Bachelor of Art and Design (Honours)

The Bachelor of Art and Design (Honours) is an intensive one-year degree that enables you to undertake research within the field of art and design.

If your appetite for art and design has been stimulated by your undergraduate studies, it’s time to consider taking those studies further. The Bachelor of Art and Design (Honours) is mainly aimed at high-achieving bachelor’s degree students who want to advance their skills and make their CV stand out. It can also prepare you for further study at master’s or doctoral level.

Start date: 2020

Minimum entry requirements

One of the following (or equivalent) with a B grade average or higher in level 7 papers:

  • Bachelor of Design OR
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts

Must submit a research proposal for approval prior to enrolment.

May be required to submit a portfolio of work and attend a selection interview.

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

English language requirements

Download application documents

Application Guide

The focus of the year is a single large studio project where you can develop your skills to a professional standard. The project is underpinned by a research methods and theory paper to help you contextualise your work.

Specialist areas in art and design

  • Communication design (typography, illustration, animation and short film, photography and graphic novel)
  • Digital design (animation, moving image, gaming, web, post-production and film)
  • Fashion design (menswear, womenswear and fashion products)
  • Industrial design (product and furniture)
  • Spatial design (interior, furniture, urbanism, performance, installation, moving image, digital environments, exhibition design and spatial theory)
  • Textile design (knit, print, digital textile technologies, smart textiles, textiles for product)
  • Visual arts (painting, print, photography, sculpture, drawing, moving image, installation, sound and performance)

You study the following papers:

More details about papers in this programme

Detailed programme structure and paper outlines (Blackboard)

Search for a paper (Arion)

Email the  Postgraduate Coordinator

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3670
Level:
8
Points:
120
Duration:
1 year full-time
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

24 Feb 2020

Fees:
Domestic
$8,540
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$35,885
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact fees will depend on papers selected and may vary from the figure stated.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019 the fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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