Courses

Bachelor of Design

 

The Bachelor of Design degree offers three specialisations; Fashion Design, Interior Design and Creative Direction and Styling. The degree consists of six study periods in a trimester model and is completed within 2 years. Students undertake five subjects each study period. Further information on these subjects can be found in the Course Structure below. Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia is a member of International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI) and The Australian Fashion Chamber (AFC), where Leanne Whitehouse is an Executive Director of the board. Whitehouse Institute is the only design institute in Australia to have an alumni showcase their collection at Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris. Whitehouse Alumni, Tamara Ralph of Ralph & Russo presents her couture label annually and is one of only three female creative directors worldwide who together with Donatella Versace and Maria Grazia Chiuri of Dior are eligible to present their collections at Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris. 
 

FASHION DESIGN



The Fashion Design Specialisation focuses on innovative design with commercial design underpinnings. The course is industry facing and offers a wide range of fashion skills required to be successful in the fashion industry. The fashion design student builds their practical skills during the workshop unit starting with: a skirt in study period one, a full pant look in study period two, a two body story in study period three, a three body story in study period four, a three body story including menswear in study period five and a graduate runway collection in study period six. Each study period students realise their 2D design process into a garment prototype and present their garment/s to a panel. Our fashion design course provides a relevant, contemporary course that prepares students with theoretical, design and technical knowledge relevant the fashion industry. 

 

INTERIOR DESIGN



The Interior Design Specialisation focuses on a diverse range of interior design areas including; residential interior design, furniture and installation design, retail interior design, community interior design, commercial office interior design and a signature project. Our interior design course provides a relevant, contemporary course that engages the current and future directions of the interior design industry. A Whitehouse Interior graduate will be able to understand the theory that underpins their work and provide them with the skills to engage in an intelligent, innovative design practice. Graduates of the Bachelor of Design, Interior Design are fully equipped with the practical skills and professional knowledge to begin work as Interior Designers on commercial, residential and corporate projects. Some of the Interior Design graduate career pathways are: interior designer, interior products designer, furniture designer, lighting designer, set designer (theatre), and interiors stylist for magazines.

 

CREATIVE DIRECTION & STYLING



The Creative Direction and Styling Specialisation is a unique area of study which challenges a students’ ability to work in a multidisciplinary industry. Each study period has a focus on an area of the creative direction field including; visual merchandising, fashion styling, editorial and moving image, interior design & styling, event design and management and a signature project. The Creative Direction degree is underpinned with core graphic design principles and skills for the styling of people and spaces, photography and the presentation of ideas for magazine and publishing within print and digital formats. Graduates from the Creative Direction and Styling degree will have professionally developed their personal design philosophy, team leadership skills and the ability to creatively direct unique and innovative design outcomes.

 

Whitehouse Institute’s commitment to student welfare can be seen through student learning support materials and mentoring programs, and in the learning environments which invite experimentation and creative practice.

 

Whitehouse | Connected  

Whitehouse Institute of Design connects with many areas of the creative industries. Our students and graduates have access to exclusive national and international industry opportunities, through the Whitehouse connected community we have placed students in over 200 opportunities in the last twelve months. 

Our students have interned at and had opportunities with; Alexander Wang, Zac Posen, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Vivienne Westwood, Vogue Australia, RUSSH Magazine, Harrolds, Guess, MJ Bale, Vogue Fashion Night Out, VAMFF (Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival), Sass & Bide, Domayne, CFDA (Council of Fashion Designer of America), MBFWA (Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia), Microsoft, Veronika Maine, CUE, Woods Bagot, Camilla and Marc and The Australian Fashion Chamber. Whitehouse participates annually with the Witchery White Shirt Campaign, MSFW (Melbourne Spring Fashion Week) emerging designer runway and the Grand Designs Australia design competition to name a few. 

Students are invited to guest lectures that are hosted over both campuses that take place throughout the year. Over the last six months we have hosted guest lectures from Peter Alexander on the Business of Fashion, Richard Nicoll - Building a Fashion Brand and Dr Edmund Lee, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Design Centre on Design Innovation.

