Apply for a Certificate of Arts and Design

The Certificate in Arts and Design  and the Certificate in Digital Media and Design programmes do not have any portfolio pre-requisites:

Domestic Students:

  1. Literacy: Students must have achieved at least a “C” in New Zealand School Certificate English, or achieved at least 12 credits at NCEA level 2 in English literacies, or equivalent;
  2. No formal qualification or portfolio is required for admission.
  3. must be at least 17 years of age during their first year of study.

International students:

  • must be at least 18 years of age during their first year of study.
  • must have an overall IELTS band score (Academic Format) of 5.5 or English Language level of 5.5 IELTS or equivalent.


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Application process

Apply online

Or

Complete the Application form and email or post to Whitecliffe

Preferred Application Dates:

It is advisable to apply by the preferred deadline in order to secure a place on the programme.

However, Applications will be accepted up until the commencement of the course and places offered according to availability.

The preferential application deadline for both 18 week  Certificates starting in:

  1. February is 31 October (of the previous year).
  2. July is 30 May



International students:

  1. are advised to apply by the preferred application deadline or at least  six weeks prior to course commencement  to allow for the visa application process.
  2. will not be permitted to commence class without a valid visa to study at Whitecliffe.



Download an undergraduate application form from the Admissions page.




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