Bachelor of Professional Creative
Practice (Honours) 2018
The Bachelor of Professional Creative Practice Your Career Opportunities
(Honours) programme is collaboratively ■■ Advancement in creative practice/creative
offered by EIT’s two iconic creative practice
schools: ideaschool and our Gisborne industries
campus. It offers a unique perspective from ■■ Self-employment/entrepreneurship
both the European and Māori creative culture ■■ Academic positions in creative practice
allowing a wide selection of media to be
advanced. Study Pathway
Graduates of BPCP (Hons) may apply to
The programme enables the student to complete Masters in Professional Creative
further their creative practice through guided Practice.
reflection, research and professional practice.
Delivery of the programme is “blended” - That ENTRY CRiTERiA
is, it is a combination of on-line study and A person must hold :
research by creative practice. Students will
have opportunities to engage with staff and ■ An undergraduate degree in a creative practice
students based at both schools, as well as with a B average or better; or,
students who may be practicing throughout
New Zealand and the global village. ■ Where the applicant does not meet the entry
criteria above, the applicant may be provisionally
BPCP (Hons) provides the opportunity for admitted on the basis of an evaluation of a
students to gain a postgraduate qualification, portfolio of work. Such provisionally accepted
create an effective and professional body of students will be expected to pass their first
creative work, make it publically available and course in the programme in order to progress.
speak professionally about that work based Students will be required to have a Skype
on in-depth and broad research. The 120 interview.
credit programme is a full year of study at
level 8, consisting of three compulsory courses English Language Entry Requirement
that will build on students’ knowledge, skills, Any applicant, whose first language is not English,
and attributes gained in their undergraduate may be required to undertake an IELTS test to
degrees in visual arts and design. demonstrate they have attained an acceptable
level of English language fluency to succeed on the
BPCP (Hons) is one year full time. programme. If required, the minimum IELTS score
specified for entry is 6.5 in all academic bands.
Level 8 | February | 120 credits | One year | Full-time | Face to Face and Online
Facilities Class times
Students on both campuses have fulltime access to Classes are scheduled between 8.00am and 5.00pm
the Presentation / Communication room. Students will Monday - Friday as timetabled.
have allocated studio space with 24-7 access.
individual Study Hours
Extensive workshops on either campus can be BPCP (Hons) - 976 hours of independent study.
accessed on an ‘as available’ basis, after health &
safety clearance. Blended Learning
Lecturers are available to students via the EIT on-line
THE EXPERIENCE YOU NEED & THE SUPPORT courses sites, virtual classrooms, video conference,
TO SUCCEED skype, face-to-face classes.
When you study at EIT you’ll get the kind of experiences
that will help you gain the knowledge and skills to get Technology Support
ahead. You’ll also be supported by lecturers and tutors Students need to have a computer with internet
who are here for you, within a learning environment access and have a camera or camera device (phone)
where you are treated as an individual, not just a with high resolution photo ability.
number. They’ll know your name and you’ll receive
one-on-one attention to make sure you get the support Assessments
to succeed. Assessments may include presentation, documentation
of the creative process including research & critical
WORLD CLASS ‘A’ RATED LECTURERS evaluation, group activities, creative research
proposals and creative bodies of work.
EIT is rated one of the top two institutes of
technology in New Zealand for research
excellence by the Tertiary Education Commission.
For you, it means highly qualified academics who
have the most up-to-date learning available to
pass on to you via their teaching.
P=Prerequisite-courses that must be successfully completed before the next course can be taken.
C=Co-requisite-courses which can be studied before or at the same time.
Course No. Brief Description No. of NZQA
MPP8.101 Critical Reflection and Evaluation of Practice 30 8
This course enables students, through research and critical reflection, to
strengthen their creative professional practice. Students will contextualise their
practice in relation to relevant communities, contemporary concepts, models,
theory, technologies and professional practice management techniques.
MPP8.102 Proposal 30 8
This course enables students to develop a proposal for a body of professional
creative work, based on in-depth and broad research that they can implement in
MPP8.200 Creative Professional Project 1.
MPP8.200 Creative Professional Project 1 60 8
This course enables students to implement the proposal they created in
MPP8.102 by creating an effective and professional body of creative work,
making it publically available and speaking professionally about that work.