Diploma in Apparel + Fashion Technology

This level 5 programme designed to provide an opportunity for people with core skills and interest in the fashion industry to gain an advanced qualification that will increase their prospects of employment.

The Diploma Programme provides an opportunity for people with core skills and interest in the fashion industry to gain an advanced qualification that will increase their prospects of employment. It offers textile, apparel and production technology, specification sheet production, CAD/CAM, and advanced skills in pattern making and garment construction. The programme culminates in a runway presentation of student-designed garments, The Diploma showcase.

Key dates

Next Intake 10 • 02 • 20

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Duration

38 weeks, full-time. Auckland + Wellington

Qualification

Diploma in Apparel + Fashion Technology (level 5) 120 Credits

Costs

Domestic* $7,071 (incl GST)
International $18,460 (incl GST)
Fees free applies*

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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.

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Programme Overview

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

Auckland Diploma Showcase

Entry Requirements

• 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

Auckland Diploma Showcase

Where you can study

You can study for this programme at:

• Auckland: 67 Symonds Street

• Wellington: Level 4, Ranchhod Tower

Auckland Diploma Showcase

Key Information for Students

NZ Government key information link for students, that provides more information to support your decision making for this programme

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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

• Merchandising

• Fashion Buying

• Fashion Styling

• Pre-production

• Production and Manufacture

• Fashion Retail

• Marketing + Sales in Fashion

Industry Partners

Fashion + Sustainability

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