There are few fields more global than fashion design, so Otago Polytechnic being rated among the world’s top 50 bachelor degrees for fashion is a real achievement.
Coming in at number 47 in the latest Global Fashion School Rankings, the Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Design (Fashion) is the only New Zealand degree included on the list, and one of just four from Australasia.
The Rankings are established by London-based The Business of Fashion, based on three dimensions of each institution’s academic programme. These are: Global influence (reputation), Learning experience (student satisfaction) and Long-term value (career readiness and opportunities).
“We are absolutely thrilled to receive this international stamp of approval,” says Margo Barton, Academic Leader: Fashion at Otago Polytechnic’s School of Design in Dunedin. “We are the world’s southern-most design school and this ranking is an acknowledgement of the wonderful, world-class team we have here – staff, students, graduates and industry – working, learning and achieving together.”