2010 Fashion Degree, Diploma & Certificate Programmes Full-time Your Career Pathway Certificate in Fashion Studies (Apparel Manufacture) Level 3 (17 weeks) Diploma in Design (Fashion) Level 6 (two years) Employment Bachelor of Design (Fashion) (one year) Otago Polytechnic Career Opportunities Certificate in Fashion Studies Diploma in Fashion (Design) Level 6 (Apparel Manufacture) Level 3 • Designer Employment within a clothing or manufacturing • Designer assistant plant in the areas of apparel and associated • Product development manager industries, or self-employment. • Fashion illustrator Positions may include: • Pattern drafter • Machinist • Merchandiser/stylist • Presser • CAD operator • Dispatcher • Production manager • Assistant to a patternmaker or designer • Fashion buyer • Made to measure • Self-employed • Warehouse employee • Quality controller Further Education • Cutting room assistant The Diploma in Design (Fashion) Level 6 provides • Outworker a direct pathway into the Bachelor of Design • Finisher (Fashion) from Otago Polytechnic. 1 Bay of Plenty Polytechnic is committed to reducing its environmental footprint. This publication is printed on chlorine free paper sourced from sustainably managed forests (ISO 14001). overview If you’re interested in working in a Certificate in Fashion Studies creative and vibrant industry, New (Apparel Manufacture) Level 3 Zealand fashion offers a vast range If you want to work in the fashion industry, this of career options. 17 week programme will provide you with the skills to gain employment in the apparel or related With the move to off-shore industries. manufacturing several years ago, It also provides an excellent pathway into our fashion career opportunities in New two year diploma programme as it will give a headstart with your garment construction and Zealand ‘opened up’ with many new pattern drafting skills. You will also gain an jobs being created. Air New Zealand insight into the industry prior to committing to Fashion Week has further focussed undertaking study at a higher level. attention on New Zealand designers on a global platform and, in turn, Diploma in Design (Fashion) Level 6 this has led to new opportunities for There’s no need to leave Tauranga to start your degree! Cross credit the diploma directly into high quality, design-lead product to Otago Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Design (Fashion) be exported. and complete just one more year of study to gain your degree. There’s no need to leave Tauranga If you want to work in the exciting world of fashion to start your fashion degree! - become a designer, own your own boutique, work with a top fashion label, travel, and gain experience in the international fashion market - then our Diploma will set you on the right path. The graduates of our two year diploma are well regarded and sought after by industry. Many of our students have gone on to set up thriving fashion and retail businesses and have also been successful in top New Zealand competitions including Pacifika, and World of Wearable Art. Bachelor in Design (Fashion) Complete just one more year of study after the Diploma in Design (Fashion) Level 6 to gain your degree. You can study the third year either at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic in Tauranga (pending approval) or in Dunedin at Otago Polytechnic, as long as places are available. 2 Certificate in Fashion studies (apparel ManuFacture) level 3 Gain vital skills to enable you to work • To work in other areas of manufacture such as in the fashion industry or continue in soft furnishing, drapes, sewing repairs and alteration business, canvas etc. with further study. • To consider further study in this area but want Our purpose built fashion facilities to gain some skills and experience before offer you a spacious and up-to-date committing to a longer programme environment. You will be taught how Content to use industrial sewing techniques Sewing Skills to make whole garments, learn to You will gain a thorough understanding of how to draft patterns and discover all there use industrial sewing techniques and learn the is to know about the manufacturing skills that will give your work a professional finish. process in fashion and related This includes: industries. • How to set up the machines to sew a wide range of fabrics including light weight evening During this 17 week full-time fabrics and knit products programme you will also gain • Industrial sewing methods for a variety of valuable work experience when styling features such as pockets, collars, zips, sleeves and cuffs you spend time in the local industry • Basic sewing machine maintenance putting into practice the things you have learned. Garment Construction You will be taught piece work and full garment This programme is also offered for construction, as well as the essential skills of off-campus delivery with the work construction sequences and costing your work experience component completed as and time. a manufacturing project. During this course you will make a variety of garments covering a range of styles and features that will extend your knowledge and skills. Programme Overview Pattern Making Techniques This programme will appeal to those who The equipment and techniques used in pattern would like: making will be covered in this course. You’ll learn • To work in the exciting field of fashion but need how to make patterns for a range of styles and to the skills and knowledge to be able to do so grade garments for a variety of sizes. • The flexibility