Creative Arts and Industries

Take a tour of Elam

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Comprehensive tours of Elam are available for prospective students, teachers, parents and anyone else who is interested in what we do. You will be able to chat about our programmes and visit our studios, gallery spaces, workshops (wood, metal, print), spray booth, state-of-the-art HD suite, digital hub and dark rooms.

Elam is situated at the University of Auckland’s City Campus, so while you're there you can also check out other facilities such as the Recreation Centre, banks, cafés, Shadows Bar and other hubs of student life.

All tours meet at the Creative Arts and Industries Student Centre, Level 2, Building 421 (Architecture and Planning Building), 26 Symonds Street. Parking is available under the Owen G. Glenn Building, Grafton Road. Map

2018 Tours for future Bachelor of Fine Arts students

Elam Tour Dates

Tours of our Elam facilities start at 10am from the Creative Arts and Industries Student Centre. 

This year, tours will be running on the following dates:

  • Thursday 12 July, 10am
  • Tuesday 14 August, 10am
  • Tuesday 9 October, 10am
  • Saturday 25 August (Courses and Careers Open Day - tours will be running all day. Registrations not required).
  • Saturday 15 September, 10am (portfolio workshop)
  • Late November, near Elam Artists Graduate Show (TBC)
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Should you be unable to attend one of the above dates, please email


Courses and Careers Open Day 2018: Tours of Elam will also run regularly during this event on Saturday 25 August. Bookings not required. Please click here for further information.

Elam Portfolio workshops: To learn how to best present your application portfolio, please register here.

Postgraduate Tours: For those interested in tours of our postgraduate facilities, please contact Postgraduate tours can be arranged at any time throughout the year.