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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Albert Refiti at The MET
16 Mar, 2020
Last year, Art and Design Associate Professor Albert Refiti received the Andrew W. Mellon Senior Fellowship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
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Speaking Surfaces: stories and spaces
05 Mar, 2020
Speaking Surfaces is the collaborative work of St Paul St Gallery and AUT Spatial Design staff and students.
Richard Orjis
Waitangi Day and Pride's shared history
31 Jan, 2020
The intertwined history of racism and homophobia of Waitangi Day and Auckland Pride Festival
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.
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