Short Courses


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Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, New Zealand's leading private arts and design institution, offers a short course programme of Evening classes, Holiday workshops and Weekend workshops. These courses are taught by professional artists, designers and lecturers, and in the majority of cases are suitable for beginners.

SHORT COURSES - Term 4 - 2016

Exploring Oil painting with Julia Teale (Mondays - 6 weeks - 6pm to 9pm)

Introduction to Abstract Painting with James Lawrence (Tuesdays - 6 weeks - 6pm to 9pm)

Sculpture with Oleg Polounine (Tuesdays - 6 weeks - 6pm to 9pm)

The Contract: Reinventing Representation with Toby Raine (Tuesdays - 6 weeks - 6pm to 9pm)

Textile Design and Screen Printing with Katie Smith (Tuesdays - 6 weeks - 6pm to 9pm))

Introduction to Digital Photography with Treve Dromgool (Wednesday - 6 weeks - 6pm to 9pm)

Intermediate Digital Photography with Treve Dromgool (Tuesdays - 6 weeks - 6pm to 9pm)

Introduction to InDesign® and Photoshop® with Paul Shadbolt (Wednesdays - 6 weeks - 6pm to 9pm)

Figurative Drawing for Fashion or Illustration with Paul Hooker (Wednesdays - 6 weeks - 6pm to 9pm)

Introduction to Drawing with Julia Teale (Thursdays - 6 weeks - 6pm to 9pm)

3D Printing and 3D Design with Anita Frost and Seamus Rowe (Thursdays - 3 weeks - 6pm to 9pm)


Short Courses offered under the Continuing Education Programme at Whitecliffe are non-graduating (non-credit) which means that students enrolled in any of the courses are NOT eligible for a student loan and will not receive a certificate or a diploma. These course are not full time and while international students are welcome to enrol in them if in New Zealand on valid visa, the courses do not create eligibility for a student visa to study in New Zealand.
International or New Zealand Students interested in full time study in arts or design are advised to consider an application to the Certificate Programmes and Bachelor of Fine Arts programmes offered at Whitecliffe.

Students do not need to have completed a course in the previous term in order to enrol in a current or future term. 
Courses are open to all people aged 14 years and over unless specified otherwise in the course description. No qualifications or experience are necessary unless specified in the course description.
A material list will be provided with confirmation of enrolment.

All courses run at the Balfour Road Campus in Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand. We do not currently provide online courses.
For your security, the Whitecliffe campus is protected by a key pad access system. As part of your course fee you will be given a key pad access code on the first class of your course which will give you access to Whitecliffe during your scheduled classes.

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design is a Tertiary Education provider and as such follows the University calendar. Therefore some courses may start on a school holiday week.
Terms at Whitecliffe run over a seven-week period, but evening courses consist of six classes which run from 6pm - 9pm on weekday evenings. Each class will therefore have a one week break in the fourth week of classes when Whitecliffe Undergraduate Workshops are held. If a class needs to be cancelled, it will run on the next available day or by arrangement between the tutor and students.

Full payment is required to confirm your place in any course. 
Fees quoted are for each course.
If you are not able to pay by credit card through Evenbrite, contact the office on 09 309 5970 or email to get more information about other types of payment available (Eftpos, Cash and Direct Credit).
If a course is cancelled by Whitecliffe you will be advised and your course fee will be refunded. This may occur at short notice if the minimum number of participants has not been reached.
If you withdraw from a course more than five working days before the course start date, your course fee will be refunded minus a $50 administration charge.
If you withdraw from a course five working days or less beforehand, you will receive a 50% refund of your course fee minus a $50 administration charge.

Whitecliffe reserves the right to modify the fees, scheduled time and course structure.
Whitecliffe may suspend an enrolment if false information has been supplied or required information is not supplied by the due date.
Whitecliffe can archive, display or utilise any artistic material generated during the course of study.
Whitecliffe may collect, store and use any personal and course related customer information for internal purposes, or as requested by the Tertiary Education Commission, the New Zealand Qualifications Authority or other Government agencies in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993. Customers are entitled to request to see personal information held about them by Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design.