As a high-performing, specialist arts and design school, Whitecliffe provides a tertiary education pathway for creative students to gain the skills and expertise that will enable them to design their future career within the Creative Industries sector.
During the course of 2017, the Whitecliffe Marketing and Recruitment team has met with students from secondary schools throughout the North Island as well as in Christchurch and Nelson, attending school and regional careers expos and speaking about the broad and growing range of opportunities that exist within the sector. They have also met with Careers Advisers, Arts and Design teachers and hosted a series of department-specific Open Days where interested students can visit the Whitecliffe campus and studios and gain the insight needed to make an informed tertiary study decision. Marketing activity has also been taking place overseas to maintain the rich cultural diversity at Whitecliffe that international students bring and which we believe, benefits all our students.
It is common knowledge that the world and the shape of careers has changed markedly in recent years and that these changes will only accelerate for the generation of students about to leave school and embark on a tertiary education pathway.
Director of Marketing and Recruitment Lianne Saunders says “We value our relationships with schools and prospective students and consider our role is one of communicating what actually is possible for creative students. It is critical that creative students value their talent and understand that a tertiary education aligned to the Creative Industries and responsive to its future needs will best prepare them to take advantage of the expanding opportunities.”