Research

The School of Art, Architecture and Design (AAD) boasts a vibrant community of researchers who engage in discipline-specific and cross-disciplinary research. Our research encompasses visual arts, architecture and design and allied disciplines focusing on four areas:

  • contemporary art, architecture and design practice
  • sustainable communities and environments
  • history, theory and curatorial practices
  • digital and innovative technologies.

The School’s research occurs primarily within seven nodes:


AAD Higher Degree by Research Programs

AAD offers higher degree by research programs at Masters and PhD level, including by major studio project for Visual Arts candidates.

Masters by Research (MMRD)
Discipline areas include Architecture, Design and Visual Arts
Doctor of Philosophy (MPHD)
Discipline areas include Architecture, Design, Design by Major Studio Project, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture, Visual Arts, Visual Arts by Major Studio Project and Visual Communication.

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  • Research Degrees

    Research Degrees

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  • Our Research

    Our Research

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  • Our Researchers

    Our Researchers

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Areas of study and research

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