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Summer Employment Opportunities for Whitecliffe Graduates

Summer Employment Opportunities for Whitecliffe Graduates

Our recent BFA graduates have been busy over the summer break securing employment opportunities, internships and work experience within their respective fields. Not only are they learning from distinguished professionals, but they are also gaining valuable insights and experience in the arts and design industries. Following are a few stories about these graduates and what they have been up to since graduating from Whitecliffe in November 2015: Tanya Martusheff Fine Arts graduate... > Read more

Whitecliffe MFA Fashion & Sustainability Candidates to Attend 2016 Youth Fashion Summit in Copenhagen

Whitecliffe MFA Fashion & Sustainability Candidates to Attend 2016 Youth Fashion Summit in Copenhagen

BFA Fashion Design graduates and MFA Fashion & Sustainability candidates Zuzana Kristofova, Benjamin Farry, Sophia Butler and Courtney Harper have all been accepted to attend the 2016 Youth Fashion Summit in Copenhagen. Over 100 students from all over the world are invited to attend the... > Read more

Kingkang Chen Invited to 2016 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

Kingkang Chen Invited to 2016 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

Oyster Magazine has invited BFA Fashion Design graduate Kingkang Chen to participate in their Premiere Runway 7 show at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2016 (VAMFF) taking place from March 7-13. The show will also feature a line-up of up and coming designers including Eugenie,... > Read more

Graduate Wins 2016 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award

Graduate Wins 2016 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award

Congratulations to Whitecliffe graduate Hugo Lindsay for winning the 2016 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award for his painting Swipe or Tilt. Finalists for the award also included current and past Whitecliffe students and associates: Shanti Brown, Jamie Chapman, Deborah Crowe, Sam Dollimore,... > Read more

Recent Graphic Design Graduate Momo Xie Featured on Design Assembly

Recent Graphic Design Graduate Momo Xie Featured on Design Assembly

Recent Graphic Design graduate Momo Xie is featured on Design Assembly's "Hot New Things". Read her interview here for more about her latest projects and study at Whitecliffe.  > Read more

2015 Whitecliffe End-of-Year Student Exhibitions and Fashion Show

2015 Whitecliffe End-of-Year Student Exhibitions and Fashion Show

Whitecliffe recently held its annual End-of-Year Student Exhibitions from 9 November - 26 November, celebrating student artworks and designs from throughout the year. Over three hundred Foundation, Year One, Two, Three and Four students exhibited, bringing hundreds of visitors to our gallery and... > Read more

2015 Whitecliffe Graduates

2015 Whitecliffe Graduates

Fifty-seven undergraduate and twenty-one postgraduate students were awarded Bachelor of Fine Art degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Masters Degrees in a graduation ceremony held at the Auckland Town Hall on Friday, November 27. Whaea Hera Pierce welcomed graduates, faculty, family and... > Read more

Graphic Design Graduate Wins International Society of Typographic Designers Merit Award

Graphic Design Graduate Wins International Society of Typographic Designers Merit Award

Recent Graphic Design Graduate Caroline Konarkowska won a Merit Award at the annual International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) in the Student Assessments category. She created a typographic publication, which interpreted a seminal theatre text, The Street Scene by Berthold Brecht.... > Read more

Whitecliffe Announces Postgraduate Diploma of Arts Therapy in Christchurch

Whitecliffe Announces Postgraduate Diploma of Arts Therapy in Christchurch

In 2016, Whitecliffe is offering the Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) in Arts Therapy in Christchurch for the first time. This PG Dip is the first year of the newly re-structured three-year Postgraduate Master of Arts - Arts Therapy degree. The Christchurch Weekend Press recently reported,... > Read more

Year 3 Graphic Design Students Win Brand Campaign

Year 3 Graphic Design Students Win Brand Campaign

Auckland eateries The Street Food Collective and Miss Moonshine’s have selected designs by Year 3 Graphic Design students James Gestro, Harrison Sarsfield and Aksara Singh for their latest project. The live brief was part of a third-year course focused on working with actual clients.... > Read more

Christina Read Awarded 2016 Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation Art Award

Christina Read Awarded 2016 Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation Art Award

Whitecliffe Lecturer Christina Read has been awarded the 2016 Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation Art Award. Since 1987, the Olivia Spencer Bower Award has built a reputation as one of the most... > Read more

International Guest Visits the Arts Therapy Department

International Guest Visits the Arts Therapy Department

On Friday 23 October, we were very pleased to welcome an international guest to work with our arts therapy students. Lynn Kapitan is an art therapist, researcher and Doctoral Program Director from... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: Student Experience

A child of second-generation Russian Orthodox immigrants, Year Four Fine Arts student Tanya Martusheff grew up and attended school in Plamandon, Alberta, Canada. After high school, Tanya moved to... > Read more

Whitecliffe is Proud to Announce the Launch of the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management

Whitecliffe is Proud to Announce the Launch of the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN NOW FOR ENROLMENT IN 2016 The new Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management is a one-year postgraduate qualification designed to enable students with demonstrated... > Read more

Jonty Valentine Wins Design Awards

Jonty Valentine Wins Design Awards

HOD Graphic Design Jonty Valentine won at the 2015 Best Design Awards, which celebrates the best in New Zealand Graphic Design. Jonty received two awards for design in the “Editorial and... > Read more

Whiteciffe End of Year Exhibitions 2015

Whiteciffe End of Year Exhibitions 2015

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design presents the 2015 End of Year Student Exhibitions being held from 9 November – 26 November. The exhibitions showcase artworks and designs from our... > Read more

Whitecliffe Photo Media Department Announces Student Photobook Exhibition

Whitecliffe Photo Media Department Announces Student Photobook Exhibition

For the first time, the Photo Media Department of Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design has placed emphasis on the photo book format within their curriculum. Year 3 Photo Media students will... > Read more

Whitecliffe Announces Undergraduate Scholarships for 2016

Whitecliffe Announces Undergraduate Scholarships for 2016

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design now offers two scholarships (Photo Media and Fine Arts) which are open to applicants to the Bachelor of Fine Arts Year One. Click here for full details about... > Read more

Jonty Valentine Joins Whitecliffe as New HOD Graphic Design

Jonty Valentine Joins Whitecliffe as New HOD Graphic Design

Jonty comes to Whitecliffe with a breadth of knowledge and experience. Not only is he a lecturer, graphic designer, curator and writer, he also runs Auckland-based design studio Index with... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated-The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated-The Student Experience

“When it came time to make the decision about what tertiary school I should apply for while in my final year at Pakuranga College, my main influence was my mother. She studied Fine Arts at... > Read more