 

CRICOS Course Code: 085283C

Type Undergraduate
Availability Domestic and international
Fee help Available
Study mode Full time
Duration 2 years
Course code 085283C
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Cricos 085283C
Next intake The next intake for the Bachelor of Design is January 2017
Categories
  • Creative Direction & Styling
  • Fashion design
  • Interior design
Locations
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • How to Apply

    How to Apply for the Bachelor of Design 

    • Read the Bachelor of Design course information and Application Guide. 
    • Complete an online Application Form.
    • Submit a copy of your required documents with your Application Form or at interview. 
      1. Passport or Birth Certificate.
      2. Resume / CV.
      3. Your latest Academic Transcripts (High School Report, HSC/VCE Results or Highest Qualification Achieved).
      4. Creative Portfolio (6-8 pieces in any medium).
      5. Motivational Statement (300 words, please see interview and portfolio guide).
    • Once you have submitted these documents, a member of the Whitehouse Team will be in contact with you to arrange a meeting and campus tour. 

     

    Apply Online - September 2017

     

    Documents Available to Download

     

  • Domestic Student Entry Requirements

    Academic Entry Requirements

    Entry into the Bachelor of Design is based on a combination of academic performance and creative potential.

    To be eligible for admission you must satisfy one of the entry requirements below:

    • NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) or Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent with an Australian Tertiary Admisson Rank (ATAR) of 67.95. Queensland Overall Position (OP) equivalent would be 15; OR
    • Recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate; OR
    • Certificate IV level or higher vocational level qualification; OR
    • Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution; OR
    • At least 5 years of significant professional practice within the creative industries.

     

    If you do not meet any of the five minimum entry requirements, you may be able to apply for entry under special admissions provisions including mature age, disadvantage, or bonus ATAR points due to completion of creative arts subjects or VET for Secondary Students.

    If you are a year 12 student applying prior to official release of results, you will need to supply your most recent academic results (high school report or other). Whitehouse Institute can make conditional offers and provides early entry to applicants based on current academic performance. You are encouraged to apply early to secure your place with us. Enrolment will be confirmed on satisfactory completion of your year 12 studies. If your ATAR is below 67.95, you are encouraged to contact Whitehouse Institute to discuss our bonus ATAR scheme.

    Note: Applicants may be required to complete a literacy assessment. This will take the form of a 1000 word written task on a topic defined by the Academic Director. Submission of this document does not guarantee admission, but can be used as evidence of English proficiency in combination with your portfolio and personal statement.

     

    Creative Entry Requirements

    Creative Portfolio 

    Whitehouse Institute uses your Creative Portfolio and Motivational Statement to assess your creative potential. We look at how you demonstrate your interest, commitment and motivation for studying in your chosen design specialisation.​ The Creative Portfolio should be a selection of original work (6-8 pieces). This could include but is not limited to illustrations, digital work, photography, garments, creative writing, textile design and artworks.  

    Motivational Statement

    Your motivational statement should be (300 words) stating why you have chosen to study design at Whitehouse and what/who inspires your creativity.  You may want to include what personal interests and career goals.  

     

    Further Information

    Further information on Application and Entry Requirements can be found in the 2016-17 Application Guide. 

     

    Privacy Statement

    The information supplied by you is required by Whitehouse Institute Pty Ltd. to manage your application, potential enrolment and to inform you of relevant news and events. The information supplied will be held by Student Administration. Please note that failure to supply any part of the information may result in Whitehouse not being able to properly assess your application. You may not receive relevant information and correspondence important to your application and/or studies. Misleading, incomplete or false information may result in the cancellation of your application or subsequent enrolment. Whitehouse reserves the right to verify academic qualifications as supplied by you in your Application for Enrolment to the Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia. No personal information will be given to a third party without your consent, except where required by law.

