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Bachelor of Design - Fashion Design Major

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
3 years
Start date: 28-February-2022
Auckland University of Technology
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The Bachelor of Design is creative and practical, with strong input from industry partners like Weta Workshop, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Auckland Art Gallery, Creative New Zealand and Kate Sylvester.

As a Bachelor of Design student you have access to world-class facilities, collaborate with other art and design students, and in your final year you may be able to showcase your work at the AUT School of Art and Design festival or the AUT Rookie fashion show.

Study fashion design with us, and you’ll be encouraged to develop a strong conceptual design style and practical design skills – from drawing and pattern cutting to an understanding of the business of fashion.

Fashion marks time. It inspires change and responds to the cultural and political issues that underpin society. The Fashion Design major promotes originality in your chosen field of fashion, enabling you to create innovative work for a multifaceted global industry.

AUT fashion design alumni have gone on to work at prestigious fashion houses locally and internationally, like Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Karen Walker, Zambesi and Lonely Hearts.

Career opportunities

  • Fashion designer
  • Workroom assistant
  • Fashion and textiles buyer or merchandiser
  • Fashion marketing or public relations
  • Production manager
  • Fashion writer

Key features

  • Covers all aspects of the fashion industry
  • Access to leading edge facilities
  • Present your work to the media and industry
  • Opportunity to showcase your collection at the AUT Rookie fashion show

Entry criteria

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13. They must have portfolio of art work.

Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 80; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; GIE with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.


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