Bachelor Of Art BA Fashion Design At University of Johannesburg‎ (UJ)

 A BA in Fashion Design equips students with the knowledge they need to start careers in the fashion industry. Courses cover a wide variety of useful skills such as pattern making, draping, apparel construction, and fashion sketching.

Fashion Design (B8FD1Q)

The purpose of the BA Fashion Design programme is to develop problem finders and problem solvers that have the competence to work independently as entrepreneurial fashion designers.The objective of this degree is to: 

  • Apply integrated knowledge and advanced conceptual thinking skills to solve complex fashion design problems;
  • Use a range of design methods, processes and techniques to create, present and argue for professional fashion designs;
  • Enable students to demonstrate knowledge of design history and theory in broader context and fashion design history and theory in discipline specific context, and to conduct design criticism and research.

Career opportunities

The programme will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills for a design career in the fashion industry, including:

— Problem solving through design

— Fashion entrepreneur

— Fashion designer

— Pattern engineer

— Stylist 

— Entrepreneur      

Admission requirements — BA Design (Fashion Design) (B8FD1Q)

  • Senior certificate or equivalent qualification with a minimum APS or M-score.
  • Online entrance selection process 
  • Compulsory school subject: English.

Recommended school subjects for Fashion Design include Art, Design Studies, Business Economics and Mathematics

Online entrance selection requirements• Online worksheet to assess basic English skill, maths literacy skills, paragraph writing and drawing skills. • Digital submission of a drawing
Average Point Score (APS)

Min APSLanguagesMathematicsOther requirements
23 With MathematicsLanguage of teaching and learning*Other recognised language**

Maths Lit

(50 – 59%)

(50 – 59%)
Maths: 4
 (50 – 59%)
OR Maths Lit: 5
​Entrance selection process

A minimum APS of 23 with Mathematics or 24 with Mathematical Literacy is required to apply for the programme.

Contact details:


Departmental Secretary: Fashion and Industrial Design
Faculty Art, Design and Architecture
Tel +27 11 559 1022