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Whitecliffe Sponsors D-Photo Magazine Amateur Photographer of the Year 2018 Competition (Student)

Whitecliffe Sponsors D-Photo Magazine Amateur Photographer of the Year 2018 Competition (Student)

We are pleased to announce that Whitecliffe is the sponsor of the D-Photo Magazine Amateur Photographer of the Year 2018 competition - Student category. Entrants to the competition should enter a single image that showcases creative concept and technical skills. Digital post-production is allowable but all the visual elements must be the entrant’s own photographic work. The winning entrant will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship towards tuition fees at Whitecliffe. Entrants must be... > Read more

Photo Media Lecturer David Cowlard Presents at Moving Images – Static Spaces: Architectures, Art, Media, Film, Digital Art and Design Conference in Istanbul

Photo Media Lecturer David Cowlard Presents at Moving Images – Static Spaces: Architectures, Art, Media, Film, Digital Art and Design Conference in Istanbul

Whitecliffe Photo Media Lecturer David Cowlard was invited to present a paper on his current research into 'Short-Form Video and the Possibilities for a New Architectural Criticism' at Moving Images – Static Spaces: Architectures, Art, Media, Film, Digital Art and Design, an... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Melody Jazz Aliivaine Makavani is currently in the midst of her Year 3 studies on the Whitecliffe BFA Photo Media programme. Melody chose to study photography “because I love being able to connect with different people and creating interesting content for my photographic work, installations... > Read more

Fashion Design Students Invited to Participate in 2018 Youth Fashion Summit, Copenhagen

Fashion Design Students Invited to Participate in 2018 Youth Fashion Summit, Copenhagen

Anya Baranova, Jessica Jay, Bridie McCree and Georgia Rahui are Year 4 students whose proposals were accepted to the 2018 Youth Fashion Summit (YFS) to be held from 13-15 May in Copenhagen. YFS is “a platform for students passionate about a sustainable world with fashion as... > Read more

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design Investment Provides Exciting Opportunities

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design Investment Provides Exciting Opportunities

Asia Pacific Education (APEDU) will acquire a majority stake in Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, the award-winning college, considered to be the country’s leading private arts and design institution. Co-founder Michèle Whitecliffe will stay on as President, board director and a... > Read more

Students from St. Olaf College (USA) Visit Whitecliffe

Students from St. Olaf College (USA) Visit Whitecliffe

On January 2, Associate Dean of Fine Arts/Professor of Music Kent McWilliams of St. Olaf College (Minnesota) and 28 students visited the Whitecliffe campus. The opportunity came about when President Michéle Whitecliffe was approached by Kent at an ICFAD (International Council of Fine Arts Deans)... > Read more

2017 Graphic Design Graduate Emma Marriott featured on Design Assembly

2017 Graphic Design Graduate Emma Marriott featured on Design Assembly

2017 BFA Graphic Design graduate Emma Marriott featured as a part of "Hot New Things" on Design Assembly NZ, written by Lana Lopesi. Emma talks about her practice, her experience at Whitecliffe and what the future holds: "I feel very fortunate to have been able to study at... > Read more

Recent Graphic Design Graduate Ken Khun featured on Design Assembly

Recent Graphic Design Graduate Ken Khun featured on Design Assembly

Recent Graphic Design graduate Ken Khun is featured on Design Assembly's Hot New Things. "After I finished high school, I was contemplating studying Graphic or Fashion Design. During the first year at Whitecliffe, I was exposed to a variety of creative opportunities that have allowed me... > Read more

Whitecliffe Welcomes CEO Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei as Guest Speaker to Start off 2018 Academic Year

Whitecliffe Welcomes CEO Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei as Guest Speaker to Start off 2018 Academic Year

Rangimarie Hunia was invited to Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design on Thursday 22 February to present the historical stories, present developments and future aspirations for Ngāti Whātua and within her role as CEO of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. The kōrero took place at Whitecliffe College of... > Read more

2018 Whitecliffe MFA Graduate Exhibition on ArtsDiary

2018 Whitecliffe MFA Graduate Exhibition on ArtsDiary

The 2018 Whitecliffe MFA Graduate Show on 24 January has been documented and is featured on ArtsDiary. You can now view photographs of the students' work and installations on their website here.  (Image by ArtsDiary of MFA graduate Monique Lacey's installation) > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Israa Barghash, who was born and raised in Syria, enrolled in the Certificate in Digital Media & Design in July 2017 and is now a recent graduate, having completed the 18-week programme with... > Read more

Congratulations 2017 Whitecliffe Graduates

Congratulations 2017 Whitecliffe Graduates

We are proud to announce that forty-nine undergraduate and thirty-eight postgraduate students were awarded Bachelor of Fine Art degrees, Postgraduate diplomas and Masters degrees in a graduation... > Read more

End-of-Year Exhibitions 2017

End-of-Year Exhibitions 2017

Join us for the Whitecliffe End-of-Year Exhibitions 2017 from 3 November until 28 November, showcasing artworks and designs from our current FINE ARTS, PHOTO MEDIA, GRAPHIC DESIGN, FASHION DESIGN,... > Read more

Fashion Design Student Sheena Taivairanga’s Exciting Year

Fashion Design Student Sheena Taivairanga’s Exciting Year

Sheena Taivairanga is a Year 4 student who is enjoying a successful final year at Whitecliffe. She presented her graduate collection at the 2017 Whitecliffe Fashion Show at the ANZ Viaduct Events... > Read more

Recent Whitecliffe Graduate Wins Gold at 2017 Best Design Awards

Recent Whitecliffe Graduate Wins Gold at 2017 Best Design Awards

2016 BFA Graphic Design graduate Harrison Sarsfield was awarded a Gold Pin in the Student Graphics section of the 2017 Best Design Awards, held on Friday 6 October at the Viaduct Events Centre.... > Read more

Whitecliffe Opens Print & Cut Hub on Campus for Students and Community

Whitecliffe Opens Print & Cut Hub on Campus for Students and Community

The new Whitecliffe Print & Cut Hub opened on the third floor of the Whitecliffe campus on 26 September. The facility, established in association with Canon, provides printing, cutting and... > Read more

Fine Arts Graduate Kohl Ellice Tyler-Dunshea Debuts Shoe Collaboration with Merchant 1948

Fine Arts Graduate Kohl Ellice Tyler-Dunshea Debuts Shoe Collaboration with Merchant 1948

2016 BFA Fine Arts graduate Kohl Ellice Tyler-Dunshea has collaborated with Merchant 1948 to design the 'Kohl for Isabella Anselmi' shoe collection. Kohl told us that Louise Anselmi from Merchant... > Read more

Graphic Design Senior Lecturer Caroline Powley Profiled on Design Assembly

Graphic Design Senior Lecturer Caroline Powley Profiled on Design Assembly

BFA Graphic Design Senior Lecturer Caroline Powley is featured on Design Assembly's​ By Day/By Night series, where they profile "a range of design teachers from our tertiary institutions to... > Read more

Whitecliffe - Providing a Pathway to a Career in the Creative Industries

Whitecliffe - Providing a Pathway to a Career in the Creative Industries

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... > Read more

Christina Read is Award Winner at 2017 Wallace Art Awards

Christina Read is Award Winner at 2017 Wallace Art Awards

The 2017 Wallace Art Awards were announced on 4 September at the TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre in Hillsborough, Auckland. Whitecliffe Fine Arts Senior Lecturer Christina Read, who received the... > Read more