Research within the School of Art and Design brings together visual artists, spatial designers, fashion designers, filmmakers, curators, entrepreneurs, graphic designers, digital designers, product designers and other cultural practitioners from New Zealand and around the world to work on expanded notions of art and design through creative-led research. The following is a list of research disciplines and study areas.

Visual Arts
  • Documentary film
  • Drawing
  • Installation
  • Moving image
  • Painting
  • Performance
  • Photography
  • Print
  • Sculpture
  • Sound
Graphic Design
  • 3D design applications
  • Graphic design for screen
  • Illustration
  • Narrative
  • Photography
  • Short film
  • Typography
Spatial Design
  • Design for public spaces and the built environment
  • Interior architecture, including event and exhibition design
  • Investigation of cultural space
  • Performance, screen and installation
Product Design
  • Design innovation
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Sustainability
  • User experience
Digital Design
  • 3D animation
  • Augmented reality
  • Digital film
  • Games
  • Interactive environments
  • Performance capture
Fashion and Textile Design
  • Knitting techniques
  • Menswear
  • Smart textiles
  • Sustainability
Across disciplines
  • Art and management
  • Creative technologies
  • Curation
  • Design and business
  • Design innovation
  • Event management

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Last updated: 24-Feb-2017 3.23pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.