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Have a Passion for Fashion? NZ Has a Lot to Offer

Fashion Design

‘’Clothes maketh a man’’

An Overview of Fashion & Design stream

The fashion industry is a product of the modern era. One of the most creative course options, Fashion Designing is a prosperous education stream. The fashion industry has grown leaps and bounds since the last century. The demand for fashion designers is increasing with each passing day. This is primarily because people are getting more fashion conscious. Fashion design graduates are not only hired by renowned fashion designers but also by retail outlets.

Fashion designers play a major role in our world. Their talent and vision play a big role on how people present themselves. They influence society and the way they choose to express themselves.
Scope of Fashion & Design course in New Zealand

Studying fashion or design courses in New Zealand helps you obtain internationally recognised qualifications, real world experience and industry specific skills. After successful completion of the course students will have developed skills to pursue employment opportunities in high end boutique retailers, fashion retailers, fashion designers, fashion manufacturers, fashion buyers, fabric maker and cutter, fashion technician, fashion brand manager and fashion product manager.

Students get an option of working while studying, which can be an excellent way to gain NZ work experience and help you while studying abroad. A student may work up to 20 hours per week and full-time during the summer holidays.

Study Pathway

Fashion and design courses usually range from entry level courses to a Master degree course. Length of study varies depending upon the course selected. The providers could be a University, Institute of Technology or Polytechnic (ITP) and Private Training Establishment (PTE).

Skill Development

Some skills that get developed after successful completion of this course are as appended below:

  • Current design and production skills
  • Fashion business knowledge
  • Knowledge about New Zealand and international fashion industries
  • Knowledge of the relationship between design, production and distribution process associated with the contemporary fashion industry

Career Prospects

Fashion designers are in big demand across the world. It’s a prosperous business. After successful completion of an international qualification, a wide variety of jobs are available. Some of the skilled job profile have been appended below.

  • Fashion designer, Tailor/Dressmaker, Apparel cutter, Fashion brand manager, Fashion product manager and graphic designer to name a few

Check out these job- search websites. They might help to get you thinking about industries you may not have thought of.

What are you waiting for? Contact Immigration Advisers New Zealand Ltd at contact@nzimmigration.info or call on +64 09 3790219 to know about the eligibility criteria and list of university/institute offering Fashion & design courses

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