On-Campus Saturday Course

FASHION ILLUSTRATION
& DESIGN

Learn the principles of design through

a process of concept to final execution.

 

This eight-week on-campus 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.

30 January 2021

to 20 March 2021

DURATION: 8 Weeks
SATURDAYS: 9am-1pm
TOTAL COST: R 5800 

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COURSE OUTLINE

The Fashion Design & Illustration course is broken into 8 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: 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

Nikki St Quintin is a former DAF graduate that has been with the Academy for many years as Head of Department. She delivers her classes with technical perspective as well as creative flair. Her skill set includes an advanced technical knowledge in the total construction of garments, to theories and practice of fashion 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

When you select the “Proceed to Payment Options” you will be redirected to the payment page. 

Your have the option of Snapscan, Payjustnow (3 months installment interest free), Payfast, EFT, and cash/card at DAF campus.

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.