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5 Campuses + Distance Learning, 218 Courses, 33 Subjects

Study Fashion at SIT

From fantastic tutors, to industry-standard equipment and software, fashion students at SIT can immerse themselves in a supportive, creative environment and let their talents blossom. SIT offers two certificate courses in addition to the Bachelor of Fashion degree and the graduate diploma programme, all devised to ensure our graduates are fully prepared to enter employment in this exciting and dynamic field.

Studying at SIT gives you access to brand new, fully automatic industrial sewing machines as well as computer programmes and hardware used for computer-aided pattern-making, plus the help and encouragement from our experienced and creative tutors.

The Bachelor of Fashion (Design and Technology) can be taken as a 3 year full time or 5 year part time course of study. The course is about 'Real World’ projects: making real garments for real people. It has equal focus on both the creative and technical aspects of the fashion industry, from concept and design development through to practical production. An important part of the programme is exposure at public fashion shows, competitions and SIT’s central city fashion shop.

Programmes in Fashion

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Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*


Masters Postgraduate Dip/Cert Graduate Dip/Cert Degree Diploma Certificate Short Course STAR / Gateway*

* STAR/Gateway programmes are only offered to NZ Secondary Schools

Programme Profiles

Student Profiles

Fashion Courses

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Three years full time or five years part time

SIT's Bachelor of Fashion (Design and Technology) emphasises both the creative and technical aspects of the fashion industry from concept and design development through to production. The theoretical areas of the course provide students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the socio-cultural influence on fashion and to extend their ability to work through the design development process.  The practical areas of the course allow students to realise these concepts in a form of 3D outcomes.  Students will explore the interaction between design thinking and realisation.  This balance between the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills that underpins the programme is essential for the development of an inquiring creative fashion designer.

Course Details

One year full time or three years part time

The aim of the programme is to provide a fashion programme that will enhance the knowledge base, skills and professionalism of those working or intending to work in the fashion sector, to produce dedicated, professional practitioners who hold a qualification which is well regarded by employers in the fashion industry and to prepare graduates for life-long learning, with the desire to constantly update their knowledge and skills within a changing work environment.

Course Details

17 weeks

Students undertaking the National Certificate in Clothing Manufacture will learn how to design fashion collections as well as develop and manipulate clothing patterns by block method.  This programme offers valuable preparation for employment or further training in the fashion industry or further study such as the Bachelor of Fashion (Design and Technology).

Course Details

17 weeks full time

Students undertaking this course will learn how to sew a variety of garments and garment elements.  They will also learn how to construct garment pattern blocks and apply safe working practices for the apparel and textile industries.  Students will complete a first aid certificate as part of the programme.

Course Details

Students will learn the design development process and utilise this process to design their own collection of fashion garments.

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