The Department of Design Studies is home to TUT’s Fashion Design & Technology and Jewellery Design & Manufacture programmes.
The new Diploma in Fashion Design & Technology continues in the Art & Design stream with a far more intense vocational focus on the interconnectedness between the core themes, namely design and construction. You will be provided with a skill set that will see you exploring the variety of possibilities contained in the fashion and apparel industry. The Diploma in Fashion Design & Technology aims to prepare you for employment and self-employment in a practical way or to further your academic studies. Indigenous knowledge incorporated into the course will assist in developing locally-grounded students who can think globally and contextualise relevant design solutions at home. The Diploma in Fashion Design & Technology aligns with the vision and mission of TUT as it aims to implement technology, nurture innovation, entrepreneurship, and community engagement throughout your three-year experience, creating original, resourceful, and self-reliant graduates.