About fashion

From one-off garments on the catwalks of Milan to workrooms making clothing for large department stores, fashion is an integral part of our lives. With knowledge and skills of this diverse industry, you will find yourself in roles such as a patternmaker, retail assistant, production assistant, designer/pattern maker, fashion buyer, workroom supervisor, production assistant, wardrobe assistant and self employed designer. The skills you learn in these roles will set you on the path to establishing your own company or clothing label.

Studying fashion

Whatever you dream of doing, our fashion programmes will equip you with the knowledge and techniques to get you on your way.

Discover your strengths and areas of interest as you learn a range of skills in drawing, design, pattern making and garment construction. With dedicated work spaces and a range of equipment at your fingertips, all you need are the ideas.

Garments produced during your study will be showcased in our exciting annual end-of-year runway show, Pitch.

CPIT offers two Fashion Technology and Design programmes, playing its part in the growth of unique NZ design. Many of our tutors have started fashion labels, own fashion stores and still maintain close ties with the industry. Our graduates are very well respected, and we are often approached by industry looking for staff to employ.


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Diploma in Fashion Technology and Design

Programme code: CH3758 Level: 7 Credits: 240 Starts: February

The Diploma in Fashion Technology and Design is being replaced from 2016 with our new . Students graduating from the Certificate in Fashion Technology and Design in 2015 may have entry into this diploma in 2016. This programme is not open for new enrolments.

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Bachelor of Design (Fashion Technology and Design)

Programme code: CH3756 Level: 7 Credits: 360 Starts: February

Establish a name for yourself in the fashion industry by combining your flair, creativity and passion with professional expertise and technical skills.

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Certificate in Fashion Technology and Design

Programme code: CH3760 Level: 4 Credits: 120 Starts: February

Cultivate your own style and gain the conceptual and construction skills needed to become a success in the fashion industry.

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Fashion graduates take top prizes in Kuala Lumpur