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NZD 25000

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12 months


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Program Overview

The fashion industry and creative and cultural sector in Aotearoa New Zealand is looking for people who can apply core technical skills and knowledge of fashion design and construction at an operational level.

This programme will introduce you to the bigger picture of the fashion industry and how it operates both locally and globally. The programme will have ‘real life’ opportunities with projects from the community and fashion industry.

The NZ Diploma in Fashion (Level 5) is a one year (34 week) project-based programme designed for people wanting a career in fashion and to gain technical skills and knowledge required to work in the fashion design industry.

During the course you will:

  • Produce digital documentation of your research and progress.
  • Develop skills in fashion concept design and fashion illustration.
  • Develop skills to produce and manipulate pattern blocks and toiles.
  • Create fashion products to industry standards, after having prepared the specifications and planned the construction.
  • Develop professional ethics and values in relation to your own creative practice.
  • Produce a mini collection of clothing from concept to completion and present in a catwalk show.
  • Prepare a self-development plan to determine employment options.

    As a graduate you will be capable of self-managing design projects to completion by applying technical skills and processes within briefs. You will have the conceptual and practical skills that reflect current fashion design industry practices.
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 30 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Program Intake


Feb 2024

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma.

    5.5 IELTS Score
    46 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    42 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    20000 Per year

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