Develop skills to make garments while learning about the function of fabrics used in everyday life. You complete a portfolio of your own ideas while demonstrating your practical skills.
This course is based on the BConstructive programme, and will build the skills required to enter a trade.
The focus is on a mix of practical garment construction and research skills. Reflection on factors influencing fashion follows the design process.
Sem1 Let’s Take Action - Nutrition f or Individual Needs Some members of our community may require different foods for health, religion or ethical reasons. Students will research and demonstrate how meals could be adap ted to be healthy and affordable to meet individual nutritional needs in a collaborative class programme. Sem 2 - Our community - How f ar does your f ood travel? Not everyone in New Zealand can afford to eat regular, healthy food. This course discusses ideas and attitudes linked to food security and how this relates to the provision of food for New Zealand families.
Semester 1 - 10 Internal credits Semester 2 - 3 Internal credits, 4 External credits This course is split into two semesters: students can take just one course or both.
This course extends the knowledge you gained in level 1. It is project-based with a wide range of skills open to you. You get to choose and negotiate with the teacher the terms of your projects.
In this course you explore traditional, historical and environmental elements for inspiration to create inspiring garments.
If you read fashion magazines and wish you could recreate the styles you see, then pattern drafting is the course for you.
Take home components
What is your Fashion Narrative? Fashion has a big effect on our lives by defining style and culture. It is a way to express personality, and sometimes to send a message. Fashion plays a role in the lives of most people since it helps them fit in or stand out from the crowd. What do your fashion choices say about you? Whether you wish to study Fashion at tertiary level, work in the fashion industry or express yourself through fashion, this course is for you.
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