Why Choose WITT Art?

There are many benefits to studying locally with WITT Art, Design and Media.


Small class sizes

Because you are a person, not a number, we offer smaller class sizes with an excellent student-to-tutor ratios. You can be guaranteed that your tutor will know your name and give you personal feedback on your projects. Unlike some larger training institutes, here at WITT Art, Design and Media we take the time to get to know our students and find a learning solution that fits. Browse our range of qualifications.


Highly qualified tutors

With over 200 years combined experience in the fields of fine art, graphic design, web design, video, animation and of course teaching you can rest assured you’ll be working with an educated bunch of tutors! All of our tutors have worked in industry before joining us, and they bring the latest skills and knowledge with them. Because learning doesn’t stop once you gain your qualification, you will find all your tutors continually training and up-skilling to ensure you receive the latest information. Read our tutor profiles >


Range of study options

With the ability to mix’n'match your studies across design and art, traditional and digital, virtual and sculptural, you can truly make your qualification your own. We offer a fantastic selection of courses within our qualifications, perfect if you know where you’re headed. Start your degree right here in Taranaki: the first 2 years of the WelTec Bachelor of Creative Technologies is available right on your doorstep in the Diploma of Creative Technologies. Stay here and save big on accommodation while you get a quality education.

Browse our range of qualifications.

If you are not yet ready for degree or diploma level study, our Certificate in Creative Technologies is the perfect option for you. Covering a range of exciting skills in digital media, cultural studies, painting, drawing, video, and animation, this 6 month qualification allows you time to find your passion while you add to your portfolio.

Photographers will be delighted with our brand new darkroom, studio, and teaching facilities. Explore both traditional and digital techniques with award-winning local photographer, Chris Hill, in the Certificate in Photography.

For those people looking for a comprehensive foundation in digital media, our Certificate in Creative Graphics gives you a chance to sample digital video, typography, photography, graphic design, and web while you build your portfolio.


Fantastic art and design facilities

Our newly renovated art and design block (F Block) has been specified by our tutors in conjunction with the architect, to provide exactly what Taranaki artists and designers need. You will enjoy a superb new atrium where art students can collaborate and work, machine and fabrication rooms complete with a welding bay for sculptural work, 3 brand new studios for drawing, painting and theory work, a brand new photographic darkroom, a Mac video lab, photo/video studio with professional lighting and cyclorama, printmaking facilities, and 2 exhibition spaces. Learn more about this fantastic space and see what our students have created in it >

Our graphic design, typography, animation, and web design students are housed in B Block, close to F Block. We have 3 computer labs each with high-spec machines ready to do the heavy lifting of rendering, coding, or image manipulation.

Students are able to access all art facilities 24/7 (except public holidays) to work on projects. WITT also offers WIFI across the campus so you can work from your laptop, tablet PC, or smartphone on the go. More information on after hours access is available here >


There is nowhere like Taranaki

We know you love Taranaki, and we think this region is an inspiring place to live and study. So why spend a large amount moving away from your home when a first-class education is available on your doorstep? And we practice what we preach: three of our tutors studied at WITT themselves.

Taranaki - Like No Other