Let your imagination run wild at EIT | Te Pūkenga Hawke's Bay'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 | Te Pūkenga 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 Māori 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 the Screen Production diploma.

Working on a commercial promoting the EIT | Te Pūkenga 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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EIT | Te Pūkenga 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.

Passion for art leads 76-year-old to EIT and to publish children's book

June 15, 2024

A lifelong passion for art led 76-year-old Maureen Box to enrol at EIT’s IDEAschool – a move that has resulted in her writing and illustrating a children’s book. Maureen (Ngāti Māhu,...

EIT Hawke's Bay Campus to hold information and enrolment day for those looking for a career path

May 29, 2024

Prospective learners have an opportunity to identify a career path from many on offer at an EIT information and enrolment day to be held at the Hawke’s Bay Campus next month. The event will...


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