A one-year programme that offers a holistic overview of the clothing industry.
The higher certificate in fashion is an exciting one year program that provides a holistic overview of the clothing industry as the student builds, develops and creates their brand vision. We go through each step of the process from business plan to in-store merchandising. This intensive course focuses on practical applications and knowledge with the exciting outcome of presenting your brand, your product and designs, in your own “mock” store environment.
APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR 2021
Applications for 2021 are closed. If you are interested in studying the Higher Certificate in Fashion, please contact us directly.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Higher Certificate students will cover 12 subjects which will be taught in four different clusters. Which includes a Design Cluster, Technical Cluster, Contextual Cluster and a Commercial Cluster.
Illustration & Colour Theory
Computer Illustration & Design
Marketing & Advertising
Retail Buying & Planning
Theory of Clothing
HIGHER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM OUTCOME:
KEY TOPICS YOU WILL LEARN
✔︎ Trends & Fashion Forecasting
✔︎ Theory of Fashion
✔︎ Brand Concept and Development
✔︎ Fashion Design & Illustration
✔︎ Garment Construction
✔︎ Marketing & Advertising
✔︎ Buying & Planning
✔︎ Styling & Merchandising
WHO SHOULD ENROL IN THE HIGHER CERTIFICATE?
The higher certificate is suitable for students from a wide range of backgrounds, including school leavers, graduates hoping to work in fashion, and those seeking a new career path.
The Higher Certificate is well suited to entrepreneurs wanting to start a fashion brand. Those looking for a holistic overview of the entire process from developing your brand to selling your product.
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 and a storyboard. Click on the Portfolio Workshop link below for an indepth look at how to create your entrance portfolio. Please note, Higher Certificate applicants do not need to include a moodboard in their portfolio.
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The Higher Certificate is aimed a fashion entrepreneurs looking to create their fashion business. The skills you will learn will also make you employable across all areas of the fashion industry.
Fashion entrepreneur, junior fashion designer, buyers assistant, assistant fashion stylist, fashion retail, fashion blogger.