In 2005 AUT drew together art, design, communication studies, computing, mathematics and engineering under one faculty: the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies.

In 2008 AUT pioneered a new degree: the Bachelor of Creative Technologies.Now in its third year the degree is shaping up as a hot house for inovatation and creativity.

The new degree provides a broad, relevant and contemporary education in the knowledge-intensive creative industries sector. ‘Creative technologies’ refers to design, communication, computing, engineering, entertainment and manufacturing media.

The creative technologies sectors that the BCT will serve include digital animation and moving image production; interactive entertainment and game technologies; smart systems and robotics.

The curriculum is strongly studio/workshop and project-based.

Graduates will have the skills and imagination required to operate across the variety of diverse and converging multimedia, design and technology platforms that characterise the emerging creative professions.