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 ceremony held at the Auckland Town Hall on Friday, November 25.
Lucy Te Huia & Wiremu Manaia welcomed graduates, faculty, family and friends with a Karanga, Haka Powhiri and Karakia. The Opening Address was given by Dean of College Tommy Honey and followed by a Welcoming Address by Whitecliffe President Michéle Whitecliffe. The guest speaker for the graduation ceremony was Dr. Lloyd Williams, who has now retired as Head of Department for our Postgraduate Programmes in Arts Management, after many years of service.
The following undergraduate department prizes were awarded for excellence:
BFA Fine Arts Prize: Harry McAlpine
BFA Graphic Design Prize: Paul Phanoulas
BFA Photo Media Prize: Georgia Periam
BFA Fashion Design Prize: Tannaz Barkhordari
The following postgraduate department prizes were awarded in recognition of outstanding achievements:
Master of Fine Arts Prize: Hiria Anderson
Master of Arts in Arts Management: Syleena Douglas
Master of Arts in Arts Therapy (Clinical): Wendy Lawson
Whitecliffe congratulates all of the graduates. More photos of the graduation event can be seen on our Whitecliffe Facebook page.
(image from left to right - a few of our graduates: Jessica Horan, Harriet Selfe, Mia Tong, Tessa Ramsden, Ashley van Amsterdam, Shelley Ashford, Lauren Ford, Mahsa Khosravi and Julie Jones)