    On occasion, and as required by law, Whitehouse Institute Pty Ltd. may be required to disclose the personal information of students, staff and clients to outside organisations, providing such organisations are aware of our published Privacy Policy and agree to comply. This includes accounting auditors and lawyers, Government and regulatory authorities such as The Commonwealth Department of Education, ATO (Australian Taxation Office), ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority), TESQA (Tertiary Education, Quality Standards Agency) and IMMI (Department of Immigration and Citizenship).

    Accreditation

    Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia is a private higher education provider registered by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).  Whitehouse is approved to deliver the accredited Bachelor of Design with specialisations in Fashion Design, Interior Design and Styling & Creative Direction to local and overseas students in Victoria and New South Wales. The registration details are included in the TESQA National Register.  TESQA Provider No: PRV12065.

    Further Policies & Procedures

    Please refer to the website for further information on Policies and Procedures governing the Whitehouse Institute.

    Disclaimer

    Whitehouse Institute Pty Ltd. trading as Whitehouse Institute of Design Australia reserves the right not to admit students who, in its view, are unlikely to be able to meet the academic, creative, technical, and linguistic or workplace health and safety requirements of its courses. All courses offered by Whitehouse Institute are subject to minimum numbers. 

     

     

  • International Student Entry Requirements

    International Student Information

    The Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia is pleased to welcome overseas students to its campuses in Sydney and Melbourne. Whitehouse has a diverse student community with students coming from all over Australia and from various international destinations. It is advisable that international students are familiar with the entry requirements, course structure, tuition fees and Whitehouse policies before lodging an application to study. 

    Before applying, we recommend you visit the official Australian government web site for international students studying in Australia, studyinaustralia.gov.au

    Academic Entry Requirements

    Entry into the Bachelor of Design is based on a combination of academic performance and creative potential. 

    To be eligible for admission applicants must satisfy one of the listed recognised international qualifications; 

    • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
    • GCE A Levels
    • American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
    • Advanced International Certificate of Education
    • European Baccalaureate
    • Tertiary or Foundation Studies

    If your secondary school qualification differs from the recognised international qualifications listed above, you may still be eligible for admission. Please contact enquiry@whitehouse-design.edu.au for country specific requirements. 

     

    Special Entry Requirements

    Applicants may be regarded as eligible for admission if they have:

    • Have at least five years of relevant professional practice within the creative design industries. To support your application, please provide a personal statement and resume with detailed work history, including references.
    • Are able to provide information and results on any relevant courses completed or attempted. 

    Overseas students are subject to the same entry standards as domestic students, however there a couple of additional requirements:

    • Be 18 or over at the time of enrolment.
    • Are eligible for an International Student Visa, and plan to only study on a full time basis.

     

    English Language Requirements 

    All Whitehouse lectures, tutorials, assessments and briefs will be delivered in English, in order to comfortably meet the academic requirements of the course you will need to provide evidence and documentation of English language proficiency through one of the two recognised options below.

    1. Complete secondary or tertiary studies in English or in an English speaking country for a minimum period of two years. These studies must have been completed entirely in English, this includes instruction and assessment. For example GCE A Levels or IB. 

    2. Achieving an IELTS Academic English score of 6.5 or above with no band score lower than 6.0. TOEFL iBT is also accepted with a minimum score of 85.

    Note: Applicants may be required to complete a literacy assessment. This will take the form of a 1000 word written task on a topic defined by the Academic Director. Submission of this document does not guarantee admission, but can be used as evidence of English proficiency in combination with your portfolio and motivational statement.

     

     

    Creative Entry Requirements

    Creative Portfolio 

    Whitehouse Institute uses your Creative Portfolio and Motivational Statement to assess your creative potential. We look at how you demonstrate your interest, commitment and motivation for studying in your chosen design specialisation.​ The Creative Portfolio should be a selection of original work (6-8 pieces). This could include but is not limited to illustrations, digital work, photography, garments, creative writing, textile design and artworks.  

    Motivational Statement

    Your motivational statement should be (300 words) stating why you have chosen to study design at Whitehouse and what/who inspires your creativity.  You may want to include what personal interests and career goals.

