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courses we provide

FOUNDATION SKILLS DESIGN

LEVEL 2 - 26 WEEKS

It is never too late to upskill! Ignite your creative pathway with our zero fees course open to all ages without a level 2 qualification. Gain an understanding of basic graphic or fashion design and the design process. Create original logos, layouts, learn drawing skills and work with the latest Adobe software. Fashion students will gain an understanding of design process with knowledge of textiles, fashion trends, pattern making, garment design and construction.

All materials/resources inclusive of the course.

Choose Graphic design or Fashion. It’s your call!

 

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FOUNDATION SKILLS DESIGN - YG

LEVEL 2 - 1 YEAR

Are you between the ages of 16-20? Do you have creative flair? Want to get NCEA level 2? Enrol now in our zero fees course where you will discover how you can make your mark in the world of graphic design or fashion. Create original logos, layouts, learn drawing skills and work with the latest Adobe software. Fashion students will gain an understanding of design process with knowledge of textiles, fashion trends, pattern making, garment design and construction.

All materials/resources inclusive of the course.

Choose Graphic design or Fashion. It’s your call!

 

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BRIDGING GRAPHIC OR FASHION DESIGN

LEVEL 3 & 4

Take the next step in your creative pathway! Further challenge your creative ability! Whether you seek a career as a top graphic designer or visualise your fashion collection on a runway, our Level 3 and 4 Bridging course will help take you there. On completion you will have a portfolio that can gain you entry in to the best degree programmes in NZ or around the world. Your achievements at The Design School can be recognised to shorten the duration of your further study.

All materials/resources inclusive of the course.

Choose Graphic design or Fashion. It’s your call!

 

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The design school partners

Student success stories

A graduate of The Design School, Johnson Witehira has completed a PHD in Maori Visual Arts and in 2012 was one of the winners of Chorus “Taking Toi Maori to Times Square”. Since then his career as an Artist and Designer has gained him world-wide recognition.

 

JOHNSON WITEHIRA - Artist and Designer

In 2010 Alaisa Peterson became the youngest ever finalist at the Westfield Style Pasifika New Zealand Fashion Awards. At just 17 years old and a level 2 student at The Design School, Alaisa designed and created a garment inspired by Patupaiarehe.

 

ALAISA PETERSON - Fashion Awards finalist