What will I learn?

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.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Use advanced technical skills to make, adapt, and grade flat patterns for structured and unstructured garments in a comprehensive range of styles and fabric types.
  • Create detailed manual specification sheets and commercial storyboards.
  • Select fabrics and apparel componentry to product end-use.
  • Use CAD and PAD (Pattern Aided Design) to make, digitise, and grade patterns, create lay plans, and specification sheets, and draw garments.
  • Analyse a client brief to research, design, and present a new project of garment design to meet client requirements.

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

Study options

Full Time (38 weeks)

Tuition fees
NZ$18,460.00 (US$ 12,597) per year
NZ $300 Student Services Levy. All 2021 fees are subject to change and regulatory approval.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

14 February 2022

Venue

Whitecliffe

Auckland Campus,

67 Symonds Street,

AUCKLAND,

Grafton,

1010, New Zealand

Full Time (38 weeks)

Tuition fees
NZ$18,460.00 (US$ 12,597) per year
NZ $300 Student Services Levy. All 2021 fees are subject to change and regulatory approval.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

14 February 2022

Venue

Wellington Campus

110 Lambton Quay,

Mitchelltown,

WELLINGTON,

Wellington Central,

6011, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For international students

NCEA University Entrance or equivalent CIE/IB award. Note that discretionary entrance is available to students who have gained exceptional marks in level 2 NCEA. Some of the above academic requirements may be waived for students over 20 years of age.

IELTS test: Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Whitecliffe

Whitecliffe College is an independent school based in New Zealand covering the areas of art, fashion, design, and technology.

  • Based out of five campuses in New Zealand
  • Enjoys beautiful surroundings and stunning scenery
  • Faculty with extensive experience in industry
  • Peaceful and safe study environment

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