Prepare for junior roles in the fashion industry assisting with design, styling, retail/merchandising, basic garment construction or for further study in fashion.
During this hands-on programme, you’ll learn about fashion industry practice, fashion design and textile concepts, and fashion production. You will leave with a portfolio of work which you can use to apply for our Bachelor of Design (with your chosen electives).
Got a passion for fashion and wondering how to transform that enthusiasm into a career in the fashion industry? Look no further!
Embark on this hands-on qualification to acquire the technical skills, knowledge, and industry awareness necessary for further study in the Bachelor of Design (Fashion) or to gain entry-level roles assisting with design, styling, retail/merchandising, and basic garment construction.
The fashion world is fast-paced, exciting, and diverse, and with commitment and further study, you could consider career paths including fashion design, fashion journalism, buying, patternmaking, styling, or costume design for film/theatre/television.
The School of Design is internationally-recognized as a great place to study fashion. You will be part of a vibrant fashion and design culture with access to modern design facilities and guidance and support from highly skilled lecturers.
We know full-time study isn't always possible. We also offer this programme part-time over two years.
Skills needed to work in this area
Creativity and vision.
The ability to see an idea through from concept to reality.
Enthusiasm and willingness to develop practical abilities
The ability to communicate your ideas to others.
An interest in people and the world around you.
An enjoyment of working with others.
To be considered for selection into this programme, you are required to supply the following:
A 300-word statement expressing your interest in working within the Fashion Industry.
You may also be asked to attend an interview.
If English is not your first language, you must provide:
New Zealand University Entrance OR
Overall Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band score lower than 5.0 (achieved in one test completed in the last two years)
We are guided by our values of caring/manaakitaka; courage/māia; accountability/takohaka; and empowerment/whakamanataka. And are proud to be a leader in high-quality, career-focused education.
Learners are at the heart of everything we do. We consistently get some of the highest student achievement and satisfaction results in Australasia. And employers love our graduates because they are work-ready, capable and confident.
They are global citizens who care about making a difference - enriching the communities, industries and sectors they are part of.
Our teachers are innovative, expert and passionate; many join us from industry with extensive skillsets and connections and achieve higher-level teaching skills by completing a Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education.
With online tools, blended delivery options and pathways from foundation through to postgraduate; time, distance and previous learning are no barriers to gaining the education you want.
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