WITH AN AVERAGE OF 12,5 STUDENTS PER LECTURER - YOU WILL NEVER JUST BE A NUMBER AT DAF.

Having a focus on individual attention is not something we just say, it’s what we do.

As a human-centred institution, the DAF team focuses on each student, creating an environment for learners to reach their unique creative potential.

LEARNER TO LECTURER RATIO

Having produced some of South Africa’s top designers, we believe this comes from the individual attention and human touch that the DAF faculty bring.

With a maximum of 12,5 students to every lecturer, DAF drives an education system of high contact time. This allows each student the opportunity for productive engagements with their lecturer. The DAF team is always open to students as we work together to ensure their success.

A FOCUS ON EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Our students start their journey of self-exploration and building a vision of their lives through the Life Skills course.

Run by our MD, Bianca Fobian, the Life Skills course delves deep into the heart and mind of each designer. This is an opportunity for each student to evaluate their lives, and put in place strategies to achieve their goals. A course that sets DAF apart, as students truly engage with the world, with a clear understanding of themselves.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

With strong ties to the fashion industry, we are constantly engaging with organisations and designers to give our students the best employment opportunities. Through collaborations, experiential work, and mentorships.

We offer guidance and support for students going for their interviews, with a practical understanding of their requirements for a successful interview.

BURSARIES

Design Academy of Fashion is committed to our mission of transforming South Africa’s creative capital. With 12% of our 2020 student body on bursaries, we continue to work with government and corporate partners to grow this number.

Fashion retailers that partner with DAF to offer bursaries, would generally offer this opportunity to 2nd and 3rd-year students. A students successful track-record in 1st year is a great motivator on their bursary application.

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.