Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, established in 1982 and located in Auckland, is an award-winning, specialist in arts and design tertiary education. Programmes are offered at Certificate, Degree, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters levels. Departments are FINE ARTS, PHOTO MEDIA, GRAPHIC DESIGN, FASHION DESIGN, ARTS MANAGEMENT and ARTS THERAPY.
Whitecliffe provides an innovative and rewarding environment with low student-to-lecturer ratios that enable lecturers to focus on the individual needs of students. The programmes are taught by practising artists, designers, educators and researchers who have a passion for art and teaching that inspires and encourages creativity. As well as developing Individual creative talents, students learn critical thinking, research, communication and presentation skills, and take courses in Business, Management, PR and Marketing to support the transition from study to work. The vibrant student community of 480 students is exposed to the contemporary arts and design world through exhibitions, international guests and industry professionals.
Independence, creativity and risk-taking are strongly encouraged within Whitecliffe programmes from foundation to postgraduate level. Whitecliffe graduates are articulate, innovative creative thinkers with broad skills and a high level of industry standard technical proficiency. They create powerful and compelling visual expressions of their ideas, are leaders in the creative industries, and shape contemporary culture.
The Foundation Certificate enables students to create a portfolio which assists in meeting requirements for entry into degree level study.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree majors are:
• FINE ARTS
• GRAPHIC DESIGN
• FASHION DESIGN
• PHOTO MEDIA
The Postgraduate, low residency programme includes:
• FINE ARTS - Masters
• ARTS THERAPY - Postgraduate Diploma, Masters (Clinical)
. ARTS MANAGEMENT - Postgraduate Diploma, Masters
- Lianne Saunders