A hub for fostering creative and technical talent, Whitecliffe College is one of New Zealand's most awarded private research institutions. It's a combination of three specialist colleges with more than 130 overall years of expert teaching. Together, the colleges provide an outstanding education that helps students develop their skills and ideas into fruitful careers.
There are four departments each offering a variety of innovative degree programmes:
- Art – students can explore their unique abilities, build their technical skills and create powerful, expressive artworks.
- Design – thinkers and makers can enhance their creative design skills and create better experiences for society.
- Fashion – those captivated by the fashion industry can hone their technical skills whilst bringing their clothing ideas to life.
- Technology – inventive students are able to develop their information technology talents and learn how to build the next big digital platform and the best user experiences.
Teaching staff are highly experienced and passionate about preparing students for the professional world. Classes are enhanced by industry-standard resources and facilities. Alongside practical skills, students are shown how to critique, debate and gain the tools required to shape their communities.
The college has five campus locations across New Zealand, in Auckland City, Manukau, Wellington and Christchurch. In 2019, Auckland was named the third most liveable city worldwide (Mercer Quality of Living Survey). It's one of the most diverse cities globally, as 40 per cent of the locals were born overseas.
New Zealand is a safe and peaceful country full of breathtaking natural scenery, and students are welcomed in by the accommodating population. International students have the chance to immerse themselves in New Zealand's mixture of different cultures, life-changing opportunities and unforgettable experiences.