Reference guide for new students

Welcome to the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries, the University of Auckland's centre of creative learning and professional expertise.

Below are some useful links to help you settle in to life in our faculty. For information specific to your school or programme, please refer to the relevant School administration office or the Creative Arts and Industries Student Centre

Student support at the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries

Key dates for the academic year

Find semester start and finish, study break, public holiday, special events and exam dates for the current academic year:

Study essentials

To help you settle into your studies, the University offers a range of excellent student services, including access to course planning advice, academic skills programmes and specialist career guidance.

New undergraduates

Before you start

Learn how to enrol in classes, view your timetables, update your details and more; and find out about the University's academic policies and procedures.

Grade descriptors

Grade descriptions and percentage values are listed in the document below. Course aims, learning outcomes and assessment criteria are course specific – for more information, please refer to the relevant Course Outline on CANVAS.

New postgraduates

Before you start

Please contact the relevant postgraduate adviser to discuss degree planning prior to starting the enrolment process and familiarise yourself with the University's policies and procedures.

Graduate profiles

You can download the complete document outlining the development of the embedded graduate profile for qualifications offered at our faculty below.

You can view and download graduate profiles relevant to your School below:

School of Architecture and Planning

Dance Studies Programme

Elam School of Fine Arts

School of Music


Help and advice

For academic and personal support during your studies, the friendly staff at the Creative Arts and Industries Student Centre are a great first point of contact.

Personal support

Access personal support services such as counselling, financial advice and spiritual guidance, and get involved in student life at the links below: