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Explore your study options in Creative Industries

School of Creative Industries

Our focus is on developing the creative, technical, critical and entrepreneurial skills that students need to succeed in the creative industries. We embrace new pedagogies for deep learning in creative practice, rather than sticking to traditional lecture style approaches, guiding our students to discover a balance between creative arts and real world sensibilities.

School overview

We are interested in pushing boundaries and challenging conventional thinking. We are fully committed to our students’ contribution to the growing creative industries as self-starting artists and designers. We truly believe that collaboration and a supportive creative community is the foundation for innovation.

Our staff carefully curate educational opportunities for students to thrive in the applied learning space. Fostering creativity and facilitating each student’s journey combining the artistic and practical sides of the self is the foundation of what we do. We strive to facilitate learning and development through exposure to new technologies, learning practices, critical reflection and collaboration.

Explore your options

Programmes and study path

Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
New Zealand Diploma in Interior Design (Residential) 5 Full-time for 1 year. Part-time options available. Self-employed residential interior designer, Kitchen and bathroom designer, Junior interior designer (residential), Interior design assistant (residential), Specialist sales roles in textile, furniture, lighting, Colour consultant
New Zealand Diploma in Interior Design (Commercial) 6 Full-time for 1 year. Part-time options available. Junior interior designer (commercial), Commercial interior designer within a design or architectural practice, Specialist sales roles e.g. architectural representatives, Design stylist
Bachelor of Architectural Studies 7 Full-time for three years Architectural designer, Design manager, Design technician, Draftsperson
Bachelor of Creative Enterprise 7 Three years full-time or six years part-time Artist, Photographer, Graphic designer, Product designer, Motion graphics designer, Digital producer
Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Acting for Screen and Theatre) 7 Full-time for three years Acting trainer/teacher, Actor for theatre, film and television, Performer, Performing arts manager, Presenter, Theatre deviser/creator
Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Contemporary Dance) 7 Full-time for three years Professional dancer, Choreographer, Dance and performance artist, Dance teacher, Performing arts manager, Arts administrator
Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Production Design and Management) 7 Full-time for three years Production manager, Light and sound technician, Light and sound operator, Stylist, Clothing designer, Costume designer, Dresser, Art director, Scenic painter
Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (Screen Arts) 7 Full-time for three years Cinematographer, Editor, Production manager, Director, Screenwriter, Researcher, Camera assistant/gaffer/grip, Sound recordist, Editor, Post supervisor, Sound designer, Production Co-ordinator, Content developer
Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Practice 8 Six months full-time or one year part-time Director, Experience designer, Graphic designer, Photographer, Producer, Product designer, Production designer, Performance designer, Sculptor, Service designer, Visual communicator, Visual artist, This programme provides an ongoing qualification for teachers or trainers of adults, who are already working in this field.
Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Practice 8 Full-time for one year or part-time for two years Artist, Creative director, Curator, Digital artist, Director, Graphic designer, Photographer, Producer, Visual artist
Master of Creative Practice 9 Full-time for 18 months or part-time for three years Artist, Art director, Product designer, Graphic designer, Director, Photographer, Experience designer, Producer, Production designer, Sculptor, Visual artist, Performance designer, Service designer, Curator, Actor for theatre, film and television, Choreographer, Filmmaker