Colab: Creative Technologies


Colab students win at Digital Design Festival

Inspiration from the Christchurch rebuild helped a group of Colab students win a top French design competition. Masters students Sara Loggie, Jacques Footit, Lisa Clist and Jenna Gavin travelled to Paris earlier this month for the European Street Design Challenge at the Futur –en-Seine Digital Festival in Paris.They competed against nine other teams from around the world, who each responded to a brief to redesign an unused and neglected transitional space in Paris. 
Read more about the team's project and success.
Colab is school of emerging technologies, a cutting edge research institute and a creative industries network. Stretching across the traditional boundaries between creative arts, design, digital media, computing, engineering and entrepreneurship, our multidisciplinary degree brings them together in one innovative, project-based learning environment.

When you study creative technologies, you’ll learn how to look at problems in the world and provide solutions that are unique. You’ll see how a spirit of collaboration, whether between students or between students and the industry, is beneficial in creating ideas that change and shape our world.

Creating technologies is the objective of this course; so we’ll provide the teaching and environment to allow you to do so, either side of graduation.

Bachelor of Creative Technologies
Bachelor of Creative Technologies (Honours)
Master of Creative Technologies
Master of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy

Details about our research areas, interests, projects and outputs 

Colab runs public events on and off campus regularly.

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Labs Network

Offering specialist technologies and expertise, our labs are accessible to staff, students and industry practitioners


Check out our Creative Technologies Future Career Sheet to find out about industry trends, job descriptions, what employers may be looking for, and much more.

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Last updated: 14-Jul-2016 2.38pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.