Level 3 Fashion and Design

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Knight

This course is for students who are highly passionate and motivated towards a career where innovation and problem solving are desirable. They will continue to develop and enhance skills learnt over the past two years, resulting in creative and individual garments and fashion illustrations.

This course is for students who have successfully completed L1 & L2 Fashion Design. The emphasis is on taking the knowledge gained and using that to design and create dynamic and innovative clothing. There is an expectation that students will be highly motivated and keen to work on their designs both in and out of school. Students will learn how to draft patterns from measurements to create a “block” that will then be used as a basis for further complex garment construction. There will be two major projects which will have common themes linking all the achievement standards together, resulting in both an actual and virtual collection of garments by the end of the year.

As with L1 & L2, all construction work for the AS must be completed in class time under supervision. There is an increased level of personal research which must be undertaken for the year’s project to be successful.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$40 for consumables

Entry Guidelines

Minimum of 12 Technology credits at Level 2.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91627 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.30 - Initiate design ideas through exploration
A.S. 91626 v3 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.26 - Draft a pattern to interpret a design for a garment
A.S. 91623 v3 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.23 - Implement complex procedures to create an applied design for a specified product
A.S. 91621 v3 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.21 - Implement complex procedures using textile materials to make a specified product
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Pathway Tags

Architect, Photojournalist, Graphic designer, Creative Director, Print Production Artist, Art Director, Web Designer, Desktop Publisher, Web Programmer, Web Developer, Marketing Designer, Marketing Director, Illustrator, Communications Manager, Visual Artist, Film Producer, Video Maker


An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.