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.

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30 August: Courses and Careers Day

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2 September: Election Debate 2014

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

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The University of Auckland Songwriter of the Year 2014 Awards: 2 October

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The University of Auckland Art Collection: A priceless resource

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4-14 September: George Haijan, M for Musculine

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30 August: Dance Studies, The Dart Project

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  • Elam students jointly awarded top watercolour prize
    28 August 2014
    Two fine arts students have been awarded joint first prize in this year’s Henrietta and Lola Anne Tunbridge Scholarship for watercolour painting, with works the judges described as “cleverly pushing the boundaries of the medium”.
  • Debating the future of Auckland’s housing
    22 August 2014
    With only weeks until the General Election, Auckland’s mounting housing crisis will be put under the spotlight in an Election Debate hosted by the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.
  • Student to study the benefits of dance on dementia
    19 August 2014
    A desire to bridge the divide between science and the arts and help the community has won a student a $5,000 scholarship. Carlene Newall has been awarded the inaugural Gavin and Susan Walker Postgraduate Scholarship in Dance Studies, and will investigate the benefits of dance on people affected by dementia.
  • Scholarship awarded to Elam and Māori Studies student to research tapa
    18 August 2014
    A young woman with a passion for Māori taonga has been awarded the inaugural Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship at Auckland Museum to research the production practises and uses of tapa cloth in Aotearoa.
  • Liam explores interactive performances
    12 August 2014
    Successful music student and pianist, Liam Wooding, spent his semester break in Saratoga Springs in New York state learning how to improve the relationship between performer and audience.