Help and advice

Below you will find contact details and documentation to assist you in your postgraduate study. General enquiries can be directed to the Creative Arts and Industries Student Centre. For more specific information or advice about programmes or research opportunities, please contact the relevant school or programme postgraduate advisers below.

General enquiries

The University of Auckland Student Information Centre

Phone: 0800 61 62 63

Creative Arts and Industries Student Centre

Level 2, Building 421
(Architecture and Planning Building)
26 Symonds St

Visit our Student Centre web page

If you are looking for information on actual programme content, research topics or potential supervisors for research, the academic staff listed below may be able to assist.


Postgraduate advisers

Architecture, Planning and Urban Design


Master of Architecture (Professional)
Senior Lecturer Jeremy Treadwell 
Phone: +64 9 923 8213 

Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture
Dr Alessandro Premier
Phone: +64 9 923 3848

Master of Architecture 
Dr Alessandro Premier
Phone: +64 9 923 3848

PhD in Architecture
Dr Emilio Garcia
Phone: +64 9 923 5348


Master of Urban Planning (Professional) and Master of Planning programmes
Dr Mohsen Mohammadzadeh
Phone: +64 9 923 4664

PhD-Planning programmes
Dr Stephen James Knight-Lenihan
Phone: +64 9 923 8673

Urban Design

All postgraduate programmes
Lee Beattie
Phone: +64 9 923 9155

Dance Studies

All postgraduate programmes
Dr Mark Harvey
Postgraduate Adviser
Phone: +64 9 923 9374

Fine Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours)
James Cousins 
Postgraduate Adviser
Phone: +64 9 923 9577

Doctoral study
Dr Sean Kerr
Phone: +64 9 923 3178

Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts
Alex Monteith
Postgraduate Adviser
Phone:+64 (0) 9 923 9267

Master of Fine Arts
Alex Monteith
Postgraduate Adviser
Phone:+64 (0) 9 923 9267


All postgraduate programmes
Dr Marie Ross
Director of Postgraduate Studies
Phone: +64 9 923 6043


Postgraduate policies and guidelines

Postgraduate students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with all the University policies and guidelines relating to their study. These can be found here.

In particular, your attention is drawn to the following two documents which relate to off-campus study. 

  1. This document relates to the need for Masters students to work off-campus for a period, for example to conduct field work, use laboratory facilities or access special library collections. Read more here.
  2. This document relates to temporary absence (off-campus activity) by doctoral candidates at the University of Auckland for a period between two months and one year, for instance to perform field work or complete laboratory work. Such absence may have an impact on the fees that you are charged. Read more here.