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Fashion Programmes at UCOL Polytechnic



UCOL offers a range of programmes which explore the exciting world of fashion. These fashion programmes offer you the opportunity to develop your artistic knowledge and gain the skills to pursue a career within the fashion industry, whether you want to secure a job in the industry or start your own label. The opportunities in the fast moving world of fashion are endless.


Intelligent, fresh and innovative – exhibiting a unique outlook and attitude, New Zealand is fast making its mark on the world textile and fashion scene. UCOL’s Whanganui School of Design  offers a three year degree programme that explores the textile/fashion design process from concept to product completion. One of New Zealand’s top design schools, the  Whanganui School of Design will be your classroom, studio, production facility and research centre. Studying a Bachelor of Design and Arts, with a textile/fashion major you will participate in intern projects, public events and produce a professional design portfolio.



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Semester One 2015 starts in February. Semester Two 2015 starts in July. Apply 6 to 8 weeks before your programme starts to secure your place.


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Various funding options may be available to you. Some links to information and tools are listed below to help you.


Studylink is a source of information for government assisted funding options for Aotearoa New Zealand students.


Breakout provides information and databases on scholarships, awards and grants available in Aotearoa New Zealand.


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Scholarship information is available for study at UCOL campuses in Palmerston North, Whanganui and Wairarapa.



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