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



Here's to making history!

A world-first international agreement


Architect, academic and author speaks at the School of Architecture and Planning

Fast Forward lecture series 21st October


showcasing the choreographic works of dance studies students from 2014

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Final Year Master of Architecture Student Exhibition

Celebrate with us in November
  • Best of the best
    17 October 2014
    Staff and students from the School of Architecture and Planning have been recognised in this year’s Best Awards.
  • A world first for the University of Auckland
    16 October 2014
    A world first dual Masters agreement between the University of Auckland and Beijing Dance Academy was signed this week in Beijing, China.
  • University mourns the loss of Professor Jonathan Mane-Wheoki
    13 October 2014
    It is with heartfelt sadness that the National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries at the University of Auckland acknowledges the passing of Professor Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, Professor of Fine Arts, last Friday evening.
  • Songwriter of 'brave work' scoops top award
    06 October 2014
    Popular Music student Possum Plows has been named the University of Auckland Songwriter of the Year 2014 at the Grand Final Awards Evening held at the Maidment Theatre on Thursday night.
  • Extending architecture’s humanitarian role
    01 October 2014
    A student whose goal is to extend architecture’s humanitarian role has received her PhD in Architecture. Alex Lee’s doctoral thesis examined the changing role of architecture and design professionals in the context of recent urban disasters, including the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.