Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design was established in 1982 and is New Zealand’s leading private Arts and Design Tertiary Institution. All qualifications conferred by Whitecliffe are New Zealand Qualification Authority approved. The spacious, secure and modern campus is located in Parnell, which is a few minutes walk from Central Auckland.
Whitecliffe is a dedicated Arts and Design tertiary institution with a roll of 450 students in both postgraduate and undergraduate studies who thrive in the supportive and encouraging environment. Of this number, currently 7% are international students.
The Faculty at Whitecliffe are experienced lecturers and tutors who are artists and designers in their own right. Whitecliffe graduates are acknowledged for their innovation, individuality of design and for their creative thinking skills. One of the most important things to know about Whitecliffe is that although all required technical skills are included in the programmes students are also expected to have a unique point of view and to produce and design individual work.
Whitecliffe is recognised for its support of all students and in particular, international student welfare is overseen by the International Student Coordinator.
International students are integrated into the main student body, however Whitecliffe Faculty and International student support staff are aware of the particular issues faced by students who are studying away from home. Whitecliffe provides social opportunities for International students to meet and to get to know the staff who oversee their welfare.
Venturing into tertiary study at a new institution can feel rather daunting at times. Whitecliffe provides facilities, services, support and advice to help you adjust and to provide you with a positive and successful learning experience. One of the strengths of Whitecliffe is that we have a small and supportive community. It does not take very long for students to find their way around the campus and get to know staff and fellow students by name.