This programme will have “real life” opportunities with projects from the community and industry. It will introduce students to the bigger picture of the fashion industry and how it operates both locally and globally. This is a newly developed programme after consultation with the New Zealand fashion industry.
Career Opportunities & Outcomes
You will gain a broad introduction and understanding of the different aspects of the apparel industry which will prepare you for employment or to go on to further study. Possible jobs and career opportunities can include:
- Pattern making for a major fashion company
- Fashion Designer
- Fashion illustrator
- Independent Clothing Designer and Manufacturer
- Machinist for clothing manufacturer
- Fashion Retail Assistant
- Assistant to fashion designers
- Product Manager for a fashion clothing company
There is one entry point per year:
The programme will have ‘real life’ opportunities with projects from the community and industry. It will introduce students to the bigger picture of the fashion industry and how it operates both locally and globally.
Students will produce an individual E-portfolio to document their research and progress
Students will develop skills to produce and manipulate pattern blocks and toiles
Students will create fashion products to industry standards, after having prepared the specifications and planned the construction
Students will prepare a self-development plan to determine employment options
Practicum, work experience
Students will attend a field trip visiting the local fashion Industry.
Project 6 (FDIP 5.06), provides students with the opportunity of working with an external client for creation of unique products to Aotearoa New Zealand.
A portion of the programme involves students organising, planning and presenting a fashion collection in a Fashion Show.
Each project will be assessed for the required NZQA graduate outcomes so that students will have fullfilled all these by the completion of all projects.