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
THE Rankings Sep 2019
62% increase in AUT researchers
Professor Frances Joseph
Max Gimblett accepts honorary doctorate
Richard Harris giving a speech at graduation
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.
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.
Andrew Lowe
Cecelia Faumuina
Michelle Young