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:

  • Digital textile design
  • E-textile and soft circuit design workshop
  • Felting workshop
  • Introduction to textiles
  • Knitwear design
  • Laser cutting design workshop
  • Photoshop basics for textile design
  • Three-hour felting sessions

To see current short courses visit the Textile and Design Lab website.

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

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French artist Olga Kisseliva will be hosted by AUT as the 2018 Te Ataata resident
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AUT 2019 domestic and international fees
13 Sep, 2018
Tuition fees for new domestic students, and for domestic and international students currently enrolled in a programme will increase in 2019.
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Five questions: Professor Charles Walker
07 Aug, 2018
We asked Professor Charles Walker five questions about his research at the time of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
French artist Olga Kisseliva will be hosted by AUT as the 2018 Te Ataata resident
AUT artist in residence announced
30 Apr, 2018
French artist Olga Kisseliva will be hosted by AUT as the 2018 Te Ataata resident.
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Alumni launch AR-enabled app
08 Mar, 2018
On Waitangi Day, AUT alumni launched the world's first AR-enabled Māori alphabet colouring book.
Aaron Cleland
Research offers new hope for amputees
08 Mar, 2018
Recognising a technology gap for amputees saw Aaron Cleland create Neural Amusement, a groundbreaking research project seeking to ease the pain of phantom limbs...
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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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