Whitehouse Institute of Design

Australia, New South Wales

 Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia offers specialist higher education degrees and vocational education and training certificate courses at both Sydney and Melbourne campuses. The Institute offers atelier styled workshops with small class sizes, one-to-one engagement with students and the nurturing of of each individual student's strengths to enable them to be employable and make a significant contribution to the future of the industry. In the Bachelor of Design, Whitehouse students are provided with 22-24 hours of face to face teaching each week, this is around double the amount of teaching and learning time that most other higher education providers in Australia offer. Whitehouse 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.  

Campus Life

Whitehouse is home to a creative community with diverse interests, talents, and backgrounds. Located in the heart of Melbourne and Sydney, close to transport hubs and vibrant social centres, we offer a unique and inspiring environment for design education. Finding a healthy balance between work and play, Whitehouse students inspire each other to push their own creative limits. Between focused design studio time and hands-on workshop classes, the courses also promote a broad exploration of the enormous opportunities the Whitehouse community affords, allowing students to become fully immersed in creative exchange. Students are encouraged inside and outside of the classroom to gain new perspectives and opportunities available through the Whitehouse connected community.  

Noted Alumni

The school was also attended by Frances Abbott, daughter of the former Prime Minister of Australia, Liberal Party politician Tony Abbott (who was opposition leader at the time of her attendance). She studied through the assistance of an occasional "chairman’s scholarship" (worth approximately $60,000) that was awarded in 2011 by the founder and owner of the Whitehouse Institute, Leanne Whitehouse.[5] Notable alumni include: Yeojin Bae[6] Camilla Freeman-Topper of Camilla and Marc[6] Tamara Ralph - founder of Ralph & Russo with partner Michael Russo