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 papers 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.

See the range of courses the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies offers over the summer months to give you a head start on a qualification, progress your professional development and more.

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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
Art and Design Eva Blok
Unite against Racism
Anamorphic Amusement
Otairongo
Xin Cheng and Mon Jansen
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Art and Design Eva Blok
Art and Design Awards
17 Dec, 2020
The 2020 Art and Design Awards recognise students' scholarly excellence as well as their outstanding contribution to the school and wider community.
Unite against Racism
Stamping out the racism epidemic
26 Nov, 2020
Graduating Industrial Design student Phoebe Lee has imagined a future Aotearoa where the epidemic of racism has been stamped out.
Anamorphic Amusement
AD20 virtual showcase
24 Nov, 2020
Graduating Art and Design students’ work has been showcased in a virtual exhibition for the first time.
Otairongo
Best Awards Winners 2020
17 Nov, 2020
AUT has had another successful year at the Best Awards – the Design Institute of New Zealand’s annual awards recognising excellence in design.
Xin Cheng and Mon Jansen
What could this become?
05 Nov, 2020
Staff member Monique Jansen from the School of Art & Design and renowned artist Xin Cheng have given new life to AUT’s waste.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Phone 0800 AUT UNI (0800 288 864)

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St Paul Street
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