team. Mary works from the Pouwhirinaki walk-in space in the Hawke’s Bay...

The Gift That Keeps Giving

October 2, 2018

The fight against single-use plastic bags just got a bit more creative with hand crafted bags made by EIT students. Over 30 bags have been made for Boomerang Bags Hawke’s Bay to distribute...

Monday Marks the Start of Something New for Misty

October 1, 2018

After Monday, Misty Ratima knows her life will change. And the fashion designer, EIT te reo Māori tutor, and mother of four who embraces life to the full, is determined it will be for the...