to work from home and set up as an outworker (contract sewer), dressmaker or doing alterations • To hone their skills in this area and are looking for a short intense course 3 Fashion Industry Experience Dates/Times/Duration Through work placement you will gain essential The programme is 17 weeks with classes skills and knowledge while having the opportunity scheduled for three days a week between Monday to make contacts in the local industry. You’ll gain and Friday, 8.30am and 4.30pm. In addition to an understanding of the different facets of the the class hours, a total of 80 hours will be spent industry firsthand. in industry. You will also be required to complete We will introduce you to the variety of careers self-directed study outside of class time. available in the fashion and related industries, and The Polytechnic has facilities available so you you will learn safe working practices and how to are able to continue your study outside of class present yourself in a professional manner. hours, using our purpose-built facilities and the industrial sewing machines. Assessments Assessments are competency based. First Programme Commences 24 February and ends 2 July. Qualifications Gained In addition to the 17 weeks tuition, there will be a Upon successful completion of the programme two week holiday/study break to coincide with the you will receive: school holidays: • Certificate in Fashion Studies • 5 to 16 April (Apparel Manufacture) Level 3 Second Programme Commences 21 July and ends 26 November. Entry Criteria In addition to the 17 weeks tuition, there will be a Open entry, although the skills for this programme two week holiday/study break to coincide with the require a high degree of manual dexterity. school holidays: English Language Requirements • 27 September to 8 October If you are an overseas student or a new resident and English is not your first language, please note that study at tertiary level requires both written and oral participation. You may be required to have an IELTS score of 5 or a TOEFL score of 500. 4 Diploma in design (Fashion) level 6 Gain the skills to work in the exciting world of fashion! This two year programme will give you skills for employment in the fashion industry as a designer, merchandiser, pattern drafter, production assistant/ manager, buyer, and numerous other career opportunities. Past graduates have gone on to work for a variety of fashion labels including Moochi, Trelise Cooper, Kate Sylvester, Pumpkin Patch, Annah S and SASS. Many have also started their own successful labels and opened designer stores. Content Pattern Making 1 Learn how to make patterns for a variety of You’ll receive comprehensive training in the garments and sizes using manual and computer development of apparel and learn how to techniques. transform your ideas into fashion garments. Graduates receive a comprehensive grounding in Garment Construction 1 all aspects of the fashion industry with hands-on We will teach you industry construction methods experience in fashion production from concept to to create a wide range of garments using up-to- finished garment. date specialist industry equipment. You’ll learn from award winning tutors with vast Learn commercial techniques to give your industry experience through practical projects garments a quality finish. and creative design assignments. There’s no need to leave Tauranga to start your History, Culture 2 degree! Cross credit the diploma directly into Provides you with knowledge to develop informed Otago Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Design (Fashion) and critical attitudes toward your own work and complete just one more year of study to gain as well as the work of other artists/designers, your degree. You can study the third year either according to current theoretical context. at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic in Tauranga (pending approval) or in Dunedin at Otago Polytechnic, as Materials, Textiles, Print long as places are available. Learn about fabrics and how they are made, Year One enabling you to be able to select appropriate fabrics for your designs. You will gain knowledge History, Culture 1 of screenprinting, fabric design and decorative Provides an overview of both theoretical and surface treatments. historical constructs relating to art and design practices, developing skills and techniques in Fashion Studio 1 critical thinking and writing. Bring together the skills and knowledge from your first semester of learning. This course enables Design Development 1 you to develop your research and design skills Gain knowledge and skills to explore, develop and through a creative design project that integrates communicate designs, learning a broad range of garment construction and pattern drafting illustration techniques. knowledge. 