Fashion marks time. It responds to the cultural and political issues that underpin society and inspires change. Fashion design at AUT provides a learning environment where you can actively participate in this process.
The Fashion major in the Bachelor of Design degree (BDes) encourages you to be adept in problem solving and creative reasoning. It promotes originality based on a thorough awareness of your chosen field, resulting in the ability to create innovative fashion work destined for a multifaceted global industry.
Year 1 papers - 120 points in total
Students develop practical fashion design skills such as pattern cutting and drawing, as well as being introduced to creative design thinking and fashion theory.
115024 Creative Process (15)
115100 Core Studio Art and Design (30)
115101 Core Theory Art and Design (15)
115120 Fashion Studio 1 (45)
115121 Fashion Theory 1 (15)
Your first year skills are put into practice through a series of challenging industry-orientated projects that focus on the development of design ideas across broad fashion areas – from streetwear to high fashion.
116015 Fashion Studio 2 (60)
116027 Fashion Production and Communication (15)
116200 Elective Project (15)
116220 Fashion Theory 2 (30)
Year 3 papers - 120 points in total
Students develop their own self-directed projects, resulting in a body of work that is selected for a professional presentation (runway or showroom) at the end of the year to the fashion media and industry.
With a further six papers (90 points) from Fashion electives.
117322 Fashion Marketing (15)
117323 Tailoring (15)
117324 Fashion Design (75)
117325 Costume Design (75)*
117326 Knitwear Design (75)*
117327 Advanced Pattern Cutting (15)
117328 Advanced CAD/CAM (15)
Click here to view programme structure and paper outlines.
Additional course information can also be found here.
Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.
Please contact the Programme Administrator, Johanna Bowden for programme information.
*Papers not open for enrolment in 2013