The Postgraduate Diploma in Art and Design provides a postgraduate pathway for mid-career practitioners, and graduates from a range of design disciplines and visual arts.
Quick FactsProgramme Code:
One year full time / Two years part time
City Campus / Off campus via distance learning
3 March 2014
AUT encourages early application. There are limited places available. Late applications will be accepted if the programme is not full. Applicants will normally be selected on the basis of their level of academic achievement and may be required to attend a selection interview.
Entry requirements and application guide
In order to be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Art and Design an applicant must have completed:
(a) the Bachelor of Design or the Bachelor of Visual Arts or equivalent or
(b) a relevant professional qualification or professional experience approved by the dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.
An applicant may be required to submit a portfolio of work and attend a selection interview.
A proposal describing the proposed research project
Guidelines to entry
Read or download the application guide for the Postgraduate Diploma in Art and Design
- Digital Design (animation, moving image, gaming, web, post production and film)
- Fashion and Textiles (knit, print, textile, fashion and costume design)
- Graphics (typography, illustration, animation and short film, photography and graphic novel)
- Product Design (product and furniture)
- Spatial Design (interior, furniture, urbanism, performance, installation, moving image, digital environments, exhibition design and spatial theory)
- Visual Arts (multimedia, painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation and performance)
The Postgraduate Diploma in Art and Design facilitates sustained innovative and experimental art and design research practice. To achieve this goal, the programme provides students with research training, theoretical and technical background, practical experience in the conceptualisation and production of creative works. The postgraduate diploma provides a pathway into the thesis year of the Master of Art and Design
Papers - 120 points in total
118111 Research Practice (Art and Design) (60)
118112 Research Contexts and Methods (Art and Design) (60)
Click here to view programme structure and paper outlines.
Additional course information can also be found here.
Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers (not all papers listed above will be open for enrolment in a given year).
For programme information and availability of papers, please contact:
Johanna Bowden, Programme Administrator
Andrew Denton, Head of Department - Art and Design Postgraduate