Bachelor of Sustainable Fashion Design

Whitecliffe College

Subject area

Fashion Design



3 Years

Total student fees


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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.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

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.

Detailed requirements

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3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,595 $22,784
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$10,357 $31,071
Total $17,952 $53,855

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $48,000
Earnings range $40,000 - $57,000
In employment 67%
In further study 11%
On a benefit 2%

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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