Diploma: Fashion

DIPLOMA:
FASHION

A three-year qualification offering the

ultimate preparation to enter the fashion industry 

Whether you dream of starting your own fashion label, or becoming a successful fashion designer, buyer or stylist, this course will enable you to be the best you can be in your chosen field.

APPLICATIONS FOR 2021 ARE OPEN.

DURATION: Three Years  QUALIFICATION: NQF 6 TUITION: ZAR 73 500

When clicking on the Apply Link, you will be redirected to our Student Portal where you will be able to create your profile and fill in the application forms.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Diploma in Fashion makes use of a hands-on approach through teaching learners how to design, create patterns, construct garments through various exercises and projects. Learners are exposed to the world of fashion by exploring fashion across the ages and into contemporary fashion culture using trend forecasting. Business acumen is also taught so that students are prepared for the working world.

DESIGN CLUSTER : Fashion Design; Computer Illustration & Design; Illustration & Colour Theory.

TECHNICAL CLUSTER : Patternmaking; Garment Construction; Grading

COMMERCIAL CLUSTER : Marketing & Advertising; Retail Buying & Planning; Micro Business Management

CONTEXTUAL CLUSTER : Theory of Clothing; Textile Studies; Fashion Forecasting & Trend;  Life Skills; Experiential Learning.

YEAR ONE | “Who am I?”

Introduction to design development through visual diaries.  Sketch ideas and bring them to life on computer. Create your inspired look.

YEAR TWO | “Who are you?”

Explore and create for different market segments in collaboration with fashion brands.

YEAR THREE | “Who are we?”

Creating your own inspired collection for your graduate fashion show and portfolio.

DIPLOMA OUTCOMES:

At the end of the year, you will receive your diploma and be able to:

Confidently work across various aspects of the fashion industry.  The 3-year diploma offers students the opportunity to delve deep into theory subjects, and gain a solid grip on practical subjects, as you advance into a world that looks to creative thinkers with knowledge of technology, whilst understanding the importance of tangible, hands-on design.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Fashion Designer, Fashion buyer, Sylist, VisualMerchandiser, Fashion Illustrator, Trend Forecaster, Fashion Journalism, Patternmaker, Pattern & Textile Designer.

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ON CAMPUS PROGRAMS

ON CAMPUS
The one-year Higher Certificate in Fashion is an exciting one year program that provides a holistic overview of the clothing industry as you build, develop and create your brand vision.

ONLINE COURSES

ONLINE COURSE
Beginners introduction to Photoshop and Illustrator for fashion design.
STARTING 1 JUNE

Duration: 3 Weeks

Modules: 8

Cost: ZAR 3200

ONLINE COURSE
Aimed at designers looking to expand their technical knowledge.
STARTING 29 JUNE

Duration: 3 Weeks

Modules: 8

Cost: ZAR 5600

ONLINE COURSE
Dive into the principles of design from concept to the final touches.
STARTING 8 JUNE

Duration: 5 Weeks

Modules: 8

Cost: ZAR R4800

The DAF Difference

In order to contribute to the world, we need to understand ourselves first.

The DAF curriculum is designed to unleash your full potential as a unique creative.  Focusing on the heart and mind of the individual, we explore, engage and experience the world around us.  When we understand ourselves and connect to the world, we are able to design and create with relevance and empathy.