Our History 2018-05-09T16:16:56+00:00

Whitehouse History

1988

Whitehouse Opens

In 1988 Leanne Whitehouse founded The Whitehouse School in Sydney Australia.

1992

First Accredited Courses Offered in Fashion Design at Whitehouse

Whitehouse Institute of Design commences teaching accredited Design courses in their Sydney Campus.

1996

Accredited Courses Offered in Interior Design

Whitehouse interior students gain a thorough knowledge of the broad range of professional skills required of an interior designer and develop the capacity to apply design solutions

1999

Accredited Courses Offered in Creative Direction & Styling

Creative Direction and Styling specialisation offers a unique multidisciplinary approach to the visual creative industries where students gain skills and knowledge in various commercially driven design fields.

2004

Name Change Announced

The Whitehouse School's name changes to the Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia.

2008

Whitehouse Opens Melbourne Campus

Whitehouse opened its Melbourne Campus in the Historic Royal Mail Exchange Building. The campus' unique status in the fashion community resulted in its selection as the set for Australia's first fashion reality show, Project Runway, Australia. The 6,000 m2 purpose-built campus is a design environment in the heart of the city.

2008

Delivery of Bachelor of Design Begins

Whitehouse Institute of Design commences teaching the Bachelor of Design in Sydney and Melbourne, transitioning all existing vocational students into the Bachelor of Design.

2010

Sydney Campus Relocates to Surry Hills

Whitehouse relocated its Sydney Campus to the design precinct of St Margaret's Square, at 2 Short Street, Surry Hills. The campus occupies seven floors of the state of the art building located within walking distance from Sydney's CBD and design precincts of Surry Hills, Darlinghurst and Paddington.

2013

25 Years in Design Education

In 2013 Whitehouse celebrated 25 years in Design Education with special End of Year Exhibitions and parades at both Campuses titled "A Night In White - Celebrating 25 years”.

2018

30th Anniversary

2018 marks the 30th year of Design Education at Whitehouse Institute of Design.

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