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
News
62% increase in AUT researchers
Professor Frances Joseph
Max Gimblett accepts honorary doctorate
Richard Harris giving a speech at graduation
Synchrotron to be used in research
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.
Max Gimblett accepts honorary doctorate
“Education is the key to life”
15 Mar, 2019
Dr Max Gimblett returned to NZ to accept an Honorary Doctorate from AUT, for his outstanding and sustained contribution to the arts.
Richard Harris giving a speech at graduation
AUT awards two Honorary Doctorates
11 Jan, 2019
AUT has awarded Honorary Doctorates to Richard Harris and Sir James Wallace to recognise the significant and ongoing impact of the two men.
Synchrotron to be used in research
Five AUT Marsden Fund grants
08 Nov, 2018
Five projects led by AUT researchers have been granted funding totalling $3.58 million in new research for the university, in this Marsden Fund round.
Michelle Young
Cecelia Faumuina Khakh
Andrew Lowe