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Bachelor of Design with Honours (Fashion Design)

Key facts

  • Available at Wellington
  • Available for international students studying in NZ

Fashion is competitive. Get the best start

Kick start your fashion design career with a degree from the school that has produced designers like Kate Sylvester, Kathryn Wilson, Rebecca Taylor, and Sean Kelly (Project Runway NY winner, 2014).

Fashion design is a major in the Bachelor of Design with Honours.

Find out more about the Bachelor of Design with Honours parent structure.

What is it like?

Massey's fashion design major has been the starting point for many successful fashion designers who now own or work in multi-million dollar fashion businesses. Studying design with an emphasis on fashion prepares you for a broad range of opportunities and roles in the creation and sale of apparel, or other design-related careers, locally and internationally.

The Fashion Design major produces creative and innovative designers with a broadly-based design education; an interactive approach to apparel design, manufacturing technology, local and global fashion markets; and the ability to respond sensitively to social, cultural and environmental issues.

Degree-level study of Fashion Design teaches innovative and creative design of apparel, skills in producing patterns and prototype garments, knowledge of textile materials, market and trend analysis, and helps you develop the ability to position fashion products in the marketplace.

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Some of our graduates go on to develop their own labels, while others work in design, production, marketing, merchandising, and a wide range of other activities. Many of New Zealand’s fashion designers were educated at Massey, and we have an excellent reputation for student success in design competitions.

Enter fashion design and brand development in diverse areas, including high fashion, sports, corporate and other specialised clothing, buying and selling, display, costume for stage and film, production planning, quality assurance, materials sourcing, and specification development roles. You may also continue to postgraduate study and further develop your design abilities, knowledge, research interests, and skills.

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