Creative Arts

Make a real impact on others and have a career in a field that thrives on your creativity, innovation and imagination.

We'll work with you to craft and share the stories you want to tell – whether that's with a  pencil, camera, computer or your own voice and movement.

    Subject areas

    Certificate of Proficiency

    Keen to study a stand-alone course?

    At MIT you can apply to study an individual course to gain proficiency in a specific area. Our Certificate of Proficiency options allow you to study an individual course without enrolling in a full programme.

    Find out what Creative Arts courses are available to study as a Certificate of Proficiency.

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at MIT 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 us on 0800 62 62 52 or email

    Why choose MIT?

    Studying under the School of Primary and Creative Industries at MIT is about pursuing your passion, deepening your knowledge and gaining the practical skills and experience to develop your work in both creative and commercial contexts. 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, where collaboration and innovation can thrive.

    You'll be taught in professional studios and workshops, as well as MIT Manukau's 250-seat theatre –a fully equipped performing arts venue, and our dedicated home for performances, events and productions.