New Whitecliffe Degrees Approved by NZQA Ahead of 2022 Launch
We are incredibly proud to announce that our new level 7 bachelor qualifications for the School of Fashion and Sustainability, and the School of Design Innovation have been approved by NZQA.
- Bachelor of Design + Digital Media (Level 7, 360 credits)
- Bachelor of Sustainable Fashion Design (Level 7, 360 credits)
As one of New Zealand’s leading private tertiary providers, we are delighted that these innovative programmes will be implemented in 2022.
These degrees have been developed in response to in-depth consultation across industry, alumni, and students and decades of delivery experience with these disciplines being majors within our well-known Bachelor of Fine Arts.
The Chief Executive of Whitecliffe, Mark Worsop, says “This is well overdue as Whitecliffe has had a very strong profile in Fashion Design and Sustainability, and what was Graphic Design for many years as part of our BFA. I am really excited for the faculties of the respective schools to now have a platform to take their students, programme content, and relevancy to a new level. I challenged the team to bring something new to market, programmes that would lead to relevant 21st century graduates, and not just in NZ but across the globe. I believe that’s exactly what they have delivered.”
Bachelor of Design + Digital Media* (Level 7, 360 credits)
The School of Design Innovation teaches skills in Graphic Design, User Experience, Web, and Responsive Design, Data Visualisation, Human-centered Design, Design Thinking, Entrepreneurship, and Independent Research and will be suitable for a broad range of user experiences in a myriad of design-related sectors with an intent to increase employability.
The degree is a platform for human-centered creativity, impacting social, cultural, economic, and environmental outcomes, using everchanging, emerging, and future digital tools and technologies. Design practices, skills, and knowledge will be used to explore, share, and shape the evolving world of design technology.
The programme will promote experimental and innovative approaches to emerging ideas and design technologies and encourage students to develop their own independent practices and positions to fulfil the needs of the industry.
Graduates will create innovative solutions, will build on their existing knowledge, and develop their design theory and research capabilities.
Bachelor of Sustainable Fashion Design* (Level 7, 360 credits)
The School of Fashion and Sustainability provides an environment that values, fosters and encourages a collaborative learning and educational experience that nurtures creative minds to become responsible individuals, forming ideas and approaches to their sustainable and ethical fashion practice and research.
This new degree acknowledges the urgent need to address some of the negative environmental and social impacts of the fashion industry. It offers rich learning opportunities that inspire critical and creative thinkers as future change-makers, enabling them to address the need for rapid, positive, restorative, and regenerative design solutions.
The programme is creative practitioner, community, and industry-focused, designed to meet the professional needs of the wider sustainable fashion and design industry. Throughout the degree, students focus on areas of personal interest to develop work independently on conceptually based sustainable fashion collections that are informed by relevant research, design, and sustainable fashion theory, thinking, and practices.
We encourage our passionate students to turn their talents into a lifelong career, and explore what they’re capable of. Studying at Whitecliffe will help you become a stand-out thinker, innovator and collaborator.
Enrolments for the February 2022 intake is open now, find more information here
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