FASHION DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION

FASHION DESIGN – INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA

The Qualification is aimed at the creative person with a flair for fashion, style and a love for all aspects influencing clothing design and manufacturing. The fashion design programme is aimed at developing students to become innovative and creative individuals and challenge them to develop a style relevant to the fashion field and needs of the market.  Our certificates and diplomas in fashion design cover a wide range of skills from designing and making a blouse or a shirt, a dress or a fashion corset through to designing and making a character costume.

This qualification is ideal for anyone interested in fashion and design from complete beginners to those wishing to develop their skills and knowledge

Our courses are nationally and internationally accredited. The course equips students to analyse and monitor design processes to meet market demands and to adopt advanced production methods, ensuring cost effectiveness in manufacturing of clothing. Fashion design is the art of application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories. Fashion design is influenced by cultural and social latitudes, and has varied over time and place. Fashion designers attempt to design clothes which are functional as well as aesthetically pleasing; they consider who is likely to wear a garment and the situations in which it will be worn. They have a wide range and combinations of materials to work with and a wide range of colors, patterns and styles to choose from. In the fashion world, new designs are presented in the form of hand-drawn sketches and Design software applications to keep up with current market trends.

Duration: 2 Years International Certificate / 3 Years International Diploma

Job opportunities: Fashion Designer, Fashion Merchandiser, Store Design Technician, Display Designer, Project Manager, Fashion Illustrator, Fashion Technologist, Fashion Buyer, Fashion Store Designer and More.

Career advancement: Interior Design, CAD 1

Entrance requirements:

  • National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) – Matric
  • NQF Level 3 Qualification
  • Mathematics literacy (Grade 12)
  • Communication / English (Grade 12)
  • Registration application form & a discretionary assessment at CAD4ALL

YEAR 1: DESIGN FOUNDATION – NATIONAL CERTIFICATE

Subjects:

  • Read and interpret visual images
  • Use Mathematics in practical application
  • Design career development
  • Producing a range of design works
  • Communicate with various mediums and technology
  • Development of craft
  • Design aspect for performances
  • Work in a business environment
  • Design Software applications
  • Computer applications
  • International certifications in Adobe

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YEAR 2: FASHION WEAR AND FASHION CRAFT DESIGN –
INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE

Subjects:

  • Fashion Techniques
  • Advanced Design Software applications
  • Free hand sketching techniques
  • Pattern cutting and textile decoration
  • Business & office communication
  • Various garment styling
  • Developing design for fashion craft
  • Design performance
  • CAD introduction
  • Interior layout
  • Design foundations
  • Office introduction

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YEAR 3: FASHION WEAR AND FASHION CRAFT
DESIGN – INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA

Subjects:

  • Apply innovative and complex design ideas to fashion garments
  • Fashion illustration
  • Plan, prepare and manage the production process
  • Operation and utilisation of tools and equipment needed for fashion design
  • Manufacturing of a garments according the brief
  • Design shopfronts for advertising of garments and fashion wear
  • Presentation skills
  • Scheduling
  • Project management basics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • CAD advanced 2D
  • CAD advanced 3D
  • Draughting basics
  • Revit & Idea introduction
  • International certifications in Adobe

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