Spatial Design at AUT

School of Art + Design, AUT University, Auckland, NZ

Spatial Postgrad

People with an appropriate Bachelor’s Degree, such as the BDes(Spatial), can apply directly for Postgraduate study in Spatial Design. Postgrad is research-focused, which means that emphasis is placed on developing ideas, techniques, prototypes and proposals that have the potential to transform the way we design, inhabit, produce, and use space.

There are two degrees available in Spatial Postgrad: a one-year Honours degree, and a two-year Masters degree. Most students choose to begin with Honours, which allows them to move straightinto the second year of the Masters degree if they are successful.


Spatial Postgrad students work within a small Research Cluster of staff and students with similar research interests. Within these clusters, students define their own projects and develop their own methods and techniques as they work. In 2011, there are four active clusters: Hyperactive Environments, Between Art + Architecture, Proximate Urbanism, and Māori + Oceanic Space. Click through for more information:


If you have any questions, contact the Strand Leader for Spatial Postgraduate Studies Andrew Douglas, or contact Research Cluster Staff directly.