Online Course

FASHION DESIGN &
ILLUSTRATION

Learn the principles of design through a process of concept to final execution.

This five-week online fashion design and illustration course is designed to inspire creativity, excitement and an understanding of design principles. You will be introduced to a process of building a concept, creating a narrative, and bringing it to life with colour, texture, and imagery that aligns to your customer. Explore sketching and illustration. Understand proportion and texture. The theory of colour and different techniques and mediums. Ending off with your very own, inspired storyboard.

NEXT COURSE RUNS 2021

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DURATION: 5 Weeks
MODULES: 8
COST: R 4800

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The Course has started. Contact us at info@daf-academy.co.za for information on the next course.
Pay before 28 August to receive your

By clicking the apply button, you will be redirected to the short course application form.  When you submit the form, you will be redirected to the payment options.  Your options are, Snapscan, Payjustnow (3 months installment interest free), Payfast, EFT, and cash/card at DAF campus.

COURSE OUTLINE

The Fashion Design & Illustration course is broken into 8 two-hour lessons.  Lessons will open on a Monday & Wednesday to allow time to research and collate your information.   We will start with building your concept through a visual diary and then move onto sketching and illustration. You will receive engaging tasks and assignments.

Lessons will take place on the e-learning platform of our Student Management System.  You will be provided with course notes, resources, and video tutorials.   We will conduct online sessions for additional assistance.

Lesson One: Introduction to the process of building a concept.  Creating a visual diary.

  • Lesson Two: Dive into the principles of Design.  Exploring rough sketching.
  • Lesson Three: Research fashion illustration styles for inspiration.
  • Lesson Four: Develop your own unique croqui.  Fabric effects and 3D techniques.

Lesson Five: Theory on colour and the use of different techniques and mediums.

  • Lesson Six: With style developed, we create a range 3 outfits/looks. 
  • Lesson Seven: The final touches.  Creating clear designs within your own unique style.
  • Lesson Eight: Effective layout and design principles for final presentation.

YOUR COURSE CONVENER

Paige Marie Garbutt is a transdisciplinary individual grounded in creativity and sustainability. Holding a Bachelor of Technology in Fashion Design, DUT, and a Postgraduate Degree in Sustainable Development, Stellenbosch University. She has showcased at Mercedes-Benz Fashion week and placed top three in the Durban Fashion Fair Young Designers 2016. As a member of the Fashion Revolution South Africa team, she aims to create positive change in the fashion industry.  Paige is excited to share her expert knowledge and industry experience to inspire innovative and thoughtful design. 

COURSE OUTCOMES

At the end of this course you will receive a certificate of completion and be able to :

Understand the principles of design through proportions, details and body shape.

Create visual diary and transform it in to a concept that builds the foundation to your design.

Sketch and Illustrate your designs with your own unique style using texture and learnt techniques. 

Design and layout your for visual clarity remaining focused on the concept.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Required stationery and supplies to complete the course:

HB pencil, eraser, sharpener, fine liner (0.1 and 0.3) and some form of colour (watercolour, gouache, pencil crayons, watercolour pencils, different colour pens etc) with appropriate paper for the medium, access to a printer, journal A4, A4 paper. 

FASHION DESIGN APPLICATION FORM

ADDITIONAL ONLINE COURSES AVAILABLE

ONLINE COURSE
Beginners introduction to Photoshop and Illustrator for fashion design.
ONLINE COURSE
Aimed at designers looking to expand their technical knowledge.
ONLINE COURSE
Dive into the principles of design from concept to the final touches.

FULL-TIME PROGRAMS

DIPLOMA

The three-year Diploma in Fashion is an accredited programme that provides the ultimate preparation needed to enter the fashion industry.

HIGHER CERTIFICATE

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.

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.