The Whitehouse Difference
With very close connections to industry and cultural resources, Whitehouse's approach is always forward-thinking and ambitious. Students undertake a trimester model of study, achieving a Bachelor of Design in just 2 years, allowing students to launch their career in the design industry 1 year earlier than most university graduates. Students can further their qualification by undertaking a Master of Design in 12 months. Master of Design students are innovative thinkers, who have the capability to introduce courageous and experimental designs to today’s global industry, with the support of Whitehouse professionals.
Led by a faculty of industry professionals, Students develop a conceptual and practical foundation to their practice as well as a relevant industry perspective and a pre-established network. Whitehouse staff bring experience from working with companies such as Carven, Vivienne Westwood, ELLE UK, Louis Vuitton and Burberry
Our Guest Lecture Series, hosted across both campuses, gives students an exclusive insight into the inner-workings of the design industry through well-regarded Australian and international design professionals and their depth of knowledge across a range of creative fields. In 2018 Whitehouse welcomed, Head of Shoe Design at Calvin Klein, Head of Accessory at Marc Jacobs and renowned photographer and artist, Justin Ridler.
Whitehouse is part of a worldwide creative community. We open our doors and share our work with thinkers and doers around the world, to challenge current thinking in the design industries and expand practice.
Our students and graduates have access to exclusive national and international industry opportunities, as well as regular in-house guest lectures and competitions.
Students are encouraged to travel internationally and accept global exchange programs in Japan, London and Paris, with some of the best international design schools. From conversations on our campuses, to connections on the other side of the world, we work with others to push practices beyond our walls and challenge the world to change for the better.
Creative Direction & Styling Student
My exchange with Bunka University in Japan has given me a global understanding of design, which enriches my studies at Whitehouse. This valuable understanding gives more context to my work, more experiences to relate to and backs up my design choices.