    NOTE: As an international student, your submission will be accepted digitally. Upon the receipt of these documents, a Skype/Facetime interview will be scheduled with you. 

     

    Further Information

    Further information on Application and Entry Requirements can be found in the 2016-17 Application Guide. 

     

    Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC)

    Students on an overseas student visa are legally required to provide evidence of maintaining Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) while studying in Australia. When accepting an offer to enrol at Whitehouse Institute and payment of requested tuition fees, overseas students are required to also take out OSHC for the proposed duration of their student visa. Non payment of OSHC could delay issue of your student visa

    In the event of a new student to Whitehouse already holding OSHC with Medibank Private, Whitehouse can renew on your behalf with required payment for the proposed duration of student visa. Should a student choose to renew OSHC independently, they are to provide proof of renewal to Student Administration before commencement of studies or before date of OSHC expiry.  Non-renewal of OSHC is a breach of student visa condition.

    Under agreement between the Commonwealth Government and Belgian/Norwegian Governments, students are considered to have met 'adequate insurance' requirements on the basis of the Reciprocal Health Care Agreement between Australia and Belgium/Norway. If you are a Belgian/Norwegian student, you will not have to take out OSHC. Swedish students may be waived the compulsory OSHC visa requirement. Swedish students whose insurance is provided by CSN International (the Swedish National Board of Student Aid) or Kammarkollegiet (the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administration Agency) will not need to take out OSHC. If you are a Swedish student who is not covered by CSN or Kammarkollegiet, you will need to take out OSHC.

    Only Australian registered private health insurers can offer OSHC.  The Australian Government monitors and regulates insurers covering people living temporarily in Australia. The Government is not able to protect the interests of people insured by overseas insurance companies in the same way.  Whitehouse uses Medibank Private for OSHC - visit the Medibank Private website for information and premiums.

    More information can be found www.immi.gov.au/students/ or http://www.health.gov.au

    Cancellation and Refund Policy

    By accepting a place in any one of the Whitehouse Institute’s courses, the student enters into an agreement to study a course for the expected published duration of the enrolled program of study – their enrolment then is bound by the terms and conditions of the Cancellation and Refund Policy. Download a copy of the Canellation and Refund Policy.

    Tuition Assurance

    Whitehouse has met the tuition assurance requirements of the Higher Education Support Act (HESA) as a member of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET). Whitehouse is compliant with the requirements as set out in the ESOS Act. For further information, contact Whitehouse. Click here to read the Tuition Assurance Statement in full

    Education Services for Overseas Students

    The Education Services for Overseas Students Act (ESOS Act) determines, in part, the nature of the relationship Whitehouse will develop with you. The ESOS Act has been established to ensure a high quality learning experience in Australia. For more information, visit the government website Australian Education International.

    Visa and Immigration Matters

    Your right to study in Australia as an overseas student is embodied in your student visa, which in turn imposes certain conditions that you must fulfil to stay in Australia. The Whitehouse must remind you that it is your responsibility to fulfil these requirements and that failure to comply with these requirements means that the Whitehouse is required by law to report any breaches of the visa conditions to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).

    The Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia cannot, as a matter of regulatory compliance, quality assurance and business policy, assist an overseas student with any of the following matters:

    • Initial applications to the Australian Government to obtain a student visa
    • Subsequent applications for visa renewal or variation Reversing visa cancellations for defaulting students
    • Visa applications from family members or associates of students
    • Residency applications following course completion
    • Requests from immigration agents or lawyers

    The Whitehouse Institute will not compromise its status as a registered provider of higher education, or the accreditation of its courses by inappropriately advising or assisting students on visa or immigration matters. For information or assistance visit www.immi.gov.au

    Accreditation

    Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia is a registered private provider of higher education by the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA). Whitehouse Institute is approved to deliver the accredited Bachelor of Design with specialisations in Fashion Design, Interior Design and Creative Direction & Styling to domestic and international students.

