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.

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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Research disciplines

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

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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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AUT continues to climb up the global university rankings joining the University of Otago in second place in NZ and the top 250 universities in the world.
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We asked Professor Fiona Peterson five questions about her research following her appointment to Professor.
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Techweek 2021 is almost upon us, and this year again offers a huge variety of interesting and insightful events and talks on AUT City Campus.
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Design and Creative Tech PG Awards
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The 2020 Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies Postgraduate Awards recognise the top honours, master’s and doctoral students who graduated in 2020.
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