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Whitecliffe College

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1) Whitecliffe College of Art and Design (Auckland) : Whitecliffe produces the highest quality graduates and provides life-transforming educational experiences in arts and design. Building on foundations of excellence, innovation and a commitment to diversity and through a critical combination of making and thinking, rigorous critique, intelligent debate and mutual respect, Whitecliffe prepares its students for lifelong creative work and engagement with their communities. Whitecliffe seeks to instil aesthetic judgment, professional knowledge, collaborative skills and technical expertise in all graduates.

2) Whitecliffe College of Technology and Innovation (Computer Power Plus) (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch) : With a history spanning almost 20 years in New Zealand, Computer Power Plus is one of New Zealand’s leading providers of IT and professional skills training. Thousands of our graduates are now working in rewarding IT careers here and abroad. Computer Power Plus has campuses in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. CPP have an excellent track record of supporting our graduates into IT-related employment. In fact, thousands of their graduates are now working in rewarding IT careers in New Zealand and overseas.

3) Whitecliffe College of Fashion and Sustainability (NZ Fashion Tech) (Auckland, Manukau, Wellington) : NZ Fashion Tech is New Zealand’s leading educator in the fashion and sewn products industries. An award winning fashion and garment technology college, registered and accredited with the NZ Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

NZ Fashion Tech has an excellent relationship, and works very closely with Competenz previously ATITO (Apparel and Textile Industry Training Organisation), and is considered to be one of the best practical technical trainers to the industry in the country.

NZ Fashion Tech serves a diverse group of sewn products industries throughout New Zealand. These include both domestic and export manufacturers who all share a common shortage of skilled staff.

Important Facts

Whitecliffe is New Zealand's Art School of First Choice

Whitecliffe is the most prestigious art and design Tertiary institution in New Zealand. Whitecliffe is widely viewed as the ART SCHOOL OF FIRST CHOICE by New Zealand students and secondary school teachers.

International students at Whitecliffe have the benefit of studying alongside the best of New Zealand students.

Whitecliffe is Government Funded

Whitecliffe is recognised and funded by the New Zealand Government.

Whitecliffe is New Zealand owned and operated

Whitecliffe was established in 1982 and is the only privately owned, degree-conferring art and design institution in New Zealand that is New Zealand owned.

Whitecliffe is a Category One Institution

New Zealand has a well established international reputation for high-quality education and for rigorous review of Education providers by The New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA)

NZQA is highly confident in the educational performance of Whitecliffe and has awarded Whitecliffe the highest grading of Category One.

High Course Completion Rates

Whitecliffe course completion and pass rates average 80% which is the highest for any arts and design programme in New Zealand. Whitecliffe has a 90% success rate with job placement for design students who graduate with an advanced qualification (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

Diverse cultural backgrounds

International students at Whitecliffe come from over fifteen different countries including China, Canada, England, India, Japan, Korea, New Caledonia, Pacific Islands, Russia, USA and Vietnam, Whitecliffe faculty and staff are also drawn from diverse cultural backgrounds, such as Japan, China, India, United Kingdom, Pacific Islands, South Africa and Europe.

Ethnicity is valued at Whitecliffe and students are encouraged to reference their cultural heritage in their art and design work.

Internationally recognised qualifications

As with other highly respected private arts and design institutions around the world such as the Royal College of Arts in London, the Art Institute in Chicago, Pratt Institute and Parsons in New York City, The Otis School of Art and Design in Los Angeles, and the Rhode Island School of Design all Whitecliffe qualifications conferred are internationally recognised.

Pathways to further International study

Whitecliffe has a respected international reputation for both its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and has established pathway and study abroad arrangements to Higher Education with a number of notable universities overseas. These universities include Otis College of Arts and Design, Los Angeles, Pennsylvania State University, Montclair State University – New Jersey, The University of Michigan, The University of North Dakota, Texas Christian University – Fort Worth and Valdosta State University – South Georgia.

Whitecliffe is a dedicated Art and Design Institution

As Whitecliffe is a dedicated arts and design institution, all funding is directed to the arts and design programmes, to the campus facilities and for the benefit of all students.

In comparison with larger Institutions and Universities with multiple degree programmes, there is no requirement for departments to contest for a varying portion of funding.

Whitecliffe facilities

The Whitecliffe library and research resources are specifically targeted to support students studying arts and design. Once students have entered Year 2 of the BFA they will be allocated specific individual work areas/studio spaces for the duration of the academic year. Students have access to the studios in the evenings and over the weekends. The campus buildings are secure and access is controlled by swipe card.

 

Ranking / Awards

Whitecliffe is an award-winning specialist arts and design school where students, graduates and faculty win numerous national and international awards of note including:

  • Eden Arts Art Schools Top Award as the consistently top art school in Auckland since the awards was established in 2011.
  • Australasian Graduate of The Year – Fashion Design
  • Australasian Graduate of The Year – Visual Communication
  • id Emerging Designer
  • Best Awards
  • AgIdeas

Features

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  • Type of Accommodation: Off Campus

Financials

Annual Cost of living 15000 NZD /year
Average Annual UG Fee N/A
Average Annual PG Fee N/A
Application Fee N/A

Contact Information

  • 24 Balfour Road, Parnell Auckland 1052, New Zealand
  • To know more contact PSA toll free number 18002585772

Programs Offered

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Bachelor of Fashion Design (L7)

  • Length 03 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 81000 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 5 days
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Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) (L8)

  • Length 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 27000 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 5 days
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Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

  • Length 03 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 81000 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 5 days
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Certificate in Arts and Design NZQF (L4)

  • Length 04 Month  , 14 Days
  • Total Tuition Fee 12000 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 5 days
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Certificate in Digital Media and Design NZQF (L4)

  • Length 04 Month  , 14 Days
  • Total Tuition Fee 12000 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 5 days
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Master of Arts in Arts Therapy (Clinical) (L9)

  • Length 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 54000 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 5 days
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Master of Fine Arts (L9)

  • Length 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 54000 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 5 days
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NZ Certificate in Apparel and Fashion Technology (L3)

  • Length 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 17850 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 5 days
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NZ Certificate in Apparel and Fashion Technology (Patternmaking) (L4)

  • Length 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 18200 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 5 days
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NZ Certificate in Information Technology (L5)

  • Length 04 Month  , 07 Days
  • Total Tuition Fee 9000 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 5 days
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NZ Diploma in Apparel and Fashion Technology (DFT) (L5)

  • Length 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 18460 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 5 days
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NZ Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (L5)

  • Length 08 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee 17999 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 5 days
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NZ Diploma in IT Technical Support (L5) AND NZ Diploma in Networking (L6)

  • Length 01 Year  , 02 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee 27999 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 5 days
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NZ Diploma in Networking (L6)

  • Length 08 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee 17265 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 5 days
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NZ Diploma in Software Development (L6)

  • Length 01 Year  , 03 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee 27999 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 5 days
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NZ Diploma in Web Development & Design (L5)

  • Length 08 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee 17999 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 5 days
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NZ Diploma in Web Development and Design (L5) AND NZ Diploma in Software Development (L6)

  • Length 01 Year  , 08 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee 27999 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 5 days
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Post Graduate Diploma in Arts Therapy (L8)

  • Length 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 27000 NZD
  • Application Fee N/A
  • Average processing time 5 days
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