Welcome to the National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries

The National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (NICAI) is a respected centre for creativity, research, teaching and practice at the University of Auckland.


Study for a creative career in the world's third most liveable city*

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Elam info evenings in Wellington and Christchurch this month

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Architecture master class inspires performance driven design

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29 July: Paul Walker – Demolishing Brutalism

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Move your thinking in the Dance Studies Programme

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Research towards more liveable cities

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Scholarship helps talented singer find her voice

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  • Fast forward through architecture and planning
    17 July 2014
    Outstanding practitioners in the fields of architecture, planning and urban design will present their work for discussion and debate at the upcoming Fast Forward lecture series.
  • Scholarship helps talented singer find her voice
    04 July 2014
    A passion for singing has landed a University of Auckland student a coveted internship with New Zealand Opera. Emily Scott, who has been keen singer since she was a child, is one of only five artists awarded a prestigious NZ Opera Freemasons Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artists 2014/2015 Scholarship.
  • Social housing stars
    02 July 2014
    An ambitious redesign of a dated Housing New Zealand complex, based on New Zealand’s iconic Star Flats, by students from the School of Architecture and Planning, has won an international housing competition.
  • New artistic directors named for musical extravaganza
    25 June 2014
    Husband and wife duo Godfrey De Grut and Cherie Mathieson have been named as the new artistic directors of Coca Cola Christmas in the Park. 2014 is the 21st anniversary of the musical extravaganza, which attracts huge crowds to Auckland Domain for the annual concert.
  • In memoriam - Ivan Mercep (1930 - 2014)
    23 June 2014
    Ivan Mercep, whose work exerts a profound influence on way we live around the University, died in April. He leaves a legacy not only in the buildings he designed, but in the work produced by the generations of architects that developed under his gracious mentorship.