Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies - Te Ara Auaha

AUT’s Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies - Te Ara Auaha recognises that design as a discipline is central to advancing transdisciplinary learning and research. The faculty houses five discipline areas: architecture and built environment, art and design, creative technologies, communication studies, and engineering, computer and mathematical sciences.

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AUT hosts 10th CS4HS conference

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
The Computer Science for High Schools (CS4HS) conference introduces fun new ways of teaching STEM subjects at secondary schools across Aotearoa.
Assoc Prof Rod Thomas

What makes a treasure, a treasure?

Art and design
Art and law expert Rod Thomas tells The Detail why New Zealand should keep a list of protected artworks to strengthen the country's cultural heritage.
Group of people at AD22

AD22 showcases student work

Art and design
The outstanding work of this year’s graduating art & design students can now be viewed online. 
winners of the lexus award

Student success at Lexus Design Awards

Art and design
AUT Bachelor of Design student Mark Rous achieves second place at the prestigious Lexus Design Awards.

Research within schools

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across the following areas:

Residency programme for creative practitioners from France

AUT hosts a French art or design professional each year under the Te Ataata Residency programme. Learn more about the residency and its aims.

Te Ataata Residency programme

Contact details

Find contact details and location information for the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies.

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Courses offered

This faculty offers a range of creative, engineering and technology programmes.

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Faculty awards and showcases

We open our doors each year to showcase our students’ work and celebrate student and staff successes.

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Publications from the faculty

Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies publications are listed here by year.


Stories of Collaboration in Te Ara Auaha


Celebrating the Achievements of Women in DCT

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