Art and design

As an AUT art and design student, you join a diverse creative community in an environment where new ideas emerge on a daily basis. AUT is ranked among the top art and design schools in the world, making it the best place to develop the skills and mindset to sharpen your creative voice.

You work in shared studio spaces, surrounded by innovation and technology to fuel your creativity. This creative environment makes it easy to form close bonds with your classmates, and you’ll have the opportunity to showcase your work at our on-campus galleries or the AUT Art & Design Festival.

Undergraduate study in art and design will give you a solid grounding in your chosen area.

Bachelor's degree

Postgraduate study in art and design will build on your knowledge and expertise in your area of interest.

A diploma will give you an introduction to your chosen subject and can prepare you for further study.

Research in art and design

Our world-class researchers have research strengths across art and design, delivering high-quality research that has impact.

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Labs and facilities

Our art and design students have access to industry-leading studios, labs and services. These include photographic and lighting facilities, printmaking and 3D labs, as well as digital textile machines.

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School of Art and Design magazine

View our School of Art and Design magazine to find student work and learn more about our mission.

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Assoc Prof Rod Thomas
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winners of the lexus award
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Award-winning AUT architecture student
02 Dec, 2022
AUT Master of Architecture (Professional) graduate Matangireia Yates Francis has won the prestigious Te Kāhui Whaihanga Resene Student Design Award.
Assoc Prof Rod Thomas
What makes a treasure, a treasure?
29 Nov, 2022
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.
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AD22 showcases student work
22 Nov, 2022
The outstanding work of this year’s graduating art & design students can now be viewed online. 
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Student success at Lexus Design Awards
21 Nov, 2022
AUT Bachelor of Design student Mark Rous achieves second place at the prestigious Lexus Design Awards.
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New professors and associate professors
17 Nov, 2022
AUT is delighted to announce the promotion of 15 of its academics to the position of Professor and 30 to Associate Professor.

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Contact details

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Phone 0800 AUT AUT (0800 288 288)

Art & Design Central
WE Building, City Campus
St Paul Street
Auckland City
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