5 Design Development 2 Produce illustrations to communicate your design ideas using a range of drawing techniques and digital media. Year Two Pattern Making 2 We will teach you how to make patterns using flat-pattern techniques, draping, and pattern engineering on the CAD system for men’s and women’s wear. Garment Construction 2 Learn tailoring techniques to enable you to make a wide variety of men’s and women’s garments. Fashion Studio 2 Electives Develop your skills as a New Zealand designer You are required to complete 30 credits of electives. through this project-based course that allows you to explore and experiment within your design If you want to continue studying towards the practice. Bachelor of Design (Fashion) you will be required to take Elective 1 as this is compulsory for the degree programme. Body of Work Design a collection of garments to your theme and If you want to go into industry on completion of present them at the Momentum Fashion Show. the Diploma you may decide to choose the two 15 credit electives. You will be responsible for the strategic planning, research, development and creation of this range from inception through to completion. History, Culture, Context 3 (30 credits) This course provides you with an introduction to the knowledge and language of sustainable practice Apparel Practice (Work Placement) and issues for design, environmental effects and Investigate and scope the market on a the role of technology in current practice. national and international scale. You will learn manufacturing processes for on-shore and off-shore production. Interdisciplinary Studies (15 credits) This course enables you to explore a range of You will consider issues pertaining to the effects concepts and processes in a creative arena with of globalisation, and ethical and environmental the support of a mentor. impacts as it pertains to fashion design. You will also consider your career preferences Business Skills for Creative Industries and, through a one week industry work (15 credits) placement, you will gain first hand experience. Scope the apparel industry market to gain an understanding of product design, target markets, and business models. You will learn to develop a business plan and accounting and taxation requirements. 6 Diploma in design (Fashion) level 6 cont. Assessment This programme will be internally assessed. Each module will be assessed in the form of written assessment, assignments and/or demonstration of competency of practical skills. Qualifications Gained On successful completion of the programme you will receive: • Diploma in Design (Fashion) Level 6 Entry Criteria • NCEA Level 2: 12 credits or more in each of 4 subjects (including at least 12 credits in Graphics and/or Practical Art) or • Successful completion of Bay of Plenty Polytechnic’s Certificate in Computer Graphic Design Level 4 or Diploma in Fashion Design Technology Level 5, or an equivalent tertiary qualification. Graduates of Bay of Plenty Polytechnic’s Certificate in Fashion Studies (Apparel Manufacture) Level 3 are encouraged to apply. Mature students with life skills and/or work experience who do not meet the academic entry requirements but have the equivalent ability and experience are encouraged to apply. Portfolio You must be able to demonstrate your interest for this programme by presentation of a portfolio that evidences a representative sample of your work. This can be originals, photographs or digital examples of your work (no larger than A3). Special Admission If you do not meet the academic requirements for the programme, you may gain entry by special admission if the Programme Coordinator is satisfied that you have the necessary skills and support to succeed in the programme. 7 English Language Requirements If you are an overseas student or a new resident and English is not your first language, please note that study at tertiary level requires both written and oral participation. You may be required to have an IELTS score of 6 or a TOEFL score of 550. Dates/Times/Duration The programme is two years duration – 34 weeks each year. It commences 15 February and ends 26 November. Classes are scheduled for approximately 24 hours per week, usually Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.30am and 4.30pm. You will also be required to undertake self-directed study beyond scheduled class time. In addition to the 34 study weeks there will be seven weeks holiday/study break which coincide with the school holidays: • 5 to 16 April • 28 June to 16 July • 27 September to 8 October inForMation for All Programmes Venue Fees Windermere Campus, Windermere Drive, Certificate in Fashion Studies Tauranga. (Apparel Manufacture) Level 3 $2746.00 Off Campus Delivery This fee includes $150.00 of compulsory course Certificate in Fashion Studies (Apparel related costs for all fabric used and a kit which Manufacture) Level 3 - if there is sufficient includes fabric shears, snips, industrial bobbins community interest, it may be possible to run and bobbin case, a packet of industrial needles this programme at a community venue. Delivery and two Arch Lever files. You may choose to would be at negotiated times and sites. purchase your own equipment. Class Sizes Diploma in Design (Fashion) Level 6 With our small classes and personalised tuition, Fees are set for each year of study. Students you will get more time with friendly tutors who retain individual ownership of all projects and work to attend to your individual needs. completed assignments. For 2010 the fees are: Application Procedure Year One We are taking applications now and will continue $5,486.00 to hold information meetings and offer places if This fee includes $294.00 of compulsory course they are available, however we will give priority to related costs for a pattern and construction kit, a applications received by: fashion art kit and fabric for stock garments. You • 30 October 2009 for the February may choose to purchase your own equipment. commencement Approximate costs for additional items you will • 1 June 2010 for the July commencement need to budget for include: We welcome applications from all interested • Personal designs fabric - $50 to $200 parties. • Stationery - $60 to $100 Application forms are available from the • Printing - $50 to $80 