UNSW Art & Design


Leaders in art and design research

As part of a leading Australian research-intensive university, UNSW Art & Design is at the forefront of innovation and creativity. 

Our faculty is an internationally recognised centre for arts-led transdisciplinary research in science and technology and our strengths span Art Theory and Criticism; Film, Television and Digital Media; Visual Arts and Crafts. 

In 2010 the faculty launched the National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA). Led by Professor Jill Bennett, NIEA builds upon the successes of UNSW’s iCinema Centre, an internationally renowned hub for new forms of virtual and physical interactivity founded by Professor Dennis Del Favero, and the Holography and Haptics Lab pioneered by acclaimed artist and researcher Professor Paula Dawson.

UNSW Art & Design has won more Australian Research Council funding than any other art and design institution nationally. With this funding we have initiated pioneering research programs in immersive interactive environments, visualisation, robotics, art and politics, Indigenous knowledge and global issues. 

Collaborating with a network of national and international universities, research centres and corporate partners, UNSW Art & Design initiates and drives creative transdisciplinary research that aims to address global issues.

Among other research groups and collaborations UNSW Art & Design houses the following centres, labs and programs: