Bachelor of Sustainable Fashion Design

Whitecliffe College

Subject area

Fashion Design

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Entry requirements

Applicants must demonstrate an ability to undertake degree level study, including appropriate knowledge and skills in the areas of written communication and mathematics, by having achieved: University Entrance: NCEA Level 3 or above and 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, including: NCEA Level 3; 14 credits each in three approved subjects and UE Literacy (NCEA Level 2 or above; 10 credits with 5 credits each in reading and writing) and UE Numeracy (NCEA Level 1 or above; 10 credits) OR New Zealand Certificate in Apparel and Fashion Technology qualifications (Level 4) OR New Zealand Certificate in Art and Design (Level 4) OR New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media Design (Level 4) OR A New Zealand or overseas qualification assessed to be equivalent to the above by the Head of School OR Passes in other certificate/diploma qualifications or courses as considered appropriate by the Head of School. Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may be eligible for admission with the approval of the Head of School.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Bachelor of Sustainable Fashion Design redesigns the value of fashion and fashion education, by challenging the conventional ways the industry operates, offering strategies for true sustainability from a cultural, environmental and ecological perspective to future proof a regenerative, sustainable fashion industry and its wider communities.
The degree is designed to empower students and shift their thinking to create innovative design solutions impacted by knowledge and skills which are integrated into real world challenges and experiences. Students will develop multiple perspectives and a knowledge of cultural integrity and responsibility, including cultural diversity, gender, regeneration and environmental ethics, that will contribute to and benefit the rapidly changing local and global sustainable fashion industry.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Graphic and Design Studies at this level can earn:


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Contact details

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Phone: (9) 309 5970
Fax: (09) 302 2957

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