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Student Showcase

Throughout the year, Ara students showcase their work and achievements through performances, exhibitions and displays that are open to the public. Take the opportunity to see for yourself the incredible talent at Ara by attending the events and activities featured here.


Emerge celebrates the success of our degree and graduate diploma students in ICT. Come along and check out the exhibition showcasing their capstone projects.

Dates to be announced.

Hairdressing and Barbering Annual Student Showcase

This showcase celebrates the new talent entering our ever-growing creative industry.  

6 November 2023
5pm - 7pm, CPSA Building


This is an exhibition of interior design projects completed by the students of the Diploma in Interior Design. It will be hosted at Kahukura, Madras Street campus, Christchurch The Visualise exhibition celebrates the talent and dedication of this years’ Diploma in Interior Design students in a format relevant to their chosen career path.

The design work presented not only demonstrates what they have learnt this year, but also the emergence of their own unique styles as they move towards a career in interior design.

16 November 2023
9am - 5pm, Kahukura Building


iDraught is an exhibition of work by the Architectural Technology students.

iDraught showcases conceptual drawings, technical diagrams and architectural models.

10 November 2023
Kahukura Building

Travel Education Expo

Ara’s annual Travel and Tourism Expo showcases the work of students completing Level 3 and 4 certificates in tourism and travel.

The expo is the result of the knowledge students have gained through class projects, guest speakers, visits to attractions and field trips. Throughout the year, students have learned from our highly trained and experienced tutors, as well as many industry professionals.

Dates to be announced.

EXIT exhibition

EXIT is the final exhibition of projects by the graduating class of the Bachelor of Architectural Studies students.

Exit represents the culmination of three years of hard work and dedication for our final year students in the Bachelor of Architectural Studies. The work not only demonstrates the technical and design capabilities of these students, it also shows how they have merged these capabilities to create their own personal and unique approach to designing spaces.

22 November - 8 December
9am - 5pm, Kahukura Building

Engineering Showcase

The Ara Engineering Showcase celebrates the achievements of the graduating class of the Bachelor of Engineering Technology.The exhibition of final-year student projects showcases their hard work, technical knowledge, and problem-solving skills.

2 - 3 November 2023
9am - 3pm, Kahukura Building

Music Arts Capstone Concert Series

Don’t miss this opportunity to see our talented third-year Bachelor of Music Arts students as they and their bands give their capstone performances before graduating.

These shows are FREE and everyone is welcome. For more details see the Music Arts Facebook page.

Dates to be announced.