New Zealand universities, art schools and polytechnics

New Zealand universities, technical institutes, art schools, creative arts education; a guide to websites

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Artium Elegantium Studium
New Zealand Queer artists, who teach and lecture, and also provide retreats for artists of all levels and hosted art workshops.

Auckland *

The National Institute of Creative Arts & Industries YouTube channel.

National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries, University of Auckland.
The National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (NICAI) is a leading centre of creative, artistic and professional excellence and innovation in research, education and practice. NICAI comprises the School of Architecture and Planning, Elam School of Fine Arts, the Centre for New Zealand Art Research and Discovery (CNZARD), the School of Music and the Dance Studies Programme.

Auckland University Centre of Continuing Education

Auckland University (University of Auckland)

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland

Whitecliffe College of Art and Design, Auckland

 

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Canterbury School of Fine Arts, Christchurch

Creative Explorer
Providing role models, activities and inspiration for New Zealand children, helping them to realise their creative potential and become more involved in the arts.

The Design and Arts College of New Zealand (D&A)
The Design and Arts College of New Zealand (D&A)bring around 400 students from all over the world together with 40 professionals to create a community of people passionate about design and arts. D&A educate the next generation of designers and artists in Foundation, Foundation Preparation, Fine Arts, Contemporary Photography, Graphic Design, Architectural Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design and Makeup Design.

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Massey University College of Design, Fine Arts and Music.

Natcoll Design Technology, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch
Natcoll is New Zealand’s largest specialist private tertiary provider of creative digital technology courses and related resources. Intensive NZQA-approved vocationally-based certificate and diploma courses. Short courses for the community, primary and secondary school students and teachers. Block training modules for print apprentices.

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Visual Arts and Design

Otago Polytechnic School of Art and Design, Dunedin

Quay School for the Arts, Wanganui.
Classes in painting, sculpture, printmaking, glass and photography. Art history, theory, museum practice, and liberal arts courses provide the basis for critical thinking, analysis, and studies integrated with studio experience.

School of Art and Design, Auckland University of Technology (A.U.T.)

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Whitireria Community Polytechnic School ofVisual Art and Design;
Porirua,Wellington. Kapiti and Auckland.

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Christchurch *

Christchurch Polytechnic School of Art and Design. Canterbury School of Fine Arts, Christchurch

The Design and Arts College of New Zealand (D&A)
The Design and Arts College of New Zealand (D&A)bring around 400 students from all over the world together with 40 professionals to create a community of people passionate about design and arts. D&A educate the next generation of designers and artists in Foundation, Foundation Preparation, Fine Arts, Contemporary Photography, Graphic Design, Architectural Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design and Makeup Design.

Colab
Colab is an interdisciplinary creative technology centre which aims to facilitate and promote creative practices, research and development, knowledge sharing, innovation and collaboration. It brings together arts organizations, practitioners, educational institutions, commercial enterprises, technology developers, industry bodies and communities.
CoLab aims to foster:
The development of innovative collaborative projects, research and applications, drawn from Colab’s cross disciplinary base across the arts and science.

Creative writing courses.

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The Education Gazette
Searchable articles, jobs, careers. An offical government publication.

English language

English Skills Online
An interactive site offering English language skills targeted at secondary school-aged students and  available by subscription to both individual users and to schools. These resources are produced and maintained by a team of experienced teachers and instructional designers at the King’s Institute. 

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Gisborne. Tairawhiti Polytechnic Art and Design

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Hungry Creek Art and Crafts School, Puhoi, Auckland.

In2Edu
Teacher resources, lessons plans, units, thematic units, ICT resources.

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The Learning Connexion, Wellington
The Learning Connexion offers The Diploma of Art and Creativity, a tertiary course helping students achieve creative careers. Study full-time, part-time, or extramurally. They welcome international students whether on-site or via correspondence using videotapes. NZQA approved.

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Massey University College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Massey University College of Design, Fine Arts and Music, Albany, Auckland.

Media Design School, Auckland. 
The Media Design School specialises in unleashing your full potential through providing you the skills and knowledge required by creative and computer technology industries.

Ministry of Education teachers’ resources for the arts. 
Te Kete Ipurangi.The Online Learning Centre.

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Natcoll DesignTechnology, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
Natcoll is New Zealand’s largest specialist private tertiary provider of creative digital technology courses and related resources.

National College of Multimedia and Technology. Auckland. 
The college trains people in essential skills demanded by the Multimedia and Information Technology (IT) industries.

