Creative Arts


Music School

18 December 2020

The University of Canterbury’s School of Music’s public-facing and performance activities moved in 2017 to UC’s original campus, now the Christchurch Arts Centre, when the old Chemistry Building came up for lease.


UC Graduate Rebecca McLeod

17 December 2020

UC graduate Rebecca Mcleod has landed one of the few full-time art teaching roles in Ōtautahi Christchurch in a highly competitive employment market.


UC Music Graduate John Emeleus

11 December 2020

An 82-year-old composer will cap off a career of making and sharing music by graduating with a rare postgraduate degree from the University of Canterbury (UC).


BB CM

08 December 2020

The University of Canterbury’s Ursula Bethell Writers in Residence for 2021 have been announced.


Select '20

01 December 2020

Once a year, the Ilam School of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury (UC) opens the doors of its studios, inviting the public to roam the buildings and spaces, enjoying a rich variety of artworks displayed tantalisingly for less than a week in November.


Aukaha Tau 10

24 November 2020

A record number of taiohi (young) Māori from schools across Ōtautahi Christchurch took part in science experiments, tested their Law knowledge and played Arts bingo in an interactive day designed to inspire students to further their study.


Jack Copeland

16 November 2020

Groundbreaking research exploring the early history of computers and artificial intelligence has won a University of Canterbury (UC) Professor recognition from the Royal Society Te Apārangi.


US Election 2020 postal votes

04 November 2020

In an article for The Conversation, UC Associate Professor Peter Field looks at how the role of the Electoral College, key swing states and postal votes could decide the 2020 US presidential election.


Mark Menzies

01 October 2020

Beethoven would be proud. Celebrating 250 years since the great German composer’s birth, the University of Canterbury’s (UC) next gala concert features a fortepiano, or early piano, replicating the exact sounds of Ludwig van Beethoven’s early work.


Design for the cover of the Group Shoe Catelogue

30 September 2020

Ilam Campus Gallery’s upcoming exhibition celebrates the five-decade career of graphic artist, painter and publisher Leo Bensemann (1912–1986) and connects current students to an inspiring University of Canterbury’s (UC) Fine Arts alumni.