Creative Arts

A career in creative practice will enable you to make a lasting contribution to your community, play a part in influencing the future of New Zealand culture, and become both professionally successful and personally fulfilled.

Our renowned programmes in theatre, drama and performing arts and photography are matched with outstanding facilities and a vibrant, collaborative atmosphere.

This is your chance to make a real impact on others and have a career in a field that thrives on your creativity, innovation and talent.

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    Foundations for future study

    If you think you have the talent required to be a creative professional, but have no experience or formal qualifications, our Foundation programme is likely to meet your needs. Get in touch and tell us what you are passionate about, where you want to get to and where you have been successful in the past.

    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.

    Pathway to Post Graduate Study at University of Auckland

    Successful completion of the Bachelor of Creative Arts (BCA) with the required grade point average ( B+) provides direct entry to Post Graduate Study at the University of Auckland.