Diploma in Fashion Design

General

Program Description

DIPLOMA IN FASHION DESIGN

PURPOSE

The Diploma in Fashion Design covers all aspects necessary to meet the increasingly sophisticated and technologically advanced needs of a Creative Practitioner within the fashion design context and industry. It also covers all day-to-day activities and skills required of a successful fashion designer. Students are trained and exposed to related roles and job opportunities in the fashion design practice, textiles, editing/journalism, styling, fashion design retail and the apparel industry.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be admitted to the Diploma in Fashion Design, applicants must:

  • be older than 18 years of age at registration
  • have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) at NQF level 4 issued by Umalusi OR
  • have a National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV) level 4 issued by Umalusi OR
  • have a Grade 12 or recognised equivalent qualification certified by Umalusi or an international equivalent examination board.

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

Applicants must provide:

  1. A Certified copy of your academic transcripts or latest school report
  2. A motivation essay – a 500-word essay on:
    1. Why are you interested in fashion design?
    2. Where do you see yourself in the future?
    3. How will a qualification from Elizabeth Galloway Academy help you achieve your goals?
  3. Two (2) Written references – 2 Written references and the contact details of these 2 people (not family or friends).
  4. A Certified copy of your ID/Passport
  5. Application Form

FEE ASSISTANCE

Diploma applicants who have been accepted are eligible to apply for fee assistance. For more information, see the guideline and application form at the back of this booklet.

Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

Since the mid-90s, the Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion Design has been training individuals who want to enter the fashion industry or become fashion-design entrepreneurs. Practical experience pl ... Read More

Since the mid-90s, the Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion Design has been training individuals who want to enter the fashion industry or become fashion-design entrepreneurs. Practical experience plays an important part in our programmes, as it ensures that students gain industry-specific knowledge*. Furthermore, an emphasis on theoretical reflection creates insight and understanding, which allows facilitators to adjust their teaching strategies accordingly. Read less