Nelson *

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Visual Arts and Design

New Zealand Society for Music Education

Northland Polytechnic. Faculty of Arts

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Online New Zealand education resources *

Arts Online
Arts Online is an online community with teaching resources for dance, drama, visual arts, art history, music and drama teachers in primary and secondary schools. Arts Online is the key professional resource for all arts educators in New Zealand.

Te Teke Ipurangi
An Online Learning Centre for Schools. In Maori and English.

Whitireia
Established in 1986, Whitireia is known for producing work-ready graduates in New Zealand and overseas. The main campus is in Porirua, 20km north of Wellington City.

Otago Polytechnic School of Art and Design, Dunedin. 
Printmaking, photography, painting, computer art, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, art history.

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Polytechnics, design schools *

Christchurch Polytechnic School of Art and Design. Canterbury School of Fine Arts, Christchurch

The Design and Arts College of New Zealand (D&A)
The Design and Arts College of New Zealand (D&A)bring around 400 students from all over the world together with 40 professionals to create a community of people passionate about design and arts. D&A educate the next generation of designers and artists in Foundation, Foundation Preparation, Fine Arts, Contemporary Photography, Graphic Design, Architectural Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design and Makeup Design.

Gisborne. Tairawhiti Polytechnic

Massey University College of Design Fine Arts and Music

Natcoll DesignTechnology, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
Natcoll is New Zealand’s largest specialist private tertiary provider of creative digital technology courses and related resources.

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Visual Arts and Design

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand. 
Provides open and distance learning at tertiary level. Degree and diploma levels.

Otago Polytechnic School of Art and Design, Dunedin
Printmaking, photography, painting, computer art, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, art history.

School of Art and Design, Auckland University of Technology (A.U.T.).

Southern Institute of Technology. Invercargill, Christchurch, Gore.

Universal College of Learning (UCOL), Wairarapa.

Waiariki Polytechnic
Whare Takiura, Rotorua. Wairaki Institute of Technology. Course in arts, fashion, design, hairdressing and more.

Waikato Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Media Arts, with majors in Graphic Design, Painting/Sculpture, Photography, Moving Image, Journalism, PR/Advertising and Commercial Music. Honours year avalaible in the Visual Arts majors.

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SCAPA. School of Creative and Performing Arts, Auckland

Secondary school qualifications, departments *

NZQA Top Art Exhibition
Top Art is an annual touring exhibition featuring a selection of  NCEA Level 3 portfolios that achieved Excellence in Visual Art in the previous year. Five mediums are covered: design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Top Art provides an opportunity for secondary students and teachers to gain an understanding of what is required to achieve Excellence at Level 3.

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)/ creative arts qualifications.
NZQA is responsible for managing the New Zealand Qualifications Framework and administering the secondary school assessment system.

 

Soundhose.Capital E Creative Technology and Performance Facility for Children
The home of Capital E SoundHouse NZ, New Zealand’s only state-of-the-art sound and video engineering suite for children. ONTV Studio. New Zealand’s only fully-equipped television studio for children to create and produce their own productions under professional tuition.

South Seas Film and Television School
A leading industry training course that covers all major production skills. Graduates attain skill levels required for employment.

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In2Edu
Teacher resources, lessons plans, units, thematic units, ICT resources.

Te Kete Ipurangi. The Online Learning Centre.
A weaving together of New Zealand educators and learners. The New Zealand Ministry of Education’s bilingual portal.

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Universities *

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Canterbury University, Christchurch

Lincoln University, Christchurch

Massey University, Auckland and Palmerston North

Massey University College of Design Fine Arts and Music, Wellington

Otago University, Dunedin

University of Auckland

Victoria University, Wellington

Waikato University, Hamilton

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Waikato Polytechnic
Bachelor of Media Arts, with majors in Graphic Design, Painting/Sculpture, Photography, Moving Image, Journalism, PR/Advertising and Commercial Music. Honours year avalaible in the Visual Arts majors.

WINTEC. Waikato Institute of Technology

Media Arts Creative Industries Research Centre

Waiariki Institute of Technology Design Department, Rotorua.

Wellington *

The Learning Connexion, Wellington
The Learning Connexion offers The Diploma of Art and Creativity, a tertiary course helping students achieve creative careers. Study full-time, part-time, or extramurally. They welcome international students whether on-site or via correspondence using videotapes. NZQA approved.

 

Whitecliffe College of Art and Design, Auckland.

Whitireia
Established in 1986, Whitireia is known for producing work-ready graduates in New Zealand and overseas. The main campus is in Porirua, 20km north of Wellington City.

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