Undergraduate Programmes

Creativity requires a combination of imagination, focus and flexibility. Increasingly, fine arts graduates are receiving recognition as creative thinkers and innovative problem solvers who can successfully adapt to many industries and roles through utilising the transferable skills they accrue in their arts or design degree programme.

Whitecliffe's Undergraduate Foundation level certificates and Bachelor of Fine Arts programmes are based on a uniquely student-centred approach that recognises and nurtures your diverse needs and passions. Through these programmes you are exposed to a combination of new media and contemporary concepts while building up knowledge of traditional materials, skills and attitudes. Your problem-solving skills and creative responses are emphasised and encouraged. As well as further developing your individual creative talents, you learn critical thinking, research, communication and presentation skills. Study is supported at every level by theoretical and professional practice courses.

Whitecliffe offers exit qualifications for students who decide not to continue, yet have successfully passed their current year of study. You can exit with a Certificate of Arts and Design at the end of the first year of the BFA; a Diploma of Arts and Design at the end of year two, and an Advanced Diploma of Arts and Design at the end of year three. These pathways are also designed so new students may enter the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree programme at a level that best suits their background experience and ability.


Foundation Certificate of Arts and Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts