Faculty of Creative Arts

The Faculty of Creative Arts is a contemporary arts school providing a wide range of study programmes across several art disciplines including creative writing, performing arts and visual arts. Our focus is to provide you with the skills you need to enjoy an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in Creative Arts.

We have created a unique community, where students share in the creative process and inspire one another. The curriculum is delivered in a richly diverse and inclusive environment.

A career in Creative Arts will enable you to make a lasting contribution to your community, play a part in influencing the future of New Zealand culture and become professionally successful and personally fulfilled. It is a chance to make a real impact on others and have a career in a field that thrives on creativity, innovation and talent.

If you want a successful career in Creative Arts, start the journey now by enrolling in one of our programmes.

At the Faculty of Creative Arts, you can study in the following areas:

See our 2015 Jewellery Yearbook

Recognition of Prior Learning Programme

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme is designed for those who already have the on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

With RPL we can measure and match your existing skills against credits in our courses – creating a tailored path of study that will not only save you money, but also help you to complete your qualification faster.

To learn more about what our programmes can offer you, view our available programmes by subject area, or make an appointment to speak with one of our RPL facilitators by phoning 0800 62 62 52 (or email enquiries@manukau.ac.nz).

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More about the Faculty of Creative Arts

  • Short courses

    Take some time out and try something new, with our Creative Arts short courses. Experience a taste of jewellery making, screen printing, drawing, painting, drama, or spoken word poetry.

  • Our schools

    Find out where it all happens, with profiles of each School and its facilities.

  • Contact us

    Contact details for all programme enquiries