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INDIVIDUAL COURSE COMPONENTS Patternmaking, construction, drawing, textiles, history of fashion, design development, fabric printing, millinery, digital media, computer aided patternmaking, business studies, designing a collection, internship.
Location:
Christchurch, New Zealand
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year

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Program Description:
COURSE SUMMARY FIRST ACADEMIC YEAR Academic year one establishes the foundations of garment structure through the fundamental subjects of patternmaking, garment construction, drawing, design development and textiles. History of costume looks at by-gone shapes and structures as well as outlining the growth of the fashion industry, introducing the social and economic context of fashion and an introduction to the role of the costume designer. Fashion at D&A embraces millinery and fabric printing as additional fashion design opportunities and when worked in conjunction with garment projects gives a thorough individual and styled look. Garment projects are worked separately and progress through the main garment range. SECOND ACADEMIC YEAR Academic year two broadens and extends to more complex garment types that require greater attention to fit on the body through tailoring, couture techniques and bodywear. Computer aided patternmaking (PAD software) is introduced to advance patternmaking skills to those needed in industry. Business studies introduces business practice and prepares the students for employment applications. Design projects broaden to whole outfits and mini collections through to the creation of a mini collection for the annual Visual Show. Digital media is introduced to assist in the creation of collection designs and the professional presentation of student design work. THIRD ACADEMIC YEAR Academic year three is the finishing off year where students consolidate learning and prepare for entry into the fashion industry. Greater emphasis is put on the manufacturing process and the marketplace. A four week internship provides the students with an opportunity to observe and participate as an employee with a chosen industry mentor. Each student produces a complete collection for the Visual Show which reflects their design and production achievements. Experimentation, innovation and creativity, independent work habits, and the professional presentation of design solutions to clients for personal promotion are maximised for final year study.

INDIVIDUAL COURSE COMPONENTS Patternmaking, construction, drawing, textiles, history of fashion, design development, fabric printing, millinery, digital media, computer aided patternmaking, business studies, designing a collection, internship.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Designers, assistant designers, costuming, patternmakers, production managers, stylists, merchandising, fashion buying and retail. ACADEMIC PATHWAYS Graduates have gone on to study: Central St Martins Fashion College, London; Massey University (Bachelor of Design); Auckland University of Technology (Bachelor of Design, Fashion). ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Portfolio and interview. NCEA Level 2, preferably Level 3 (High School Year 12/13) or equivalent. English language entry requirements, IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
Cost:
$18,200 NZD per academic year

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