Graduate Diploma in Fashion (Design and Technology) in Southern Institute of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology

Campus: Invercargill, Christchurch

Duration: 1 year

Intake: February

*Fee: $19,000

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This programme is designed in manner to develop the skills and knowledge which are relevant to the applications of fashions and its design that includes the key ideas, principals and concepts related to the theory and application of the paper which are studied. Development of fashion design, production of fashion, illustration of the images of fashions, textile art and pattern development, providing all the introduction to the costume, design and production, specialised pattern making

Course Content
Compulsory Papers

  • Fashion Design Development (The Collection)
  • Fashion Production (The Collection)
  • Costume
    Elective Papers

    Any three of the following papers:

  • Fashion Design Development
  • Fashion Production
  • Fashion Illustration and Imagery 1
  • Textile Art and Technology
  • Design and Production 1 (Client)
  • Design and Production 2 (Corset, Swimwear, Lingerie)
  • Fashion Illustration and Imagery 2
  • Computer Aided Pattern Development
  • Introduction to Costume
  • Design and Production 3 (Competition Wear)
  • Design and Production 5 (Couture)
  • Design and Production 4 (Unconventional)
  • Specialised Pattern Making Techniques
  • Specialised Construction Techniques
  • Elective 1
    Career Outcomes:


    Apply their business skills in marketing and management practices relevant to the fashion industry.

    English Proficiency Score

    1. IELTS test – Academic score of 6, with no band score lower than 5.5
    2. TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) – Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
    3. TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) – Score of 60 (with a writing score of 20)
    4. Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE (Academic) score of 50

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