    The registration details are included in the TEQSA National Register. 

    TESQA Provider No: PRV12065

    The following approval has been granted for international student study in higher education by the relevant approval body:

    CRICOS Provider Code: 02863C

    BDes CRICOS Course Code: 085283C

    Art and Technical Kit

    Whitehouse Institute will provide you with a detailed list of basic art materials and technical items. The kits vary according to course requirements and are the starter kits for your design studies. Students may make their own arrangements for supplies and can be assembled by you or purchased from Whitehouse prior to commencement. Students are under no obligation to purchase the kits from Whitehouse.  Since costs of materials and supplies vary according to the program you study and individual projects, you will need to make provisions for special items. Specialised Studio Workshops require additional materials and supplies and the costs are determined by your choice of material and items.

    Privacy Statement

    The information supplied by you is required by Whitehouse to manage your application, potential enrolment and to inform you of relevant news and events. The information supplied will be held by Student Administration. Please note that failure to supply any part of the information may result in Whitehouse not being able to properly assess your application. You may not receive relevant information and correspondence important to your application and/or studies. Supply of misleading, incomplete or false information may result in the cancellation of your application or subsequent enrolment. Whitehouse reserves the right to verify academic qualifications as supplied by you in your Application for Enrolment to the Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia. No personal information will be given to a third party without your consent, except where required by law.

    On occasion, and as required by law, Whitehouse Institute may be required to disclose the personal information of students, staff and clients to outside organisations, providing such organisations are aware of our published Privacy Policy and agree to comply. This includes accounting auditors and lawyers, Government and regulatory authorities such as the Commonwealth Department of Education; ATO (Australian Taxation Office), ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority), TESQA (Tertiary Education, Quality Standards Agency) and IMMI (Department of Immigration and Citizenship).

    Further Policies & Procedures

    Please refer to the website for further information on Policies and Procedures governing the Whitehouse Institute.

    Disclaimer

    Whitehouse Institute of Design Australia reserves the right not to admit students who, in its view, are unlikely to be able to meet the academic, creative, technical, and linguistic or workplace health and safety requirements of its courses.

  • Course Structure | Outcomes

    The Bachelor of Design degree offers three specialisations; Fashion Design, Interior Design and Creative Direction and Styling. The degree consists of six study periods in a trimester model and is completed within 2 years. Students undertake five subjects each study period as follows:

    Unit Delivery hours per trimester Credit points per subject
    Design Contexts 45 hours 6 credit points
    Digital Design 45 hours 6 credit points
    Illustration for Design 45 hours 6 credit points
    Design Methods 45 hours 6 credit points
    Design Workshop 180 hours 24 credit points

     

    Design Context
    Looks at historical, cultural and social influences that impact on contemporary design practices. Students relate their research to their chosen speacialisation and how the relationship of culture, history and marketplace informs design and designers today.  

     

    Digital Design
    Focuses on visual communication through print and digital medias. This area of study examines the principles of communication realised through effective and innovative visual outcomes.

     

    Illustration for Design
    Focuses on communication techniques relevant to the specialisation of choice.  A diverse range of media is investigated, used and mastered to successfully communicate design intent through illustration.

     

    Design Methods
    Investigates and interrogates design innovation in your chosen specialisation area of Fashion, interior or creative direction. Materiality is explored to aid design innovation.

     

    Design Workshop
    Supports students through the realisation of their 2D design to a 3D prototype. This area of study provides students with the opportunity to integrate and apply their skills and knowledge from all other subject areas. Discipline specific technical practices are developed in the design workshop.

     

    What are my career options after studying the Fashion Design?

    Graduates of the Bachelor of Design, Fashion Design are fully equipped with the practical skills and professional knowledge to begin work as Fashion Designers. Graduate career paths may also include: fashion buyer, fashion writer, fashion illustrator, merchandiser and pattern maker. Graduates from the Bachelor of Design are also able to further their studies at Master and Doctoral levels, both in Australia and overseas.

     

    What are my career options after studying Interior Design?

