The visual art, design, photography and film (multi-media) industries generally attract highly creative people who can view a problem or issue in a unique way and devise original solutions.
In recent years there has been an increase in the number of partnerships created between arts organisations, city councils, businesses and other community organisations. These partnerships aim to expand opportunities for artists and help develop their careers, through initiatives such as marketing drives.
Creative New Zealand is responsible for the development of the arts in New Zealand. Its main focus is to encourage, support and promote the value of the arts and New Zealand artists, nationally and internationally.
In Taranaki, WITT has an artist in residence programme partnership with the Govett-Brewster Art Galley which includes national and international artists.
Check out the WITT Art site http://wittart.co.nz/
Do you dream of becoming a graphic designer or a graphic illustrator?. Gain basic skills and practical experience in graphics, digital illustration, digital photography, video and web, when you complete the Certificate in Creative Graphics.
The Photography field offers a variety of challenging career opportunities for those interested in the creative sector or those who just want to take better quality photographs. Photography is available as individual courses or as a specialist one year certificate.
The Creative Technologies field offers fundamental and specialist skills for those interested in working in the creative sector. The Certificate in Creative Technologies develops practical skills unique to the visual arts and digital media fields. Further your study options in the Diploma in Creative Technologies.
The visual arts traditionally focuses on drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. With the development of digital technologies, visual art offers a versatile and challenging direction for those interested in working in the creative sector. Visual Arts are available within the Creative Technologies Certificate and Diploma programmes.
The Digital Media field promotoes digital technology in the creative arts sector. Students interested in digital media can develop fundamental and specialist skills in print media (graphic design and illustration), photography, moving image (video), 2D and 3D animation, and web related courses. Digital Media courses are available within all programmes of the arts portfolio.