Research in art and design

At the School of Art and Design, our creative-led research covers a broad range of disciplines. Cultural practitioners – visual artists, spatial and fashion designers, film makers and more – come together to explore broad notions of art and design.

Research disciplines

  • Visual Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Spatial Design
  • Product Design
  • Digital Design
  • Fashion and Textile Design

Study for a PhD in art and design

Our practice-led PhD gives you the opportunity to make a significant original contribution to knowledge and understanding in the art and design field – check the brochure for details around scholarships, postgrad facilities and entry requirements.

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News
QS stars 2019
New Professors announced in 2019
THE Rankings Sep 2019
62% increase in AUT researchers
Professor Frances Joseph
News pattern
QS stars 2019
AUT gets 5 QS stars in all categories
13 Nov, 2019
AUT has received the maximum five stars for the first time in every category according to the global education analysts QS in their recent results.
New Professors announced in 2019
New Professors and Associate Professors
07 Nov, 2019
AUT has announced the promotion of 12 leading academics to the position of Professor. A further 15 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
THE Rankings Sep 2019
AUT moves up 50 places in world rankings
12 Sep, 2019
AUT is now in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 50 for research citations.
62% increase in AUT researchers
62% increase in AUT researchers
30 Apr, 2019
Growing expertise to help New Zealand and the world
Professor Frances Joseph
Five questions: Professor Frances Joseph
21 Mar, 2019
We asked Professor Frances Joseph five questions about her research ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address.