    Graduates of the Bachelor of Design, Interior Design are fully equipped with the practical skills and professional knowledge to begin work as Interior Designers on commercial, residential and corporate projects. Interior Design graduate career pathways may include: interior designer, interior products designer, furniture designer, textile designer, model maker, lighting designer, set designer (theatre), and interiors stylist for magazines in domestic and commercial contexts. Graduates from the Bachelor of Design are also able to further their studies at Master and Doctoral levels, both in Australia and overseas.

     

    What are my career options after studying Creative Direction & Styling?

    Graduates of the Bachelor of Design, Creative Direction & Styling are fully equipped with the practical skills and professional knowledge to begin work in a range of design industries. Graduate career pathways may include: design professionals and practitioners such as stylist, creative director, event stylist, art director, illustrator, trend forecaster, visual merchandiser, fashion buyer, style journalist or fashion editor. Graduates from the Bachelor of Design are also able to further their academic studies at both Master and Doctoral levels, both in Australia and overseas.

  • Fees & Academic Dates 2017

    Bachelor of Design - Domestic Student

    Bachelor of Design - International Student

     

    The Subject Fees and Incidental Fee schedules apply for 2017 only and are subject to annual review and alteration.  All fees are in Australian Dollars and inclusive of GST where GST is applicable. The Fee documents attached are for tuition only and do not include course material costs. 

  • FEE-HELP

    Tuition Fee Payment Options

    You can choose to pay your tuition fees in the following ways:

    • FEE-HELP Assistance
    • Pay Fees Upfront
    • Upfront Payment for Single Unit/s + FEE-HELP

    Tuition fees for each study period are to be paid in advance before the commencement of each study period.  You can either elect to pay upfront, in full or a portion upfront, with the balance deferred to FEE-HELP.

    If you elect to pay your tuition fees up front, this does not prevent you from accessing FEE-HELP at any time, provided a Request for FEE-HELP assistance form is lodged before the relevant Census Date for each study period.

    FEE-HELP

    Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia has been approved by the Commonwealth Government to offer FEE-HELP.   FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee-paying students to pay all or part of their tuition fees.  The Commonwealth Government pays the fees directly to Whitehouse Institute. Eligible students can borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay their tuition fees.

    For 2017, the FEE HELP limit is $100,879 for most students except those undertaking medicine, dentistry and veterinary science courses (as defined in the Higher Education Support Act 2003). 

    A 25 per cent loan fee applies to FEE-HELP loans for undergraduate courses; this fee does not count towards the FEE-HELP limit. FEE-HELP does not cover any additional expenses such as course materials, art & technical equipment, or living expenses. There is no interest applied to the FEE-HELP debt, however it is indexed annually by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to maintain its real value by adjusting it in line with changes in the cost of living. 

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for FEE-HELP you must be an Australian citizen, or hold a permanent humanitarian visa whilst remaining a resident in Australia, or a permanent visa holder who is undertaking study for overseas-trained professional and will be a resident in Australia for the duration of studies.

    When is a FEE-HELP debt incurred?

    You incur a FEE-HELP debt immediately after the census date for the study period for which you received FEE-HELP assistance. If you have requested a FEE-HELP loan, but change your mind about studying, you must cancel or defer your enrolment in writing from the subject(s) on or before the census date or you will incur a debt to the Commonwealth Government.

    *This information is current as of 13 Dec 2016. Any changes to government legislation will be updated when available. For more information about FEE-HELP, your rights & obligations, please visit the Commonwealth Government website: http://studyassist.gov.au/FEE-HELP

    Cancellation and Refund Policy

    By accepting a place in any one of the Whitehouse Institute’s courses, the student enters into an agreement to study a course for the expected published duration of the enrolled program of study – their enrolment then is bound by the terms and conditions of the Cancellation and Refund Policy. Download a copy of the Cancellation and Refund Policy.

    Financial Support

    Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia is registered by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and as such Youth Allowance or Austudy or other financial support options are available for eligible Australian citizens attending Whitehouse. Further information www.centrelink.gov.au.

