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
Joseph Michael
62% increase in AUT researchers
techweek19
Professor Frances Joseph
They Are Us image - illustration by Ruby Jones
Joseph Michael
Art meets science at AUT
02 May, 2019
Renowned artist Joseph Michael is AUT’s Artist in Residence for 2019
62% increase in AUT researchers
62% increase in AUT researchers
30 Apr, 2019
Growing expertise to help New Zealand and the world
techweek19
The Techweek19 programme is live
05 Apr, 2019
AUT is the only NZ university and an official Strategic Partner. Hear from Dr Roseanne Ellis and Professor Guy Littlefair about why we’re involved.
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.
They Are Us image - illustration by Ruby Jones
Christchurch tragedy
15 Mar, 2019
The tragic event in Christchurch today devastates us. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their friends and families.
Sana Alyaseri
Alejandro Davila
Niko Meredith
Claudine Nalesu
Matthias Bachmann

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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