Our major study areas include: communication (formerly graphic) design, digital design, fashion design, product design, spatial design, textile design and visual arts. The canvas, tablet or whatever it is, is blank; what you do with it is up to you!
We are ranked number one in New Zealand, and 51st worldwide*. This prestigious ranking reflects the high quality of our academic programmes and staff, the employability of our graduates, and our recognition as a world leader in practice-led art and design research.
Our wide range of programmes offers a balance of originality, creative and design thinking, and conceptual development, along with theoretical and professional studies. Our students work on real-world, industry partnered, or entrepreneurial art and design projects, and we challenge them to become socially and ethically engaged.
If you have a passion for conceiving, exploring and bringing new ideas to light, and seeing tangible results, you will find a community of like-minded students and staff at AUT. The School of Art & Design will help you develop the vision, mindset, skills and capabilities that underpin creative practice.
Art & Design Central is open from 8.30am-5.00pm, Monday-Friday in WE305. Phone 09 921 9663 or 09 921 9999 ext. 9663
*2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject
In addition to the above majors, a variety of minors will give you the opportunity to broaden your programme of study.
Bachelor of Visual Arts
Along with following one of the disciplinary pathways of painting/printmaking, photography or sculpture, you will also choose from a variety of minors which will give you the opportunity to broaden your programme of study.
Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Business double degrees
Postgraduate Research Programmes
Bachelor of Art and Design (Honours)
Postgraduate Certificate in Cultural and Creative Practice
Master of Cultural and Creative Practice
Master of Design
Master of Visual Arts
Master of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Last updated: 18-Jan-2017 8.18am
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.