Research in art and design

Our creative-led research in art and design covers a broad range of disciplines. Visual artists, spatial and fashion designers, film makers and more come together to explore broad notions of art and design through a variety of research projects.

Research disciplines

  • Visual arts
  • Graphic design
  • Spatial design
  • Product design
  • Digital design
  • Fashion and textile design

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PhD candidate David Bailey’s story

Get an in-depth understanding of the PhD research journey at AUT – these videos profile the work of David Bailey in the field of virtual reality.

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Nova Paul
Best Awards 2021
Supreme Winner Delta Waterways Team - Judges Q&A
CDR
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Nova Paul
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.
Best Awards 2021
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.
Supreme Winner Delta Waterways Team - Judges Q&A
AUT X Challenge 2021 – The Final Pitch
09 Dec, 2021
Eight teams pitched to win at X Challenge – The Final, competing for a share of the $20,000 cash prize pool and over $10,000 of goods and services.
CDR
Centre for Design Research launches
02 Dec, 2021
The Centre for Design Research (CDR), a hub for excellence in design and creative industries research, has launched today.
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Four Marsden fund grants for AUT
03 Nov, 2021
Four AUT research projects have been granted more than $2.8 million in the 2021 Marsden Fund round.

Study a PhD in art and design

Make a significant original contribution to knowledge in the art and design field with a PhD. Check the brochure for details around scholarships, postgrad facilities and entry requirements.

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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
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