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.

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.

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News
AUT Blue Award recipients
Streets are some of our most important public spaces.
Tracheostomy by Charlotte Dickson was awarded a Gold Best Award in the Product category.
Lost City of Mer
Voices for the future installation
AUT Blue Award recipients
Top students awarded AUT Blue Awards
18 Oct, 2019
59 AUT students from disciplines ranging from water polo to film directing celebrated their successes at the 2019 AUT Blue Awards on Thursday 10 October.
Streets are some of our most important public spaces.
Turning city streets into public spaces
10 Oct, 2019
Dr Carl Douglas writes about how to turn Auckland’s inner-city streets into public spaces people can enjoy
Tracheostomy by Charlotte Dickson was awarded a Gold Best Award in the Product category.
AUT triumphs at 2019 Best Awards
08 Oct, 2019
AUT has 7 Gold, 13 Silver and 8 Bronze awards in this year’s Best Awards.
Lost City of Mer
AUT VR project exhibits at UN, New York
25 Sep, 2019
The Lost City of Mer is a Virtual Reality experience aimed at inspiring action against climate change.
Voices for the future installation
Voices for the Future: UN Summit in NYC
20 Sep, 2019
Joe’s large-scale video installation of Antarctica icebergs is being projected onto the UN Buildings in NY as part of the global UN Climate Action Summit.
Joe Prisk
Michelle Young
Sophie Roberts
Andrew Lowe
Samantha Weston

Contact details

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Phone 0800 AUT UNI (0800 288 864)

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