Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design

New Zealand

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Whitecliffe graduates are thinking, technically-skilled artists and designers, who communicate their own views through the individual work they make.

  • Award-winning specialist arts and design school
  • Small practical class sizes
  • Personal working space and/or studio
  • 80% course completion and pass rates on average
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Overview

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design is an award-winning specialist in tertiary arts and design education offering Certificate programmes in Arts and Design, and Digital Media and Design; Bachelor degree programmes in Fine Arts, Photo Media, Fashion Design and Graphic Design; and Postgraduate programmes in Fine Arts, Arts Management and Arts Therapy.

Whitecliffe faculty are practising artists and designers, art educators, arts managers and arts therapists – many of them leaders in their field and engaged in significant research in their discipline.

Whitecliffe produces the highest quality graduates and provides life-transforming educational experiences in arts and design. Building on foundations of excellence, innovation and a commitment to diversity and through a critical combination of making and thinking, rigorous critique, intelligent debate and mutual respect, Whitecliffe prepares its students for lifelong creative work and engagement with their communities. Whitecliffe seeks to instil aesthetic judgment, professional knowledge, collaborative skills and technical expertise in all graduates.

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.

Nestled into the fringe of Auckland’s Central Business District and waterfront which offers all the attractions and amenities of a world class city, Whitecliffe is located in a cosmopolitan city which provides a colourful multicultural environment.

Overlooking Auckland’s beautiful harbour, Whitecliffe students enjoy easy access to cafes and shops all within a two-minute walk of its campus

Teaching and learning is enriched by Auckland’s creative sector that support Whitecliffe through Industry guest lectures, prizes for excellence and student internships around Auckland.

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English score required

Minimum IELTS score

Postgraduate

6.5

Undergraduate

6.0

Minimum TOEFL IBT

Postgraduate

79

Undergraduate

60

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COSTS PER YEAR*
LIVING COSTS

NZ$13,650

AVERAGE PRIVATE RENT

NZ$11,700

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

NZ$27,000

POSTGRADUATE

NZ$27,000

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Rodney, New Zealand 4

I have always been highly creative and Whitecliffe opened a window to all the creative fields for me to pick and choose from

I majored in Graphic Design, focusing on motion graphics in Year Four. Most motion graphic artists lack graphic design skills and vice versa. So being able to do both confidently really helps to set me apart. Undertaking a fine arts degree not only taught me the importance of working hard and taking on read full review

I majored in Graphic Design, focusing on motion graphics in Year Four. Most motion graphic artists lack graphic design skills and vice versa. So being able to do both confidently really helps to set me apart. Undertaking a fine arts degree not only taught me the importance of working hard and taking on challenges, it also gave me a different focus. It made me feel like I was on the path to fulfil my potential. show less

Joanna, New Zealand 4

Whitecliffe gave me the time and guidance to develop my thinking about design

I graduated at the end of 2012. A friend who worked for ABUS recommended that i apply for an internship there, so i emailed my digital portfolio to the creative director and was accepted. Now I’m mainly working on concepts for a parallax landing page for one of their products. But I also do smaller jobs read full review

I graduated at the end of 2012. A friend who worked for ABUS recommended that i apply for an internship there, so i emailed my digital portfolio to the creative director and was accepted. Now I’m mainly working on concepts for a parallax landing page for one of their products. But I also do smaller jobs such as making name badges, editing photos, Christmas card designs, and making illustrations for next year’s calendar show less

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