Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia sees design as positioned at the forefront of rapid and ongoing change in industry, commerce and all aspects of social and community life. In a world of constant flux, education provides a valuable key to innovation, adaptability, personal growth and professional sustainability.
Whitehouse Institute creates and sustains a unique learning environment. This is intentionally designed to induct students into studio practice, working individually, in groups and teams to prepare motivated and reflective practitioners for careers in design and related industries.
Courses focus on creative development through drawing, design and fabrication, together with an appreciation of the importance of design history and aesthetics, in addition to enhanced visual, verbal, written and interpersonal communication. Underpinning this is a commitment to collaboration and shared diligence from staff and students in progressively acquiring the essential specialist insights, design skills and knowledge required to work as a professional designer in a range of creative and technical roles in industry.
In August 2011 the Board of Governors approved the following statement for the Whitehouse Institute.
"Whitehouse Institute prepares graduates for careers in the creative industries as designers in fashion, creative direction & styling and interior design. Specialised design skills and knowledge are developed through the Institute's teaching and learning programs, and collaboration with commerce, industry and cultural organisations. Graduates will contribute to an equitable and civilised society through their engagement in public programs and experimentation with new materials and sustainable technologies. The Institute fosters a learning culture that values scholarship, critical reflection, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship enabling graduates to continue learning throughout their lives and contribute to the quality of life and wealth of the economy."