    Tuition Assurance

    Whitehouse has met the tuition assurance requirements of the Higher Education Support Act (HESA) as a member of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET). Whitehouse is compliant with the HESA.  For further information contact Whitehouse. Click here to read the Tuition Assurance Statement in full.

  • FAQs

    What is a Creative Portfolio?

    The creative portfolio is a selection of your best work which demonstrates your creative potential. A portfolio usually consists of between 8 - 20 examples, and can use a variety of mediums which may include illustration, CAD work, photography, film, creative writing, textile design, fine artworks and other evidence as appropriate to your practice.The Whitehouse Institute uses your portfolio to assess your creative potential for success in the Bachelor of Design.  We look at how your work demonstrates:

    • An understanding of design and its connection to the community
    • A desire to learn and the ability to investigate and develop ideas independently.
    Does Whitehouse have On Campus Accommodation?

    Whilst accommodation is not available on campus, Whitehouse Institutes student services staffs are able to assist interstate and international students with finding suitable accommodation options within close proximity to the campus. There are a variety of arrangements to suit all budgets including hostels, homestays, rental and shared accommodation. 

    How can I prepare to apply for 2016?

    The best preparation for application is to read, practice drawing and designing. Undertaking a Whitehouse workshop or short course would be of additional support for applicants. Please refer to the website. 

    What is the application process for the Bachelor of Design?

    Applicants should ensure that all relevant supporting documentation relating to the entry requirements of their course are enclosed prior to submission.On receipt of your application, a Whitehouse staff member will contact you to schedule an interview. During the interview you will be discussing your design aspirations as well as presenting your Creative Portfolio and Assessment Task. We encourage you to apply early to secure your place. Overseas applicants are reminded to apply early to ensure sufficient time for Student Visa processing when accepted. Please note that your Creative Portfolio and Assessment Task does not need to be complete when submitting your application, but will need to be ready for your scheduled interview.  Applicants overseas or in remote locations can submit their portfolio via the post or digitally and participate in a phone interview.

    If I start my course in Sydney and then want to move to Melbourne, can I do that?

    Yes, in fact, students are encouraged to complete a semester at the alternative campus providing the opportunity to experience the unique design orientation of each city.

    If I move to Melbourne or Sydney to start a course at Whitehouse can you help me find accommodation / recommend places or agencies?

    Yes, we can provide you with advice on the best locations that would give you easy access to the campus. Please contact one of our student recruitment officers for further advice. 

     

    What are the pre requisite subjects to get into the Bachelor of Design?

    To assist you in your tertiary level design studies, it is recommended that a combination of the following subjects be undertaken during years 11 and 12: English, Maths, Modern or Ancient History, Design & Technology, Visual Arts, and Textiles & Design. Whitehouse also offers a range of Vocational Education courses and non-accredited workshops that will help prepare you for tertiary education in design.

    Can I apply without a portfolio?

    All Bachelor of Design applicants need to present a portfolio of creative work. 

    What is the ATAR requirement?

    To be eligible for the Bachelor of Design applicants must have satisfactorily completed their HSC/VCE with a minimum ATAR score of 67.95 (or equivalent). Original copies of academic transcripts and certificates must be cited.

    What if I haven't done any folio subjects in Year 12, Could I still apply?

    Yes, but to help you with putting together a creative portfolio, you could consider applying for a Whitehouse workshop course beforehand.

    Could I apply for RPL if I transfer from another University?

    Yes. Whitehouse supports Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL); subjects successfully completed at other institutions in line Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).  Formal application processes apply. Please refer to the website. 

    What is the assessment task?

    Whitehouse requests that students undertake an assessment task by which we can measure your potential for success in the Bachelor of Design. This task is related to the one of the 3 specialisations, and might be an interior design, a photo shoot or the design of a small fashion collection. It is also used as a point for discussion in your interview. We look at design and creative capability, organisational skills and the professional attitudes required for design.  Enjoy it! 

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