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Our 2016 End-Of-Year Exhibitions will showcase the best work from our graduating students.206 End Of Year Student Exhibition Showcase

All are invited to attend the series of events. Celebrate their success with us in viewing, listening, absorbing, and experiencing their works.

  • Music Performances: Clarence St Theatre, 15-18 November, 7pm
  • He Pō Whakanui (Māori & Pasifika Student Exhibition): Te Kōpu Mānia Marae, Wintec, 18 & 21 November, 10am-2pm
  • Moving Image: Events Room 1 & 2, Wintec, 21 November, 6.30pm
  • Photography Exhibition: P Block, Wintec, 24 November, 5.30pm
  • Graphic Design & Interior Design Exhibition: R Block, Wintec, 24 November, 5.30pm
  • Painting & Sculpture Exhibition: Building X, Wintec, 24 November, 5.30pm

For more information, subscribe to the Facebook event, or send us an email

See Visual Arts, Design and Moving Image work onlineread the Music booklet online or see past Exhibition photos on Facebook.

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SPARK International Festival of Media, Arts and Design is a five day event happening in August with speakers presenting on subject areas from contemporary art, design, writing, acting, photography, publishing, filmmaking and music, to panel discussions with established creative practitioners. Spark presentations are free to attend. See the Spark website for more details and dates.                

The Creative Industries Project module is a new initiative being launched in 2016. The module brings together students from different disciplines for a full year to work on projects under the theme 'Activate the City'

The Fashion-Designer-in-Residence position, currently held by the team from NYNE, gives students a unique insight into the fashion industry. NYNE’s design aesthetic has brought them high praise from retailers, customers and the media alike – and now the same can be said across Australia, where the label’s growing popularity has led to its being currently found in 20 stores nationwide. Visit the Nyne website » or read their blog.

Ramp Gallery was established in 1997 as a contemporary art space in the   Department of Media Arts at the Waikato Institute of Technology (then Waikato   Polytechnic). Ramp seeks to provide a venue for innovative work and foster   critical discussion about contemporary art.

Through Ramp, Wintec students regularly have the opportunity to engage with   leading contemporary artists. They can also volunteer in the gallery in a   variety of roles, gaining valuable work experience in the area. Ramp is   currently seeking to expand its operations to include relationships with other   tertiary spaces, artist residencies, artist talks, a publications profile and   web-based projects. Visit the Ramp Gallery Website »

The role of the Editor-in-Residence is to mentor students and add value to Wintec's journalism programmes by exploring learning opportunities, strengthening industry links and working one-on-one with students in a mentoring role. Respected journalist Amie Cronin became Editor-in-Residence in 2010, taking over from Steve Braunias.

Every year Wintec holds a Huge Day Out event to share our facilities and programmes with the wider community.

Students from Media Arts visited Chengdu University's School of Fine Art to work on a collaboarative poster project. This experience helped both groups explore cross-cultural collaboration and overcome the comunication barrier through visual language.