Art and design come together in an interdisciplinary environment.
Study majors in graphic design, visual art or fashion design!
Bachelor of Creative Industries is all about teaching you the diverse range of skills required by the creative workplace. You’ll learn from some of New Zealand’s most talented artists, fashion designers and leading industry experts, and 'learn by doing' in connected learning spaces that support creativity and collaboration.
Real-world outcomes ensure our graduates are what industry demands – employees who are able to communicate and collaborate to provide excellent outcomes across a wide range of creative industries.
Meet one of our tutors, Kelcy Taratoa:
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- Bachelor of Creative Industries (Visual Art), or
- Bachelor of Creative Industries (Graphic Design), or
- Bachelor of Creative Industries (Fashion Design)
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3 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
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Employment in the creative industries as individual practitioners, sole traders, contractors or employees within the following industries:
- Visual Arts - multimedia, painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, exhibition, performance, design, arts administration, art dealing/hiring, arts consultancy, marketing, tourism, arts events, festivals.
- Graphic Design - advertising, web design, illustration, digital applications, animation, gaming, publication, photography, branding, marketing and identity, product packaging, industrial design.
- Fashion and Textiles - design, technician, sample machinist, pattern engineer, production, buyer, retailing, costume, quality control, wardrobe, textile design.
Topics you'll cover
- Visual Art (VA)
Explore a range of 2D technologies in painting, drawing, printmaking and process image. Experiment with 3D construction techniques and technologies utilising a range of media. Move onto digital technologies and installation practice to test unique exhibition presentation methods.
- Graphic Design (GD)
Gain a solid foundation in design. Work collaboratively in teams to create client briefs and develop unique solutions to a range of real world problems including branding, illustration, packaging or photography. Advance your software skills and then extend them in the second and third year to encompass new fields such as digital illustration, moving image, animation and studio practice.
- Fashion Design (FD)
Create, design, innovate. See your ideas come to fruition on the runway, in wardrobe and costume. Learn techniques associated with your designs.
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Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
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Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
To gain entry into this course, you must meet the following criteria:
- a portfolio containing 10 pieces of work
- university Entrance or successful completion of the Certificate in Art and Design (Level 4)
You are expected to have the literacy skills required to meet the academic needs of the degree. Evidence of this may be required.
You are required to submit a portfolio when you apply for the course. The portfolio will show 10 recent art and/or design works together with a statement discussing your ideas and intentions.
If you do not meet the academic requirements you may be given special admission if Toi Ohomai staff are satisfied you are capable of successfully completing the requirements.
Special admission may also apply for applicants over 20 years.
You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.
English language requirements
IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 3 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)