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.
- TERM 2 2019 EVENING COURSES
- TERM 2 2019 WEEKEND INTENSIVE COURSES (COMING SOON)
- 2019 CONTINUING EDUCATION CALENDAR
- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- TERMS & CONDITIONS
AL: All Levels
L1: Beginner Level
L2: Intermediate Level (with some previous experience or has completed a L1 course)
L3: Advanced Level (with a regular art practice, in need of personal guidance)
Painting / Drawing / Ceramics / Photography / Digital Design / Textile, Fashion / Mentoring
(Click on each course title to go to the course page)
From 6 May to 10 June
From 7 May to 11 June
From 8 May to 12 June
From 9 May to 13 June
with Katie Smith
(no class 28 May)
with Becky Richards
with Peeti Lamwilai
with Petra Ludvigson
with Paul Shadbolt
with Petra Ludvigson
with Paul Shadbolt
with Nazneen Sethna
with Katrina Iosia
WE DON'T RUN FASHION DESIGN SHORT COURSES IN TERM 4. Our undergraduate students need the fashion studios to prepare for their end of year collection. So make sure you can attend the course in term 1, 2 or 3 to avoid disappointment.
Please note the continuing education courses align with Whitecliffe's university calendar and don't necessary align with the general school calendar (Highlighted in yellow in the calendar below).
Please ensure you can attend each class by checking the 2019 term dates below:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is there any entry requirement?
No qualifications or experience are necessary unless specified in the course description.
Do I need to apply?
Short courses are open to anyone and on first in, first served basis. Just enrol online.
Who can attend the short courses?
Courses are open to all people aged 14 years and over unless specified otherwise in the course description
Is it full time studies? And How long is the course?
Short courses typically only run for
- one term = one evening per week for 6 weeks (6pm to 9pm) - 18 hours of tuition
- one weekend = 1 or 2 days (10am to 4.30pm) - 6 or 12 hours of tuition
- one week = summer school or high school winter programme (10am to 4.30pm)
Do I need to have attended a previous course?
No you don't need to have previous experience for most of our courses. Some courses at Intermediate level require some pre-acquired knowledge.
Do I get a certificate or a diploma or credits at the end of the course?
The lecturer can provide you with a certificate of attendance but this is not recognised by NZQA. 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.
Can I get a student loan to pay for the short course tuition?
No sorry. The short courses are non-credit courses.
Can I get a student visa when enrolling in a short course?
No. 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.
Can WINZ pay for my course?
It is possible in some cases. Your WINZ agent will be able to help you with this.
Can my employer pay for my course?
Some courses such as Digital Design (Adobe) can be considered as personal development and you can ask your employer to pay for it. Once this has been discussed and agreed between you and your employer, we can provide a GST Invoice for their financial records. Contact us to know more about this.
I can't pay with a credit card. How can I enrol?
Just contact us. We can arrange an invoice for online banking payment. You can also pay for your course by cash and Eftpos at Whitecliffe's reception during business hours.
Where is the course?
All our short courses take place at our main campus: Whitecliffe, 24 Balfour Road, Parnell
See map HERE
We don’t run courses at other venue and we don’t provide online courses.
Can I get an extra class to catch up on the one I missed?
No sorry. If you miss a class, the tutor will have to continue with the lesson plan for the group and will not be able to provide you with one-on-one catch up time.
Can I borrow equipment from Whitecliffe to work at home between classes?
No sorry. The equipment used for the short courses (sewing machine, screen printing equipment, computers…) are only to be used during the course hours at Whitecliffe. Our undergraduate students use the equipment during the week.
I don’t have a digital camera, can Whitecliffe provide one so I can attend the Digital Photography class?
No sorry, we don't have any spare camera to lend for short courses.
Where can I park?
Balfour Road and Gladstone Road have free unlimited car park after 6pm. Please note the students attending a short course cannot park in the staff carpark.
What are the terms dates?
Please check our calendar HERE. Please note Whitecliffe is a tertiary institution and its academic calendar doesn’t always follow the normal school calendar. Some short courses may start or end during the general school holidays.
What material do I need to bring and what is the cost?
You can consult the required material list on each course page. The cost may vary depending on the type of class.
Where/when can I have lunch/dinner and tea breaks?
Students can come to Whitecliffe straight from work and have dinner before their evening class using the students’ common room facility (microwave and hot water tap). Please bring your dinner and cutlery or organise a UBEReats delivery. For lunch during weekend course, we recommend student to bring their own or walk down the cafes on the Strand and St George Bay Road. Whitecliffe provides tea, coffee and milk for short breaks during the classes.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
VISA AND STUDENT LOAN:
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.
PAYMENT AND REFUND TERMS:
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 Eventbrite, contact the office on 09 309 5970 or email email@example.com to get more information about other types of payment available (Eftpos, Cash and Direct Credit). For schools and corporate, we can provide an Invoice.
If a course is cancelled by Whitecliffe you will be advised 7 days prior to the start date and your course fee will be refunded in full. 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 only receive a 50% refund of the course fee.
NO REFUND OR TRANSFER WILL BE GIVEN AFTER A COURSE HAS STARTED.
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
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.