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.

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.

View the magazine

Art and design magazine cover

News
AUT Team with Jacinda Ardern (Backrow L-R: Gregory Bennett, Julia King, Lee Jackson, Len Gillman, Ryan Smith, Rose Nichol-Foster and Ashray Doshi. Front row L-R: Barbara Bollard, Katarina Markovic, Jacinda Ardern)
AUT Digital Design PhD student Katarina Markovic
Vivian's story was brought to life in the form of a graphic novel illustrated by AUT Dr Tatiana Tavares.
AUT Head of Art and Design Dr Andrew Withell
AUT Spatial Design grad Mossiah Fina'i
News pattern
AUT Team with Jacinda Ardern (Backrow L-R: Gregory Bennett, Julia King, Lee Jackson, Len Gillman, Ryan Smith, Rose Nichol-Foster and Ashray Doshi. Front row L-R: Barbara Bollard, Katarina Markovic, Jacinda Ardern)
Explore Antarctica through VR
30 Jul, 2020
Step inside Sir Edmund Hillary’s Hut in Antarctica with a new virtual reality experience developed by AUT scientists and digital designers
AUT Digital Design PhD student Katarina Markovic
Heritage Preservation through VR
30 Jul, 2020
Q&A with digital design PhD student Katarina Markovic about heritage preservation and VR storytelling.
Vivian's story was brought to life in the form of a graphic novel illustrated by AUT Dr Tatiana Tavares.
A new way of research storytelling
20 Jul, 2020
Vivian is a graphic novel about the intersections between gender and palliative care.
AUT Head of Art and Design Dr Andrew Withell
Why does art and design matter?
09 Jul, 2020
Simply put, the role of artists and designers is to make the world a better place, writes Dr Andrew Withell, Head of Art and Design at AUT.
AUT Spatial Design grad Mossiah Fina'i
Design Through a Pasifika Lens
09 Jul, 2020
Using his Samoan heritage, one recent AUT graduate has found his drive to make the intangible come to life.
Events
event image
event image
AUT LIVE: the most open day
Saturday 29 Aug, 7:30am - 3:30pm
Joshua Ong
Sandy Xu
Anzac Tasker
Sophie Roberts

Contact details

Contact us online
Phone 0800 AUT UNI (0800 288 864)

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

instagram icon

View academic staff

Website search