Diploma in Apparel + Fashion Technology Course Outline
The Diploma programme pulls together the skills and knowledge of the two Certificate programmes and takes it to another level. You will use and refine advanced technical skills in patternmaking, fit, garment construction and production to create lingerie, swimwear and tailored garments.
Use CAD and pattern aided design (PAD) to make, digitise and grade patterns, and learn to create digital drawings and storyboards. Gain New Zealand qualifications and extend your knowledge of textile technology and garment manufacturing. Commercial fashion design comes to life in exciting design projects, and you will design and make your own mini range for an end of year runway showcase.
The Diploma pulls together the skills and knowledge of the two Certificate programmes and takes it to another level. You will use and refine advanced technical sills in pattern-making, fit, garment construction and production to create lingerie, swim-wear and tailored garments.
Use CAD and pattern aided design (PAD) to make, digitise and grade patterns, and learn to create digital drawings and storyboards. Extend your knowledge of textile technology and garment manufacturing.
What you will Learn
• Advanced techniques for pattern adaptation, grading, fit and garment construction
• Design research projects and portfolio production
• Textile, apparel and production technology
• Introduction to CAD/PAD and digital storyboards
• Successful completion of the Certificate in Pattern Design or equivalent industry skills and experience
• Demonstrate effective communication skills appropriate to the workplace
• Achievement of NZQA Unit 17915 or demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current Health and Safety practices
• Demonstrate a level of literacy and numeracy appropriate to the workplace
• Basic computer literacy
• Some medical conditions may preclude entry due to health and safety requirements
Where you can study
You can study for this programme at:
• Auckland: 67 Symonds Street
• Wellington: Level 4, Ranchhod Tower
Key Information for Students
Susan BarterTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
30 years as a designer, practitioner and maker in the Fashion industry was a gateway to the academic world where Susan completed a Masters of Art & Design at AUT.Continue reading
Christina DohertyTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Christina has made wonderful and diverse career out of Fashion Design, focusing on lingerie design + women's outer-wear.Continue reading
Angela NewsonTutor – Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Angela holds a Diploma in Fashion Design and Technology from Massey University, where on completion she was bestowed the Clothing Institute Award for Tailoring.Continue reading
Catherine AndertonTutor – Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Catherine Anderton has over 25 years’ experience in the fashion and costume industry. She has worked in film, television and theatre, contributing to the construction and maintenance of costumes on set.Continue reading
Pip StevensonTutor – Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Pip has been working in the Fashion Industry since completing her Bachelor of Design (Fashion) at Otago Polytechnic in 2002.Continue reading
Serena IrelandTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Serena’s pathway to fashion has been infused with a rich tapestry of music and travel.Continue reading
Raelene Puru-PeriTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Since completing her studies, Raelene has worked in many areas of the fashion industry, with a specialisation in pattern-making. Continue reading
Hermione MarchTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Hermione studied at Fashion Tech before working in repairs and alterations and co-founding an accessories label. Continue reading
Heather HohenbergerTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Heather has been involved in the Fashion Industry since she and her husband bought a fashion production company in 1980.Continue reading
Doula MatheosTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Doula graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design and Technology from Wellington Polytechnic, and achieved 2 awards in the DuPont Lycra Fashion Awards.Continue reading
Claire PalmerTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Claire Palmer started her career in the fashion industry after graduating from Wellington Polytechnic.Continue reading
Rosalind BlackProgramme Developer - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Roz has over 30 years’ experience in the apparel industry working in diverse areas starting in clothing production as a sewing machinist.Continue reading
Where could this programme take you?
Pathway to further qualifications such as our Bachelor of Fine Arts programme (year 2).
Jobs related to this programme
• Fashion Design
• Fashion Buying
• Fashion Styling
• Production and Manufacture
• Fashion Retail
• Marketing + Sales in Fashion
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Whitecliffe Fashion Tech is excited to announce that they are one of three schools to have been invited to take part in the 2019 New Zealand Fashion Week’s Graduate Show.
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World Vision New Zealand have teamed up with Karen Walker to offer aspiring New Zealand designers the chance to create a limited-edition Christmas card for their Christmas campaign.
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