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.
Whatever you dream of doing, our Certificate and Diploma 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 runway shows, Debut and 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.
Programme code: CH3760 Level: 4 Credits: 120
Cultivate your own style and gain the conceptual and construction skills needed to become a success in the fashion industry.
Programme code: CH3758 Level: 7 Credits: 240
Whether you want to run your own design workroom, establish your own fashion company or even launch your own label, your career opportunities are limitless with this diploma.