Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies - Te Ara Auaha

At the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies - Te Ara Auaha we recognise that design as a discipline is central to advancing transdisciplinary learning and research. The faculty houses four discipline areas: art and design; communication; engineering, computer and mathematical sciences; and creative technologies.

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Small budgets-new ideas

Small budgets, big ideas

Communication studies
Dan Fastnedge, Lecturer in Advertising Creativity, explores what Netsafe’s new online porn public service advertisement tells us about Kiwi ad creativity.
AUT Spatial Design grad Mossiah Fina'i

Design Through a Pasifika Lens

Art and design
Using his Samoan heritage, one recent AUT graduate has found his drive to make the intangible come to life.
AUT Head of Art and Design Dr Andrew Withell

Why does art and design matter?

Art and design
Simply put, the role of artists and designers is to make the world a better place, writes Dr Andrew Withell, Head of Art and Design at AUT.
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Alumnus hosts Techweek 2020 event

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
AUT alumnus Erik Bast is co-hosting Bridge the Gap: Identifying Value Drivers and Accelerating Strategy Execution, at Techweek 2020.

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

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Courses offered

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

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Publications from the faculty

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

2019

Stories of Collaboration in Te Ara Auaha

2018

Celebrating the Achievements of Women in DCT

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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