On-Campus Saturday Course

FASHION DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION

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

 

The 6-week Fashion Design & Illustration course is designed to inspire creativity and an understanding of design principles.  While the Adobe Digital Fashion Design course (6weeks) applies those foundational principles using the Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop platform.

Learners have the option of enrolling in one or both courses.  With a 20% discount for those enrolling in both Level One and Two.

Fashion Design & Illustration

DURATION: 6 Weeks

SATURDAYS: 9am-1pm

REGISTRATION FEE: R 300

TUITION FEE: R 4500

Adobe Digital Fashion Design

DURATION: 6 Weeks

SATURDAYS: 9am-1pm

REGISTRATION FEE: R 300

TUITION FEE: R 5400

Sign up for both courses and recieve 20% off the total tuition fees!

2022 EDITIONS

FASHION DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION
COURSE OUTLINE

The Fashion Design & Illustration course is broken into 6 four-hour lessons. These lessons will take place every Saturday from 9am-1pm for the duration of the course and be held on campus at Design Academy of Fashion.  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.

You will be provided with course notes, resources, and lectures as well as practical on hand assistance from our facilitator. There will also be a whatsapp group and contact details for extra assistance to any questions during the week.

  • 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: With style developed, we create a range 3 outfits/looks. 
  • Lesson Six: Effective layout and design principles for final presentation.

ADOBE DIGITAL FASHION DESIGN
COURSE OUTLINE

The Adobe for Fashion Design course is broken into 6 four-hour lessons.  These lessons will take place every Saturday from 9 am-1 pm for the duration of the course and be held on campus at the Design Academy of Fashion. You will receive engaging tasks and assignments.

  • Lesson One: Introduction/gain familiarity with the Photoshop interface and work area/gain familiarity with basic tools and start generating basic shapes. Importing images/adjusting images and image layout.
  • Lesson Two: Creating a mood board with the desired theme. Creating a collage with the desired theme using all methods learnt over the first 4 lessons.
  • Lesson Three: Finalising your mood board and layout.
  • Lesson Four: Introduction/gain familiarity with Illustrator interface and work area/gain familiarity with basic tools and start generating basic shapes using the pen tool. Outline of basic fashion figure template.
  • Lesson Five: Filling basic fashion figure template with colour and texture. Bringing your fashion figure to life with shadows/burn and dodge tool.
  • Lesson Six: Final touches and finishes of your fashion drawing for industry-standard submissions.

YOUR COURSE CONVENER

Katy-Jane Huemer Design Academy of Fashion

Katy-Jane Huemer is a fashion designer and graphic artist.  During her final year of her 3-year diploma at Design Academy of Fashion, Katy-Jane was already gaining industry experience through freelancing with one of South Africa’s largest fashion retailers. 

Katy-Jane continues to freelance for fashion suppliers, high-end brands, and major retailers and is ready to pass on her expert knowledge of industry-standard design.

COURSE OUTCOMES

At the end of the fashion design & illustration 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.

Understand the fundamentals of the design applications, Adobe Illustrator & Adobe Photoshop.

Digital visual moodboards that communicates your inspired vision.

Bring your fashion figures to life using creativity and technical know-how of design applications. 

Manipulate, blend and add textures to your designs for a professional look.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Required stationery and supplies to complete the course:

Fashion Design & Illustration – 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. 

Adobe Digital Fashion Design – Notebook, Pen and 4Gig Flash drive.

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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.

FOUNDATION IN FASHION COURSE

The Foundational Course in Fashion is an exciting  course that equips you with foundational fashion knowledge drawing on key aspects of Fashion DesignGarment Technology, and Textile Theory.

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.