Advertising and Brand Creativity department

The Advertising and Brand Creativity department is part of communication studies at AUT. It covers creative principles and practices, creative strategy, campaigns, copywriting, integrated marketing communication, advertising, art direction, and production.

We're proud of our strong links with the advertising industry; connections that make it easy for our students to start their advertising career.

Research in communication studies

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across communication studies.

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Industry associations

We are recognised by the Design and Art Direction university network and are fully supported by the Commercial Communications Council.

Emma Hanley
Jake Flashman
Taylor Duncan
Natassja Cox

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Curriculum leader contact

Daniel Fastnedge
Acting Curriculum Co-ordinator
Phone +64 9 921 9999 ext 5022

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