Information Centre or on our website Year Two www.boppoly.ac.nz $5,352.00 This fee includes $160.00 of compulsory course related costs for fabric for stock garments. You may choose to purchase your own. Approximate costs for additional items you will need to budget for include: • Field trip - $200 • Printing and copying - $80 to $150 • Exhibition costs - $100 to $300 • Fabrics - $300 to $500 9 Both Programmes Pacific Coast Scholarships The full fee is to be paid at least seven days prior (Te Putea Awhina Akonga o te Moana a Toi) to programme commencement. (25 programme fees for one year) The standard published fee is applicable for Bay of Plenty Polytechnic recognises and rewards New Zealand citizens and permanent residents local secondary school leavers with full first only. An international fee is payable for non New year fee scholarships. These scholarships are Zealand citizens/permanent residents. available to students in the broader BoP region with a preference for students from the following colleges/high school: Aquinas, Bethlehem, Financial Assistance Katikati, Mount Maunganui, Otumoetai, Tauranga Student Loans and Allowances Boys’, Tauranga Girls’ and Te Puke. These full-time programmes are approved for A total of 25 scholarships are available with a the payment of Student Allowances and Student maximum of two scholarships from any one Loans (including the living costs portion). school. Each scholarship will cover the fees for Apply for your loan and allowance online at one year’s full-time study in a diploma or degree www.studylink.govt.nz or phone StudyLink on programme of two or more years duration. 0800 88 99 00. Apply early to help avoid payment Applications close 9 October 2009 and are delays! available from the Information Centre or on the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic website New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women www.boppoly.ac.nz (under Scholarships). (2 x $500) Available to female students enrolled full-time in the final year of a Level 6 qualification awarded by Auahi Kore – Smokefree the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. We are proud to show leadership and commitment to a Smokefree New Zealand. Applications close in April of the second year As a result, smoking is not permitted on campus. of study (payable in second semester) and are available from the Information Centre or on our website www.boppoly.ac.nz (under Scholarships). Team BoP Polytechnic High Performance Academy Sports Scholarships (10 programme fees for two years plus other benefits) Available to students studying at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. Full fees paid for a maximum of two years as well as access to sport and fitness facilities at Te Pare a Ruahine (Aquatic Centre), plus other benefits. For full details refer to the application form. Applications close 30 October 2009 and are available from the Information Centre or on our website www.boppoly.ac.nz (under Scholarships). 10 GRADuATE proFile georgia davison Graduate - 2008 Diploma in Design (Fashion) Level 6 Current study - Otago Polytechnic Bachelor of Design (Fashion) Nineteen year old Fashion student Georgia Davison is a confident and savvy young lady well on the way to future successes. We caught up with her while she was on a break from Otago Polytechnic where she is studying Fashion Design. The former Whangamata Area School student chose to come to Tauranga to study the Diploma in Design (Fashion) in 2007 after realising she didn’t have the enthusiasm to continue her high school education. Bay of Plenty Polytechnic was her obvious choice for tertiary education with its close proximity to family in Whangamata, and the golden sands of Mount Maunganui. Georgia, a keen surfer, describes her time at Polytechnic as “awesome!” “I’d always had a strong interest in fashion, and the whole industry. The two year Diploma programme was exactly what I was looking for as it is very practical orientated. “I’ve got to confess though that I was a bit nervous - I didn’t even know how to turn a sewing machine on, let alone sew a garment! But the tutors were all amazing; incredibly knowledgeable and patient. I learnt so much, and it gave me the confidence to carry on my studies at Otago Polytechnic.” Also earning strong praise from the creative teen was the Hadfield family whom she boarded with for almost two years while studying. “It was my first time being away from home and rather than flatting, I moved in with the family of a classmate. It made the transition of being in a new town so much easier. They treated me just like another family member – they were really awesome and I am incredibly grateful for their support!” 11 Georgia Davison (left) modelling one of her “rainbow designs” for Starship Children’s Hospital. Highlights of the programme were two weeks of designing my collection around that and after the work experience with fashion icon Kate Sylvester. show I sold the pieces with the proceeds going to “I was so nervous! I mean, she is internationally Starship too.” famous! But, she couldn’t have been more By completing the Diploma in Design, Georgia welcoming; her team made it a dream for me. I was able to pathway directly into the Bachelor of was also amazed at how much I knew already – Design at Otago Polytechnic. the Polytech had prepared me well!” She’s unsure where her career will lead her as Another highlight for Georgia was designing and there is an incredible amount of choice – styling, presenting her collection in 2008. pattern making and designing