Why study at Whitecliffe?

Whitecliffe offers programmes from level 4 certificates to level 9 master qualifications* in the following fields:

Arts, Design, Fashion, Information Technology and Jewellery Design

Start at a level that suits your experience and qualifications, and then progress to higher-level programmes.

*pathways available for each area of study on the school pages.

Whitecliffe College is one of New Zealand’s highest-ranked and awarded research institutions in the private sector and has a long-standing record of academic excellence.

Why study at Whitecliffe?

Beyond the ordinary:

  • Internationally recognised qualifications
  • Programmes designed with industry partners
  • Faculty who are experts in their fields
  • One-to-one engagement
  • Career and employability support
  • Real-world experience
  • Future Design Technologies
  • Internships
  • Blended delivery model
  • Sustainable practice
  • Fashion show exposure
  • Own studio space

At Whitecliffe, we embrace your unique vision, empowering you to transform ideas into reality. Join us to unleash creative thinking, take risks, and develop advanced skills for a lifelong career. Our commitment to bravery and reflection shapes the next generation of leaders, creatives, and innovators in diverse fields.

If you are undecided and still looking for your future profession, see where we can take you with a comprehensive and well-rounded education that prepares you for your future.

Future career pathway opportunities:

Fine ArtsDesignFashionInformation TechnologyJewellery
Art directorCreative directorFashion designerComputer programmerGoldsmith
Set designerUX/UI designerFashion buyerTechnology solutionsJewellery designer
Art consultantInformation architectFashion journalistNetwork architectFreelance practitioner
CuratorMotion designerSustainability consultantFront-end / Back-end developerBench jewellery
Visual designerDigital arts designerQuality controlSoftware engineerCAD designer
Creative strategistAnimatorStylistIT business analystManufacturer
Creative project leadApplication developerGarment technicianAI engineerBrand Manager
Exhibiting artistAdvertising managerTextile designerUX designerMerchandise director
Gallery managerBrand strategistTrend forecasterCybersecurity specialistJewellery consultant
Lens-based artist3D designerPatternmakerSolutions engineerGemmologist
Photo journalistVideo productionCostume designerMobile app developerFilm and media
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*additional career pathways are available for each programme of study on the individual school pages.

Take the time to explore Whitecliffe's programs, visit the campus, and speak with current students or alumni to make an informed decision about your tertiary education.

For more information contact our admissions team at 0800 800 300 or admissions@whitecliffe.ac.nz

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