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.
- Summer Holiday Workshops
- Portfolio Development Workshops
- Brisbane & Perth Workshops
- Secondary School Workshops | Incursion & Excursion
- Digital Workshops - Gerber AccuMark®
- Digital Workshops - StyleCAD
- Free Illustration Workshops (2 Hours)
- Certificate lll in Design Fundamentals CUV30311 (VET for Secondary Students)
- Bachelor of Design
- Master of Design
Campus Services and Facilities
Melbourne Campus : 672 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Whitehouse opened its Melbourne Campus in 2008 in the Historic Royal Mail Exchange Building, situated across the road from Southern Cross Station. The campus' unique status in the fashion community resulted in it being chosen for the set for Australia's first fashion reality show, Project Runway, Australia.
The 6,000 sq. m. purpose built campus is a design environment in the heart of the city. Many fashion designers show their collections there while companies such as Gerber run industry-training days in-house and renowned brands such as Myer have launched seasonal collections to the media and guests at the campus.
Sydney Campus: 2 Short Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales
Located in the heart of the Surry Hills Design Precinct, Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia offers a range of unique venue hire options. Redeveloped in 2008, HPM's electrical parts manufacturing factory became a purpose-built design education facility, boasting expansive spaces with polished concrete floors throughout.
The space offers an industrial feel and is complemented by large windows filling each room with natural light. The expansive foyer with its grand staircase leading to an open mezzanine is a unique venue space that lends itself to a variety of functions, with views stretching from Sydney Harbour to Port Botany.