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

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

News
Turama Festival
Tess Costil's winning submission for the 2019 Pentland Pol Roger Churchill Design competition
Fishbone Tree of Life
Blender Design and AUT
Dr Rosser Johnson and Dr Andrew Withell
Turama Festival
AUT artist in residence part of Tūrama
20 Jun, 2019
Joseph Michael, AUT's Artist in Residence, is part of the line-up for Auckland's new inner-city light festival, Tūrama Festival, which opens next month.
Tess Costil's winning submission for the 2019 Pentland Pol Roger Churchill Design competition
Design grad wins Pol Roger competition
14 Jun, 2019
Communication Design graduate Tess Costil is the winner of the 2019 Pentland Pol Roger Churchill Design competition.
Fishbone Tree of Life
A new direction for art on campus
12 Jun, 2019
A newly established Art on Campus Advisory Group will shape and direct the University's art collection.
Blender Design and AUT
Reconnecting people with food
11 Jun, 2019
Blender Design and AUT Industrial Design students tackle product design for smart horticulture.
Dr Rosser Johnson and Dr Andrew Withell
DCT confirms two new Heads of School
05 Jun, 2019
Dr Rosser Johnson will be Head of the School of Communications Studies, and Dr Andrew Withell will be Head of Art & Design.
Joe Prisk
Sophie Roberts
Anzac Tasker
Samantha Weston
Andrew Lowe

Contact details

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

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