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Graphic Design Graduate Successful in 2016 ISTD Australasian Student Assessments

Graphic Design Graduate Successful in 2016 ISTD Australasian Student Assessments

Recent graduate Harrison Sarsfield passed the 2016 International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) Australasian Student Assessments for his project What hath god wrought. His response to the ISTD Eye Witness brief included an interactive installation (presented as part of the Material Witness exhibition) and a typographic publication. The event was held in December at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne and included submissions from 9 institutions with a total of... > Read more

Fashion Design Graduate Shortlisted for 2017 Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy Prize

Fashion Design Graduate Shortlisted for 2017 Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy Prize

2015 BFA Fashion Design graduate Maggie Hewitt is shortlisted as one of 21 select designers for the distinguished 2017 Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessey (LVMH) Prize. Maggie is founder and director of her own sustainable fashion label Maggie Marilyn and has already achieved huge success in the last... > Read more

Whitecliffe Students Visit Sacred Lands of Ngāti Rangi

Whitecliffe Students Visit Sacred Lands of Ngāti Rangi

2017 saw an exciting start to the academic year for some Year 3 students across all departments. Along with faculty members Becky Nunes and Lynnemaree Patterson, 10 students experienced a 4-night/3-day field trip & marae stay in and around the National Park of Tongariro, on the sacred tribal... > Read more

MFA Graduate Wins 2017 New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award

MFA Graduate Wins 2017 New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award

Congratulations to Whitecliffe MFA graduate and lecturer Rose Meyer, who won top prize out of 36 finalists artworks at the 2017 New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Awards, held on 17 February in Hamilton. Rose was awarded a $20,000 prize sponsored by the Philip Vela Family Trust for her artwork... > Read more

Year 2 Fashion Design Students Collaborate with French83 for The Restyle Project

Year 2 Fashion Design Students Collaborate with French83 for The Restyle Project

Whitecliffe Fashion Design students have once again collaborated with French83 for The Restyle Project. The project now is in its fourth year is an initiative to up-cycle pre-loved suits and shirts collected by French83. The brief this year for Year 2 Fashion Design students was to work in teams... > Read more

Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia Awarded to Whitecliffe Fashion Design Department

Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia Awarded to Whitecliffe Fashion Design Department

The Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design Fashion Design Department has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (PMSA). Fourteen Whitecliffe Fashion Design students have been selected to travel to India for an extensive six week-long trip to research ethical and sustainable... > Read more

2017 Term 1 Short Courses Announced

2017 Term 1 Short Courses Announced

Thinking about developing your skills in art or design? Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design Term 1 Evening Short Courses have been announced. We are offering the following courses between 20 February – 7 April: PAINTING DRAWING LIFE DRAWING SCULPTURE... > Read more

Recent MFA Graduates Win 2017 Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards

Recent MFA Graduates Win 2017 Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards

Whitecliffe MFA very recent graduates (January 2017) Anita Frost and Sam Dollimore are prize winners in the 2017 Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards. Both Sam and Anita were awarded prizes for their drawing works: Anita’s drawing, Drawing of the alphabet was awarded the Craigs Investment Partners... > Read more

Whitecliffe Workshops for Students from Kyung Hee University

Whitecliffe Workshops for Students from Kyung Hee University

Whitecliffe welcomes 21 students from Kyung Hee University in Korea, who will be attending numerous lectures and workshops at Whitecliffe until 10 February. The students, all from the Arts and Design Department of Kyung Hee University, are currently studying Visual Information Design,... > Read more

Whitecliffe MFA Graduate Exhibition Opens 25 January 2017

Whitecliffe MFA Graduate Exhibition Opens 25 January 2017

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design presents the annual Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition 25-28 January, showcasing the work of the 2017 year groups. All are welcome to attend the exhibition opening 25 January from 6-8 pm. The exhibition will include individual Master's submissions... > Read more

2017 Whitecliffe  Summer Workshops - Enrol Now

2017 Whitecliffe Summer Workshops - Enrol Now

The 2017 Summer Workshops are dedicated to anyone who wants to immerse themselves for a few days in a creative venture, develop new skills and passions and refresh existing ones. Open to any level,... > Read more

2016 Whitecliffe End-of-Year Student Exhibitions and Fashion Show

2016 Whitecliffe End-of-Year Student Exhibitions and Fashion Show

Whitecliffe recently held its annual End-of-Year Student Exhibitions from 4 November - 24 November, showcasing student artworks and designs from throughout the year. Over three hundred Foundation,... > Read more

Congratulations to the 2016 Whitecliffe Graduates!

Congratulations to the 2016 Whitecliffe Graduates!

We are proud to announce that fifty-three undergraduate and twenty-six postgraduate students were awarded Bachelor of Fine Art degrees, Postgraduate diplomas and Masters degrees in a graduation... > Read more

Photo Media Dept. Announces Appointment of Lecturer

Photo Media Dept. Announces Appointment of Lecturer

The Photo Media Department are pleased to announce the appointment of Emil McAvoy as new permanent part-time Photo Media lecturer at Whitecliffe College. Emil holds a MFA (First Class Hons)... > Read more

HOD Photo Media Premieres Documentary Film

HOD Photo Media Premieres Documentary Film

HOD Photo Media and Filmmaker Becky Nunes introduces the premiere screening of the documentary on the work of artist Ann Shelton, This air is a material. The film is produced and directed by Nunes... > Read more

End-of-Year Exhibitions 2016

End-of-Year Exhibitions 2016

Join us for the Whitecliffe End-of-Year Exhibitions 2016 being held from Friday 4 November - Thursday 24 November. Showcasing artworks and designs from our current FINE ARTS, PHOTO MEDIA,... > Read more

Graphic Design Student Wins Jann Medlicott Creative Arts Award

Graphic Design Student Wins Jann Medlicott Creative Arts Award

Year 2 Graphic Design student Kay Tasma was recently presented with the Jann Medlicott Creative Arts Award in Tauranga. "The annual Jann Medlicott Creative Arts Award was established... > Read more

Richard Maloy Awarded 2017 Asia New Zealand Foundation Residency

Richard Maloy Awarded 2017 Asia New Zealand Foundation Residency

Congratulations to Fine Arts Lecturer Richard Maloy, one of seven NZ artists awarded an Asia New Zealand Foundation Residency for 2017. Richard will be living and working at Youkobo Art Space in... > Read more

Tertiary Education Commission Recognizes Whitecliffe

Tertiary Education Commission Recognizes Whitecliffe

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has recognized Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design as one of five leading private training establishments (PTE) in New Zealand and has approved... > Read more

Whitecliffe Announces Approval of Three-Year BFA Degree

Whitecliffe Announces Approval of Three-Year BFA Degree

Whitecliffe is proud to announce the approval of a new three-year BFA degree and a one-year BFA (Honours). Starting in 2017, all students enrolling to begin their studies at Whitecliffe in Fine... > Read more