Design Academy of Fashion

The Design Academy of Fashion curriculum is designed to unleash your full potential as a unique creative. DAF focuses on the heart and mind of the student, 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. If you are interested in studying towards a degree or diploma in fashion please contact us using the form below and we will get back to you with more details.

Diploma in Fashion (3 years)

  • The Diploma in Fashion makes use of a hands-on approach through teaching learners how to design, create patterns, construct garments through various exercises and projects. Learners are exposed to the world of fashion by exploring fashion across the ages and into contemporary fashion culture using trend forecasting. Business acumen is also taught so that students are prepared for the working world.
  • FEBRUARY 2021
  • COST: Registration R9400 | Tuition Fees R73 500


Foundation Course in Fashion (6 months part-time)

  • The Foundational Course in Fashion is an exciting 200-hour course that equips you with foundational fashion knowledge drawing on key aspects of Fashion Design, Garment Technology, Fashion and Textile Theory. Whether you are preparing a fashion portfolio, wanting to accelerate your fashion career, or dreaming of creating your designs and turning them into reality; this highly practical course will give you the foundational skills you need. During the time spent on the course you will develop knowledge, skills and an understanding of fashion which culminates as a diverse and yet full body of work. You will develop designing and manufacturing skills which are supported with a well-rounded understanding of textiles and fashion theory. On successful conclusion of the course students will receive a certificate of completion. This course is non-credit bearing and is therefore not registered on the South African Qualifications Framework.
  • FEBRUARY 2021
  • COST: Registration R1200 | Tuition Fees R13 600


Fashion Short Courses

Patternmaking and Garment Construction

  • The patterns and garments course will provide you with a foundation for understanding the principles of patternmaking and garment construction. In the garment construction class, practical exercises will demonstrate the translation of patterns into garments including samples of various construction details and you will be able to create a basic garment of your own design. At the end of this short course we will cover skirts and basic tops.
  • FEBRUARY 2021
  • COST: 5800


Fashion Illustration and Design

  • 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.
  • COST: R5800


Computer-Aided Fashion Design

  • This four-week computer-aided fashion design course is designed for beginners that are looking to create their digital fashion portfolio. Using the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, we guide you through the basic tools of these applications. Learners will engage through tutorials which cover how to create moodboards, fashion collages, and digital fashion figures.
  • COST: R4800


Fashion Styling

  • This immersive course combines the theory of fashion styling with practical, real life exercises that will give you the confidence to pursue styling as a career option, freelance undertaking or extension of your fashion design studies. It will give you an understanding of the job of a fashion stylist and provide helpful tips and guidelines for finding and producing styling work. 
  • COST R5800
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