This Diploma in fashion teaches you that to be successful in fashion involves understanding a wide variety of core principles. Trends in fashion are analyzed and applied to the design process, business management, and garment engineering.
First, you have to make sure that you meet the admission requirements of the programme of your choice.
Admission requirements can be found under the courses and programmes.
General Admission Requirements
The minimum entrance requirement for admission to studies at the Vaal University of Technology is a Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification. A pass mark is required in at least one of the languages of instruction (English) of the University at Higher Grade (HG) or Standard Grade (SG).
If an applicant offers an N3 qualification as an entrance requirement, it should comprise at least four subjects, plus pass marks in two official languages (of which one must be English), at least at Senior Certificate level (SG).
Additional requirements are specified for each course/ instructional programme. Prospective students must please note that in the faculties of Engineering, Applied and Computer Sciences the minimum required symbol for Mathematics, Physical Science, and in certain cases English, are HG (E) or SG(C).
In the other Faculties and pending the course you want to enroll for, the average recommended subjects are: Accounting, Business Economics, Economics, Mathematics, Typing, Biology, Home Economics, Art, Physical Science, Clothing and Needlework.
Degree courses: Admission requirements regarding post-diploma and degree studies are available on request.
All applications will be selected on merit by the department concerned.
A candidate who is at least 23 years of age may apply for conditional admission.
The Candidate’s application must be accompanied by the following:
A certificate stating formal qualifications.
Recommendation from the applicant’s employer stating that he/she has the necessary experience and communication abilities to complete the proposed instructional programme successfully.
If an application is conditionally approved, the candidate shall only be admitted to the second semester/year of study, provided that the full first year/semester course has been completed successfully.
Non-South African certificates must be evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (Phone +27 (12) 431 5000) and submitted together with this application.
The address is SAQA, Postnet Suite 248, Private Bag X06, Waterkloof, 0145, South Africa.
Failure to submit a valid study permit on the day of registration will result in the applicants forfeiting their place and all monies paid to date.
Late application forms will not be accepted or processed.
Selection will be based on the points obtained according to the following points rating schedule, together with bonus points and limitations as indicated.
Duration 2 years
What Diploma do you need to be a fashion designer?
If you want to work in fashion design, you should start by pursuing a bachelor’s degree in either fashion design or fashion merchandising, according to the BLS.
These programs include coursework in art and design, textiles and fabrics, and computer-aided design (CAD) technology.