Colab: creative technologies

At Colab: creative technologies we bring together the creative arts, design, digital media, computing, engineering and entrepreneurship in one project-based learning environment.

We’re a hub for emerging technologies, a cutting-edge research institute and also a creative industries network. When you study here, you’ll see how collaboration truly helps to create ideas that shape our world.

Undergraduate study in creative technologies will give you a solid grounding in your chosen area.

Bachelor's degree

Postgraduate study in creative technologies will build on your knowledge and expertise in your area of interest.

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

Our Textile and Design Lab offers a range of short courses:

  • Introduction to textiles
  • International textile development and sourcing workshop
  • Knitwear design
  • Photoshop basics for textile design
  • Digital textile design: repeating patterns
  • E-textile and soft circuit design workshop
  • Felting workshop

Textile and Design Lab website

Research in creative technologies

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across creative technologies.

More about our research

Our facilities

You’ll get plenty of chances to research and develop designs and techniques in our state-of-the-art labs network. Each of our labs has specialist technologies – and experts to help you use them.

Facilities

Women in technology

If you’re a woman studying or interested in technology, you can find support, encouragement and fun in a number of groups – check out how you can help each other to succeed in your fields.

Women in technology

News
Tangata 1
Sonnar Library team
Voices for the future installation
THE Rankings Sep 2019
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Tangata 1
Exploring self and collective identity
08 Oct, 2019
Bachelor of Technology students at Artweek’s Moonlight group exhibition.
Sonnar Library team
Sonnar Library wins AUT X Challenge
03 Oct, 2019
Jarek Beksa, Jeong Su Jeon, Ayush Nigam and Sara Chin have won the top prize at the AUT X Challenge for their cloud-based accessible audio platform.
Voices for the future installation
Voices for the Future: UN Summit in NYC
20 Sep, 2019
Joe’s large-scale video installation of Antarctica icebergs is being projected onto the UN Buildings in NY as part of the global UN Climate Action Summit.
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.
Picture of Maurin Donneaud
2019 Te Ataata residency recipient
23 Aug, 2019
French e-textile artist Maurin Donneaud has been announced as the 2019 laureate of the Te Ataata residency.
Claudine Nalesu
Matthias Bachmann
Niko Meredith
Sana Alyaseri
Alejandro Davila

Contact details

Contact us online
Phone 0800 AUT UNI (0800 288 864)

Level 11
Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG building)
Governor Fitzroy Place
City Campus
Auckland
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