Gradfest 2017

Gradfest 2017

From architecture and design, to contemporary arts and computing, Unitec will be celebrating and showcasing the creative work and achievements of this year’s stellar end-of-year and graduating students Gradfest 2017

Opening Night

You are warmly invited to join us for the Grand Opening of 2017 Gradfest.

Thursday 23th November
Doors open: 5.00pm
Pathway Prizegivings: 5:30pm
Official opening: 6:00pm

Celebrate our students’ successes and view work from the newest and most innovative creators in Architecture, Design and Contemporary Arts, Landscape Architecture, Performing and Screen Arts, Business,  Computer Science and  in an evening showcase dedicated to excellence and innovation.

Prior to the Grand Opening we will be applauding the successes of our high-achieving students at pathway prize-giving ceremonies which will kick off throughout Building 1 and nearby spaces at 5.30pm. The Gradfest exhibition will continue to be open for public viewing from 9:30am – 4pm Fri 24th – Sun 26th November. The majority of Gradfest events will be held in Building 1, Mt Albert campus (Please use Entry 1, Carrington Rd, Mt Albert campus map).

Specific locations for exhibitions and performances are provided below.

Design and Contemporary Arts exhibition

Enjoy a visual feast of work from certificate, diploma and bachelor level students specialising in graphic design, animation, spatial design, photography and media arts, product and furniture design and contemporary arts. In addition, first and second-year students from our new Bachelor of Creative Enterprise degree will showcase innovative work integrating creative industry practice with entrepreneurial skill.

Exhibition: Building 1, Leve 1 West wing
Pathway Prizegiving 5:30pm, Building 1 Long Black Courtyard

Performing and Screen Arts exhibition

Find out the winning films from this year’s Uni Shorts International Student Film Festival curated and hosted by Unitec Creative Industries. The winning films from each category will be screened in Building 1, Room 2070 (Old Chapel) from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. They can then be viewed with all other selected films from Friday, 24 November to Sunday, 26 November from 9:30am – 4:00pm. View more at Uni Shorts.

Screening: Building 1, Room 2070 (Old Chapel)

Architecture & Interior Design exhibition

We proudly present work from our best and brightest undergraduate and master-level students Architecture alongside the showcase of work from our Interior Design programme. We also welcome you to join us prize-giving and the launch celebration of this year’s Asylum, the Architecture’s annual publication of student work.

Exhibition: Building 1, East Wing
Pathway Prizegiving and Asylum launch: 5:30pm, Building 1, East Wing, Fale, Courtyard

Landscape Architecture exhibition

Join us to celebrate an exhibition of the amazing work produced by our talented certificate, diploma, bachelor and master-level students.
We also welcome you as we launch the new edition of our annual x section journal. Exhibition: Building 1, Level 1
Landscape Programmes Prizegiving 5.30pm: Building 1, Level 1, Room 1041

Business Enterprise & High Technology and Computer Science exhibition

We proudly invite you to celebrate and recognise 2017 Communications, Accounting & Finance, Management & Marketing and Computer Science student successes

Pathway Prizegiving: 5.30pm, Building 1, Level 2, Room 2070 (Old Chapel)

Performing and Screen Arts performances

27 October – 26 November

Truly you are spoiled for choice as we celebrate the work of our graduating students in Performing and Screen Arts. Full details are below, and we look forward to your company across the month.

Graduation Play - CANTO XXVI
27 Oct - 4 November 
7.00pm Unitec Theatre, Building 6, Entry 1, Carrington Rd
Devised by Year 3 Acting Students. Directed by John Bolton.
We are lost in a dark wood, the right road gone.  Alone and scared we see our Paradise but are prevented from going there.  Before we reach it we must pass through Hell and Purgatory. Tickets at

Showcase 17
16-19 November 
7.30pm Raye Freedman Arts Centre, cnr Silver Rd/Gillies Ave, Epsom
Unitec dance students perform new work by guest choreographers: Charles Koroneho, Joshua Cesan, Katie Burton & Paul Young, Tamsyn Russell, Kelly Nash and Douglas Wright. Also a performance by students from the Beijing Dance Academy. Tickets at

Music Showcase
22 November
7:00pm Unitec Dance Studios, Building 7, Entry 1, Carrington Rd
Original music work performed by Unitec music students. FREE ENTRY

CCMA Showcase
22 November 
2:00pm & 7:00pm Unitec Theatre, Building 6, Entry 1, Carrington Rd
Short plays performed and staged by students from the Certificate in Communication & Media Arts. KOHA ENTRY.

Grad Screening
23 November
6:30pm St Lukes Event Cinema
Screening of short films made by graduating Screen Arts students.

The Greatest Show on Earth
24 November
6.00pm – 9:00pm Unitec Theatre, Building 6, Entry 1, Carrington Rd
Exhibition of costume and production design work inspired by the 1950s by students from the Production Design & Management programme. Exhibition runs on 25 & 26 November from 10:00am-3:00pm. FREE ENTRY.

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