Design skills are essential for New Zealand's economic and cultural future. CPIT's Art and Design will give you the skills you need to build a career in this exciting and diverse field.
Studying here will see you in good company. Our students regularly win national awards and the acknowledgement of colleagues in the industry.
CPIT's Art and Design facilities are located at our Madras Street Campus in Christchurch.
Industry and community
Employers seek our graduates knowing they are ready to contribute their creative energy, enthusiasm and ideas from day one.
Along with valuable work experience and intern opportunities, CPIT’s industry partnerships ensure we respond quickly to marketplace demands and provide the skills and qualifications employers tell us they need you to have.
Our resources are exceptional. We have dedicated print facilities for traditional media like woodblock, intaglio, silkscreen and fabric printing. For new print media, we have digital machines for market-quality printing of large scale poster and banner projects or cut vinyls.
You will be using advanced digital and multimedia technologies in our Mac studios featuring the full Creative Suite from Adobe and the latest Maya and Mudbox software from AutoDESK.
Our workrooms are well stocked with specialist tools and equipment for creating fashion garments, art and sculpture. You can book photo shoots within our main studio with a cyc, full lighting kit and backdrops, as well as in two smaller studios.
We’ve developed impressive purpose-built environments to enhance your learning as well as CPIT Ignition; a networking initiative that showcases the talents and achievements of our creative students.
Subjects we teach
Pitch moves to The Tannery
It's that time of year -- CPIT's Creative Festival is bursting with exhibitions and performances. One of the biggest shows is Pitch -- a fashion catwalk extravaganza that was held...
Quirky, weird Toy Shop opens in Sumner
There's a new toy shop coming to Sumner. You can't buy toys there. In fact you can't buy anything there. But CPIT Art tutor Henry Sunderland says the art window...
Students ripe with talent
A strait-jacket showing the frustration of insomnia and artworks made from quake-damaged home are among works from our Design students opening this week for Creative Festival....
Fashion at fever PITCH at The Tannery
Pitch, one of the city’s most exciting runway shows, has found a new home at the exciting new retail precinct - The Tannery....
ArtBox grows with Lantern Gallery launch
Stage 2 of ArtBox opens 12 September with the evocatively named Lantern Gallery, built along the same principles of design and functionality created by F3 Design....
Colour Box brings life to the city
CPIT Art & Design students have taken their work to the streets of Christchurch with grand scale installations going up this week on Artbox and in Sumner for Colour Box....