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

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
Professor Fiona Peterson
Aerial spaulding lake
Every Banana Helps
Creating Community
Professor Welby Ings with floorboards
News pattern
Professor Fiona Peterson
Five questions: Professor Fiona Peterson
08 Jun, 2021
We asked Professor Fiona Peterson five questions about her research following her appointment to Professor.
Aerial spaulding lake
Time's strange tissue
01 Jun, 2021
Professor Len Gillman, Associate Professor Andrew Denton, and Susan Jowsey are exhibiting their work at the Auckland Festival of Photography.
Every Banana Helps
Ad school grads winning awards
31 May, 2021
AUT’s advertising creativity graduates are showcasing their talents, with two creative teams from the 2020 graduating class scooping awards.
Creating Community
Good Health Design & We Read Auckland
28 May, 2021
The Good Health Design Lab’s Museum of Meaningful Moments will be on display at Auckland Central Library as part of the We Read Auckland regional event.
Professor Welby Ings with floorboards
Underground History
10 May, 2021
Professor Welby Ings writes about what it was like being a teacher during the Dawn Raids era and beyond, in an opinion piece for E-Tangata.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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