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.

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

A 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.

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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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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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Jordan Tane
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Nova Paul
Best Awards 2021
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AUT talent showcased at NZIFF
15 Jun, 2022
This year’s New Zealand International Film Festival sees two feature films with AUT connections premiering.
Jordan Tane
Opportunity to shine a light on Matariki
25 May, 2022
Communication design student Jordan Tane (Ngāpuhi) has designed nine posters – one for each Matariki star – which will be displayed around AUT campuses.
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A Pacific Feminist Agenda
12 Apr, 2022
AUT’s latest sponsored exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery’s Declaration: A Pacific Feminist Agenda opens on 26 March.
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Nova Paul's work in Indigenous Triennial
11 Apr, 2022
Senior Lecturer of Visual Arts, Nova Paul, is exhibiting in the inaugural Indigenous Triennial at the Winnipeg Art Gallery/Qaumajuq in Winnipeg, Canada.
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AUT at Best Awards 2021
22 Feb, 2022
AUT’s Art and Design students have won a total of 40 awards at 2021’s Best Awards, including 14 Gold, 12 Silver and 14 Bronze.
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AUT Art and Design Information Day
Thursday 14 Jul, 9:30am - 2pm
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AUT LIVE – The most open day!
Saturday 27 Aug, 8am - 3pm

Contact details

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Phone 0800 AUT AUT (0800 288 288)

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