The latest happenings from current Creative Arts and Industries staff and students, as well as alumni around the world.

  • Debut of work developed during Summer Scholarship
    14 June 2017
    With the Postgraduate Dance Studies Showcase nearing, Summer Scholar Kisha September looks back on what she learned during her intensive rehearsals and research over summer.
  • School of Music alumni awarded Patricia Pratt Scholarships
    08 June 2017
    Three celebrated musicians who are all alumni from the School of Music have received prestigious scholarships to study overseas.
  • In memoriam - Professor Barrie Pettman (1944-2017)
    06 June 2017
    The Pettman National Junior Academy and the School of Music are mourning the loss of Professor Barrie Pettman, Baron of Bombie, Kircudbrightshire, who died suddenly on Friday 2 June 2017 in Yorkshire, Great Britain.
  • ‘Utopian’ urban vision wins national prize
    01 June 2017
    A ‘utopian’ vision for the future of New Zealand cities has seen an Engineering student team up with likeminded people from diverse disciplines to take out a national competition.
  • Innovative exhibition awarded Museum medal
    01 June 2017
    An exhibition responding to global and social concerns created in collaboration with Dr Mark Harvey, from the University of Auckland, has won a 2017 New Zealand Museum Award.
  • Essential book about sustainability and resilience launched
    26 May 2017
    A book that offers new perspectives on urban sustainability and resilience has been launched at the University of Auckland.
  • Arresting images win photography award
    25 May 2017
    A diptych of ‘arresting’ images, taken in Austria by an architecture student from the University of Auckland has won the 2017 Simon Devitt Award for Photography.
  • Intrepid Music Project: New Blood 2
    21 May 2017
    Commissioned works from some of the School of Music's emerging stars performed by leading New Zealand chamber musicians promises a very exciting event.
  • Four Futures 2017 winner
    09 May 2017
    Master of Architecture and Planning (Professional) graduand, Elliott Morgan, looks set for a promising future.
  • Compelling piano performance wins Graduation Gala
    05 May 2017
    An ‘assured and compelling’ rendition of Tchaikovsky by pianist Sara Lee, has won the University of Auckland student first prize and $6,000, at the annual Graduation Gala Concerto Competition.
  • Doctorate reveals affordable housing thwarted by neoliberalism
    03 May 2017
    A planner with a background in economics will graduate today with a PhD that is the culmination of research which sounds a warning over the role of neoliberalism in thwarting the provision of affordable housing.
  • Creative practice PhD assists ecosanctuary
    03 May 2017
    Architectural Designer Sarosh Mulla will graduate today with the first Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture with Creative Practice Component from the University of Auckland, and the knowledge that he has contributed to one of the country’s ecosanctuaries.
  • Finalists announced for 10th Anniversary Graduation Gala concert
    03 April 2017
    The University of Auckland is delighted to announce the three finalists in the 2017 Graduation Gala Concerto Competition. They are Sara Lee (piano), Julie Park (viola), and Joella Pinto (violin), all performance students from the School of Music.
  • Exploring ecological architecture at Archiprix 2017
    21 March 2017
    Norman Wei, who recently graduated from the School of Architecture and Planning, traveled to Ahmedabad in India to take part in the Archiprix 2017.
  • Innovative wooden projects recognised with awards
    20 March 2017
    Congratulations to our talented staff, students and recent graduates from the School of Architecture & Planning who scooped up an unprecedented ten prizes at the 2017 NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards, including the prestigious Supreme Award.
  • Lecture series focuses on medium density housing
    07 March 2017
    Experts in the fields of architecture, planning and urban design will debate what makes good medium density housing at the upcoming Fast Forward lecture and discussion series starting at the University of Auckland next week.
  • Distinguished Alumni Award recognises talented artist
    02 March 2017
    Lisa Reihana has been named as a 2017 Distinguished Alumni by the University of Auckland, in recognition of her outstanding achievement in the field of fine arts.
  • Student awarded internship with MX3D
    24 February 2017
    Using robots to build a bridge over a canal in Europe might sound like a scene from a science fiction story, but it will soon be reality for one young architectural graduate from the School of Architecture and Planning.
  • Lighthouse opens on Queen’s Wharf
    14 February 2017
    Renowned contemporary artist Professor Michael Parekowhai (Ngati Whakarongo) from Elam School of Fine Arts has wowed audiences with his outstanding artworks for decades. His latest work is no exception.
  • University artists feature in headland Sculpture on the Gulf
    08 February 2017
    If you’re heading over to Waiheke Island and planning on walking this year’s sculpture trail, remember to look out for the artworks created by University of Auckland staff.