Grad Fest 2015

  • Gradfest

From architecture and design to contemporary arts and computing, we’ll be celebrating – and showcasing – the creative work and achievements of this year’s stellar Unitec graduates at Grad Fest 2015.

Opening Night

26 November from 5.30pm

Join us for the eagerly awaited annual showcase of creative talent at Grad Fest 2015. From architecture to business and performance to design and contemporary arts come and be inspired by the very best work by our graduating students.

Grad Fest 2015 kicks off with the celebratory opening night on Thursday 26 November at Mt Albert campus. The festivities start at 5.30pm and include prize-givings, performances, and exhibitions throughout the evening. Check the run-down of Opening Night events below.

The fun continues into the night with an after party at Carrington’s Pump House. Come and mingle with the student stars of the show from 9.30pm at Building 33, Mt Albert campus.

Grad Fest Opening Night events

Landscape Architecture

Building 1, Level 1, Room 1041 (Enter Gate 1)

Join us to celebrate graduate work from the certificate, diploma, bachelors and masters programmes, including a prize-giving ceremony at 6pm and the launch of a new edition of our annual X-section journal.


Building 1 (Enter Gate 1)

Join us to celebrate graduate work from the bachelors and masters programmes, including a prize-giving ceremony in the Fale courtyard and the launch of a beautiful new edition of ‘Asylum’, the annual printed publication of student work.

Design and Contemporary Arts

Building 1 (Enter Gate 1)
Prize-giving at 5.30pm (inner courtyard, outside Long Black Cafe)

Join us to celebrate graduate work from the certificate, diploma and bachelors programmes and enjoy a showcase of contemporary craft, graphic design and animation, interior design, photography and media arts, product and furniture design and visual arts.

Accounting & Finance, Communication Studies, Computing, Management & Marketing

Building 180, Red Lecture Theatre (Enter Gate 4)

Join us for ‘Future Stars’, an awards ceremony to recognise student successes in 2015, followed by drinks and nibbles as you mix and mingle. Register you and your guests.

Performing and Screen Arts Graduation Season

13 – 26 November

The Department of Performing and Screen Arts is celebrating our graduates with a series of performances, screenings and exhibitions. Come and see our graduating talent in action at one of the following events:

Year 3 Acting Graduation Play: 2063
13 – 20 Nov, 7.30pm & 15 Nov, 5:30pm at the Q Theatre Loft
Tickets available here or call (09) 309 9771. Service fees apply.

Unitec Dance Showcase: Crossings
19 – 22 Nov, 7.30pm at Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom
Tickets available here

Year 3 Screen Arts: Grad Screening (invite only)
23 Nov, 6.30pm at Event Cinemas, St Lukes

Costume Showcase (free)
26 Nov, 5.30pm-9:00pm (Opening) & 27-28 Nov, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Building 1, The Chapel, Room 2070, Mt Albert campus

Music: End of Semester Performance (free)
26 Nov, 6.30pm at Unitec Dance Studios (D2), Mt Albert campus

Grad Fest Exhibition

27 November – 3 December, 9am – 4pm
Can’t make Opening Night? Want a second look at the work? The architecture, landscape architecture, design and contemporary arts exhibitions are open daily from Friday 27 Nov until Thursday 3 Dec between 9am and 4pm in Building 1, Mt Albert campus (enter Gate 1). Free entry.