to name just a “I had been lacking a bit of inspiration; then it few. But, whatever her future holds, Georgia’s dawned on me that it wasn’t just about fashion, creativity, enthusiasm and drive will ensure she it was being able to give something back. I will be top of her game. chose Starship Children’s Hospital as my theme, 12 GRADuATE proFiles renee reichmuth Graduate – 2006 Diploma in Fashion Design Technology Employed – Designer and Patternmaker at STAXS, Tauranga One of the youngest ever to graduate from the Diploma in Fashion Design Technology at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, the then 18 year old Renee felt equipped to tackle the ‘real world’ of the fashion industry. “The content of the Diploma was highly relevant. It was also a lot of hard work. It was good preparation for the industry. “What I really enjoyed about the programme was that you could really use your imagination. There were no boundaries so you could actually develop your own style and explore your own fashion identity.” Full of sparkle and zest, this funky young designer has had an enviable kick start to her designing career, training for three months under Warrick Ross, a designer and patternmaker she considers one of the best in the industry. “A major thing I have learned since gaining this job is how much you need to respect those in the Splash out on a shopping spree; find that snazzy industry with years of experience. You can glean outfit you’ve been dying for and it fits like a glove. so much from them. You have to be open to learn Fill up your wardrobe with the labels you trust. everything you can.” Easy to do, but not as easy to imagine the brains Renee believes that you never stop learning behind the scene that created the clothing you in the fashion industry and should soak up as wear every day. much as you can. Starting out as a Marker Maker Fashion designers aren’t just artists; they’re and assistant at STAXS, she points out that it’s creators and realists, as newly appointed designer important to be willing and patient, to start at the and patternmaker Renee Reichmuth soon bottom and aspire to greater things. discovered in her much coveted role at STAXS. “I have always wanted to be a designer and here “Designing isn’t just about the glam and dreaming I am. I am just so stoked! I’ve still got so much up pretty dresses in your head. It’s a lot of hard to learn, and I plan to do just that. This is an work to ensure what you design is realistic awesome opportunity for me, and who knows, and affordable from design to production. This down the track after I’ve travelled I might start my industry is full-on! That’s why I love it!” own label or get in to fashion photography. The opportunities are endless in fashion!” 13 liz proverbs Former Fairfield College student Graduate – 2008 Diploma in Fashion Design Technology “Some students wanted to do ball gowns while others, sportswear, but that’s one of the greatest things about the programme; it caters for both because the basic concepts of the industry apply to us all. “The tutors encouraged us to challenge ourselves, be creative and never settle for second best.” Liz believes the hands-on assignments of the programme offer students the opportunity to experience just what it is like to be in the industry. Students learn skills that could lead to careers as machinists, pattern drafters or designers, but the programme also offers a very strong insight into how to operate and run their own businesses. “The fashion tutors are my role models. They have experience in the industry, so they’ve got a leg to stand on when they advise you on something. They are very honest. Sometimes you Here is someone that knows how it feels to have get so lost in your design, but the tutors are there her cake and eat it too. That is what former Bay to edify you. of Plenty Polytechnic Fashion Design student, Liz “The student-tutor relationship is professional and Proverbs, says about her decision to move from mature; it is more like a friendship rather than Hamilton to the Bay of Plenty to study fashion. hierarchy, as it can be at school.” “I came straight from school into the fashion What inspires Liz in her creations? programme at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. “I love the work of Alexander Wang, an “I loved the idea of living at the Mount and international up-and-coming designer, but it is my broadening my horizons studying what I love in religion and my beliefs that have driven me to be Tauranga. I got to enjoy all the perks of the beach motivated. My style is fashion forward, it’s exciting lifestyle and the rewards of gaining a national and fun to wear something different.” qualification in fashion at the same time.” The 20 year old can’t say enough about how well crafted the programme structure has been to suit a diverse range of students. 14 Bay of plenty polytechnic Private Bag 12001 Tauranga 3143 New Zealand Phone 07 544 0920 ext. 6891 Fax 07 544 2386 Freephone 0800 267 7659 website www.boppoly.ac.nz email firstname.lastname@example.org Every effort was made to ensure the information contained in this brochure was correct at the time of printing. However development of our programmes is ongoing and changes may occur subject to Academic Board approval. Published days and times are indicative only and may be changed due to timetabling requirements. Bay of Plenty Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to insufficient numbers or circumstances beyond its control. 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