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.
2021 APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Subjects will be taught in four different clusters. Which includes a Design Cluster, Technical Cluster, Commercial Cluster and a Contextual Cluster.
DESIGN CLUSTER : The subjects offered in the design cluster are focused around all the elements of creating and rendering your fashion design drawing. From
sketching to illustration and computer-aided design.
TECHNICAL CLUSTER : The technical cluster focuses on the constructing of your fashion item. Diploma students will receive in-depth knowledge of clothing technology,
through mastering patternmaking and constructing the perfect fitting garment.
COMMERCIAL CLUSTER : Learners will delve into the business world in the commercial cluster as we look at selling our garments. Marketing strategies that tell a story and drive sales. With a look at planning a range that drives profit and mitigates risk.
CONTEXTUAL CLUSTER : Learners will engage with why we wear what we wear? How trends start, and when is it just a fad. As we fall in love with the fashion industry.
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 with collaborations with fashion brands and retailers
YEAR THREE | “Who are we?”
Creating your own inspired collection for your graduate fashion show and portfolio.
WHO SHOULD ENROL FOR THE DIPLOMA?
The admission criterion is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 30% in the English Language. Matric Certification (certified copy with the required level of completion)
Entrance portfolio comprising of an essay a moodboard and a storyboard. Click on the Portfolio Workshop link below for an indepth look at how to create your entrance portfolio.
For more details on entry requirements, click on the button below.
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.