Fashion

About fashion

From one-off garments on the catwalks of Milan to workrooms making clothing for large department stores, fashion is an integral part of our lives. With knowledge and skills of this diverse industry, you will find yourself in roles such as a patternmaker, retail assistant, production assistant, designer/pattern maker, fashion buyer, workroom supervisor, production assistant, wardrobe assistant and self employed designer. The skills you learn in these roles will set you on the path to establishing your own company or clothing label.

Studying fashion

Whatever you dream of doing, our fashion programmes will equip you with the knowledge and techniques to get you on your way.

Discover your strengths and areas of interest as you learn a range of skills in drawing, design, pattern making and garment construction. With dedicated work spaces and a range of equipment at your fingertips, all you need are the ideas.

Garments produced during your study will be showcased in our exciting annual end-of-year runway show, Pitch.

Ara offers two Fashion Technology and Design programmes, playing its part in the growth of unique NZ design. Many of our tutors have started fashion labels, own fashion stores and still maintain close ties with the industry. Our graduates are very well respected, and we are often approached by industry looking for staff to employ.

Programmes

Bachelor of Design (Fashion Technology and Design)

Programme code:
CH3756
Level:
7
Credits:
360
Starts:
February

Establish a name for yourself in the fashion industry by combining your flair, creativity and passion with professional expertise and technical skills.

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A photograph of students on stage.

Certificate in Fashion Technology and Design

Programme code:
CH3760
Level:
4
Credits:
120
Starts:
February

Cultivate your own style and gain the conceptual and construction skills needed to become a success in the fashion industry.

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