Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design offers internationally recognised tertiary level programmes ranging from Foundation to Masters, at NQF levels 3-9. We offer two Bachelor programmes. The four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) programme offers majors in fashion design, fine arts, digital media and design, and photo media. The Bachelor of Applied Information Technology This new degree programme aims to prepare industry ready graduates who are specialists in their chosen field of Network Engineering and Security, or Software and Web Development. There are Masters qualifications in arts therapy and fine arts.

Undergraduate students can successfully exit their programme at the Certificate, Diploma, or Degree level. Whitecliffe operates from five campuses located in central Auckland, Manukau, Wellington (2), and Christchurch.

Low student-lecturer ratios support student-centred learning. Whitecliffe provides a comprehensive grounding in business, marketing and professional ethics, as well as a focus on contextual history, theory and social sciences that influence traditional and contemporary arts and design practice. 

Whitecliffe’s focus is on building a globally recognised education brand that develops future business and community leaders that are creative, critical and design thinkers. As a result, our graduates are creative innovators and smart thinkers, whose flair and technical skills make them well equipped for a future in the arts, design, fashion, technology and business fields.



Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
PO Box 8192
Symonds St


09 309 5970


09 302 2957



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67 Symonds St, Auckland City
3 Osterley Way, Manukau City
2-6 Gilmer Tce, Wellington
110 Lampton Quay, Wellington
167 Madras St, Christchurch


  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Therapy
  • Master of Arts in Arts Therapy (Clincial)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Fine Arts, Photo Media, Graphic Design, Fashion and Sustainability)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours)
  • Certificate in Arts and Design
  • Certificate in Digital Media and Design
  • Certificate in Apparel and Fashion Technology
  • Certificate in Apparel and Fashion Technology (Patternmaking)
  • Diploma in Apparel and Fashion Technology
  • NZ Certificate in IT Essentials
  • Diploma in Web Development and Design
  • Diploma in IT Technical Support
  • Diploma in Networking
  • Diploma in Software Development
  • Bachelor of Applied Information Technology


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