Study with us and we’ll help you turn your creative ideas into reality. The Bachelor of Design is creative and practical, with strong input from industry partners like Weta Workshop, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Auckland Art Gallery, Creative New Zealand, and Kate Sylvester.
You collaborate with other art and design students, and in your final year you may be able to showcase your work at the AUT School of Art and Design festival or the AUT Rookie fashion show. Our School of Art and Design is ranked first in New Zealand and in the top 100 worldwide – so why would you choose to study anywhere else?
Programme Code: AK3619
Points: 360 (300 points from a selected major and 60 points from a selected minor)
Duration: 3 years full-time
Venue: City Campus (all majors) and South Campus (Communication Design major only)
Start date: 26 February 2018
Applications for 2017 will remain open until all places are filled. Acceptance into these programmes is based on academic achievement, the work submitted in a portfolio, and if required, an interview.
Communication Design, Fashion Design, Spatial Design, Textile Design:
Classical Studies, Design and Visual Communication (for Spatial Design only), Design (Practical Art), English, Geography, History, History of Art, Media Studies.
Classical Studies, Design and Visual Communication, Design (Practical Art), Digital Technologies, English, Geography, History, History of Art, Mathematics, Media Studies, Photography (Practical Art), Physics.
Classical Studies, Design and Visual Communication, Design (Practical Art), English, Geography, History, History of Art, Media Studies, Physics.
You may be eligible to enter year 2 or year 3 of the degree if you have completed all or part of a design or visual arts degree at another approved tertiary institution. Applications for cross credits will normally be assessed after you receive an offer of place to the Bachelor of Design or the Bachelor of Visual Arts. For more information, click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Enrolment in minors is subject to availability (not all minors listed above will be open for enrolment in a given year). You also have the option of studying a minor or elective papers from outside the Bachelor of Design degree.
See the list of additional majors, minors and electives offered by the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies or the list of additional majors and minors offered by other faculties.
To help you develop a broad range of skills, you study a major (300 points of your degree) and a minor (60 points) across your three years at AUT.
You complete two design studio papers and three other core papers related to your major, developing practical skills and a sound understanding of your chosen area of design. You also take the first paper from your minor.
Year 2 & 3
Build on what you have learnt in Year 1 and specialise further in your major and minor. You develop specific technical skills, and an understanding of design processes and theories. At the heart of Year 3 is your final-year project, and you may have the opportunity to exhibit your work at the AUT School of Art and Design festival or the AUT Rookie fashion show.
Further Study Options
Postgraduate study will open up even more career opportunities. A one-year honours degree or 18-months master's degree enable you to specialise in and research a particular area within your chosen discipline.
Last updated: 13-Dec-2017 3.51pm
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.