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 shareholder of the company.
The College has been Michèle Whitecliffe’s driving force for the past 35 years. She and her late husband Greg officially opened the school in 1983, preparing students for lifelong creative work and engagement with their communities.
A Category One provider, Whitecliffe delivers certificates, degrees, postgraduate diplomas and masters level programmes in fine arts, photo media, fashion design, graphic design, arts management and arts therapy. Its lecturers, students and graduates are consistently recognised both nationally and globally for their talent and ability, and Whitecliffe has the highest percentage of research active faculty members of any private institution in New Zealand.
Michèle Whitecliffe says she is delighted to be joining forces with Asia Pacific Education to help take Whitecliffe to the next level.
“I am very proud of what the College has achieved over the last 35 years, and the high regard with which we are held. I am excited to be able to share the next stage of growth with Asia Pacific Education and believe we will make a great team.”
For more information or media interviews, please CONTACT Lianne Saunders:
Lianne Saunders, Director of Marketing and Recruitment
Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
P + 64 9 601 8935