Art and design

We're ranked among the top art and design schools in the world, making AUT the best place to develop the skills and mind-set you need to sharpen your creative voice.

Our art and design programmes offer a balance of originality, creativity, design thinking and conceptual development. You'll study in an innovative environment where shared spaces and advanced labs will fuel your creativity.

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

Bachelor's degree

Portfolio guidelines: applying to study art and design

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

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

1. Communication design courses are offered in the Diploma in Arts. Offered at the AUT South Campus only.

A short course will develop your skills and knowledge in an area of personal or professional interest.

Research in art and design

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

More about our research

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.

Explore our art and design facilities

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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Art and design magazine cover

News
Supreme Winner Delta Waterways Team - Judges Q&A
Elena Koulizi design photography
CDR
AD21
Marsden Fund project lead researchers
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Supreme Winner Delta Waterways Team - Judges Q&A
AUT X Challenge 2021 – The Final Pitch
09 Dec, 2021
Eight teams pitched to win at X Challenge – The Final, competing for a share of the $20,000 cash prize pool and over $10,000 of goods and services.
Elena Koulizi design photography
Post Fossil Fashion
07 Dec, 2021
Final year Bachelor of Design Fashion Majors exhibit at Auckland Art Gallery alongside Quant: Fashion Revolutionary
CDR
Centre for Design Research launches
02 Dec, 2021
The Centre for Design Research (CDR), a hub for excellence in design and creative industries research, has launched today.
AD21
AD21 showcases student work
30 Nov, 2021
Graduating Art & Design students' work is being showcased through AD21.
Marsden Fund project lead researchers
Four Marsden fund grants for AUT
03 Nov, 2021
Four AUT research projects have been granted more than $2.8 million in the 2021 Marsden Fund round.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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