College 130th anniversary

This year the College of Creative Arts is celebrating 130 years of design education in New Zealand!

On the 13th April 2016 the college will begin a year-long celebration of events. Established in 1886 by Arthur Riley as the School of Design, the college has evolved and gained national and international acclaim.

From its early beginnings it has transitioned through a number of name changes including the School of Art, the Wellington Technical College and the Wellington Polytechnic School of Design. The 130th Anniversary is an opportunity to share the history and success of the college with students, alumni, stakeholders and the public.

Check this page regularly for all 130th anniversary event updates.