Art and design

We're ranked among the top art and design schools in the world, making AUT the best place to develop the skills and mind-set you need to sharpen your creative voice.

Our art and design programmes offer a balance of originality, creativity, design thinking and conceptual development. You'll study in an innovative environment where shared spaces and advanced labs will fuel your creativity.

Undergraduate study in art and design will give you a solid grounding in your chosen area.

Bachelor's degree

Portfolio guidelines: applying to study art and design

Postgraduate study in art and design will build on your knowledge and expertise in your area of interest.

A certificate or diploma will give you an introduction to your chosen subject and can prepare you for further study.

1. Communication design courses are offered in the Diploma in Arts. Offered at the AUT South Campus only.

A short course will develop your skills and knowledge in an area of personal or professional interest.

Research in art and design

Our world-class researchers have research strengths across art and design, delivering high-quality research that has impact.

More about our research

Labs and facilities

Our art and design students have access to industry-leading studios, labs and services. These include photographic and lighting facilities, printmaking and 3D labs, as well as digital textile machines.

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School of Art and Design magazine

View our School of Art and Design magazine to find student work and learn more about our mission.

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News
Decal of flowers and birds in hospital
Recycled Reuse-cup, Jake Clayton
Bright coloured paints
Fiona Amundsen's Tokyo Biennale installation
Exhibition
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Decal of flowers and birds in hospital
Creating a healing environment
22 Oct, 2021
Katie Twisleton’s master's research looked at how graphic design could be used in a stroke ward to improve experiences of healthcare.
Recycled Reuse-cup, Jake Clayton
Teaching sustainability in design
20 Oct, 2021
For Industrial Design students at AUT, light-proof milk bottles are a valuable resource to be reimagined in a circular economy challenge.
Bright coloured paints
Thinking through colour
12 Oct, 2021
After finding problems with the designs of patient information in healthcare, student Hannah Sames looked at how painting could improve experiences.
Fiona Amundsen's Tokyo Biennale installation
Documenting what’s left behind
11 Oct, 2021
For Associate Professor Fiona Amundsen the ongoing restrictions due to Covid-19 has meant she has had to adapt and pivot her art.
Exhibition
Click & Collect Sculpture Exhibition
07 Oct, 2021
Second and third year sculpture students have put together Click & Collect, a live, socially distanced exhibition opening online on Friday 8 October.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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St Paul Street
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