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

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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*get over yourself* by Alyssa Pua (2020 Best Awards Finalist (Graphic))
AUT Digital Design PhD student Katarina Markovic
Vivian's story was brought to life in the form of a graphic novel illustrated by AUT Dr Tatiana Tavares.
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Guy Littlefair
Design and Creative Tech PG Awards
07 Oct, 2020
The 2020 Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies Postgraduate Awards recognise the top honours, master’s and doctoral students who graduated in 2020.
*get over yourself* by Alyssa Pua (2020 Best Awards Finalist (Graphic))
AUT 2020 Best Awards finalists
18 Sep, 2020
Thirty-six projects from AUT are finalists for the 2020 Best Awards.
AUT Digital Design PhD student Katarina Markovic
Heritage Preservation through VR
30 Jul, 2020
Q&A with digital design PhD student Katarina Markovic about heritage preservation and VR storytelling.
Vivian's story was brought to life in the form of a graphic novel illustrated by AUT Dr Tatiana Tavares.
A new way of research storytelling
20 Jul, 2020
Vivian is a graphic novel about the intersections between gender and palliative care.
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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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