Colleges and Universities Offering Bachelor of Fashion Design in South Africa

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Fashion Design(Fashion Design)
  • Major Subject: Fashion Design
  • Course Category: Degree Courses

Institutions Offering Bachelor of Fashion Design

  •  The Independent Institute of Education,Vega, Pretoria  
    The following are the contents of the program:

    (i) Fashion Concept Development and Design 1

    (ii) Garment Construction 1

    (iii) Pattern Construction 1

    (iv) Fashion Illustration Techniques 1

    (v) Technology of Textiles

    (vi) Design Culture 1

    (vii) Fashion History 1

    (viii) Fashion Technology 1

    (ix) Fashion Concept Development and Design 2

    (x) Fashion Studio: Construction 2

    (xi) Fashion Illustration Techniques 2

    (xii) Design Culture 2

    (xiii) Fashion Technology 2

    (xiv) Fashion Retail and Branding

    (xv) Fashion Retail and Trends

    (xvi) Fashion Studio: Design 3

    (xvii) Fashion Studio: Construction 3

    (xviii) Fashion Illustration 3

    (xix) Design Culture 3

    (xx) Fashion Technology 3

    (xxi) Business Practice 3

    Entry requirements

    (i) A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Degree admission- A minimum of 30 % for English coupled with a minimum of 50% in four recognised 20-credit NSC subjects (This excludes LO which is a 10 credit subject); OR

    (ii) A National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V)) with Degree admission – A minimum of 60% in English on either First Additional Language or Home Language level AND Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy AND Life Orientation , with a minimum of 70% in the four vocational subjects is required; OR

    (iii) A Senior Certificate (SC) (with endorsement); OR

    (iv) A Senior Certificate(Amended) SC(A) with degree admission; OR

    (v) For international qualifications: A USAf Exemption Certificate to degree studies is required.

    (vi) Alternatively, a Higher Certificate, an Advanced Certificate, 240 or 360 credit Diploma in a cognate* field may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to degree studies.

    Fees: R85 000

    Course duration: 3 years
  •  Villioti Fashion Institute , Johannesburg  
    Course content

    (i) Fashion Design Concepts 1

    (ii) Garment Engineering 1

    (iii) Fashion Operations Management 1

    (iv) Textile Theory & Application 1

    (v) History of Fashion 1

    (vi) Culture of Fashion 1

    (vii) Academic Literacy

    (viii) Fashion Design Concepts 2

    (ix) Fashion Operations Management 2

    (x) Fashion Retail Management 1

    (xi) History of Fashion 2

    (xii) Culture of Fashion 2

    (xiii) Trend Forecasting 1

    (xiv) Fashion Design Concepts 3

    (xv) Fashion Operations Management 3

    (xvi) Fashion Retail Management 2

    (xvii) History of Fashion 3

    (xviii) Culture of Fashion 3

    Entry requirements

    A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (or its same/similar standard, for example Senior Certificate with endorsement) with a minimum of 30% in English together with an achievement rating of 4 (adequate achievement, i.e. 50% – 59%) or better in four subjects from the designated subject list; Accounting, Agricultural Science, Business Studies, Dramatic Arts, Economics, Engineering Graphics and Design, Geography, History, Consumer Studies, Information Technology, Languages, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy, Music, Physical Science, Religion Studies, Visual Arts

    Fees: R79 604

    Course duration: 3 years
  •  Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion Design, Stellenbosch  
    Course requirements

    (i) Applicants must be older than 18 years of age at registration

    (ii) National Senior Certificate (NSC) at NQF level 4 issued by Umalusi OR

    (iii) National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV) level 4 issued by Umalusi OR

    (iv) Grade 12 or recognized equivalent qualification certified by Umalusi or an international equivalent examination board.

    (v) English Home /Additional language Pass grade. (Non-South African students have to submit evidence of
    English proficiency)

    (vi) Applicants of 23 years and above who do not meet the admission requirements may also be admitted
    based upon their workplace experience and Academy-specific entrance assessments and interviews.

    Course duration: 3 years

    Mode of study: full time
  •  Inscape Education Group , Pretoria  
    This enables students to understand:

    (i) Design skills

    (ii) Design knowledge

    (iii) Design style

    Course requirements

    (i) National Senior Certificate with admission to a Bachelor’s Degree, or verification Certificate indicating an equivalent.

    (ii) Competent in English at NQF level 4. Mathematics preferred.


    (i) Year 1-R104,940

    (ii) Year 2-R95,718

    (iii) Year 3-R95,718

    Program duration: Three years
  •  FEDISA Fashion School, Cape Town  
    1.South African Nationals
    National Senior Certificate with either: Endorsement OR Matriculation Exemption.

    2.​Foreign Nationals
    O-levels (or international equivalent) are applicable for entry into a South African Higher Education Institution such as FEDISA. Passes of at least five different subjects of the IGCSE and HIGCSE study levels, of which at least two are HIGCSE level subjects. A pass in the language of instruction at the institute – English specific pass grade: IGCSE: A, B or C OR HIGCSE: 1, 2 or 3
  •  Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark  
    Duration: 3 years

    Minimum entry requirement:
    -A completed National Diploma in Fashion or an equivalent standard as determined by the Department Committee. A minimum of a 60% average for the three major subjects

    Modules Overview:
    -Theory of Clothing IV (Technical Report)
    -Design Studies IV (Exhibition)
    -Research Methodology.

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