Elizabeth Galloway Academy Of Fashion

Introduction

Welcome to Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion Design

Our nationally accredited courses provide learners with an opportunity to develop practical, vocational, creative and commercial skills. We strive to produce a calibre of design practitioner who is able to work effectively in the fashion industry.
We aim to equip individuals with the skills and practical experience they require to handle the entire creative process of fashion – from concept to consumer. Personalised attention to individual students ensures growth and originality. We strive to produce reflective design practitioners who are ready to enter the fashion industry with the utmost expertise and confidence.

Our Mission Statement

We aim to equip individuals with the skills and practical experience they require to handle the entire creative process of fashion – from concept to consumer. Personalised attention to individual students ensures growth and originality. We strive to produce reflective design practitioners who are ready to enter the fashion industry with the utmost expertise and confidence.

Goals and Vision

Our goal is to empower learners through training and skills development, thereby allowing them to become economically independent and transfer their skills to others. The institution’s founder, Elizabeth, recognised that the fashion industry needed educated and well-trained individuals to maintain the high standards of the fashion industry, both locally and internationally. The academy was thus established in 1996 to address this need. Elizabeth is passionate about educating students and ensuring that they are equipped with the necessary skills to add value to the local industry, and also to make their mark internationally. In addition, the academy acknowledges and promotes the importance of academic competencies, which may give a stronger voice to fashion designers among other professionals.

National Accreditation

  • The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
  • Council on Higher Education (CHE)
  • South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

From Concept to Consumer

Our mission, vision and goals are beautifully summed up in the phrase: from concept to consumer. After careful consideration, the academy’s founders and directors approved the mission statement, which underpins the planning and development of the learning programme. Appropriate resources ¬(intellectual, literacy, financial and vocational support in conjunction with a well-designed institutional infrastructure) have been deployed to ensure successful delivery of our courses. Through internal and external quality assurance, we are able to assess and review the institution’s mission and goals regularly.

The concept of continuous learning is an integral part of the mission statement. Our goal is to enable graduates to work in the ever-changing local and international fashion industry through observation, discovery, continuous learning, self-evaluation and self-reflection. By developing these skills, graduates will hopefully be able to conceptualise their own cutting-edge designs and deliver them to the industry and consumers.

The institution furthermore strives to produce a calibre of a designer who is ready to enter the fashion industry with proficiency and confidence in the subject matter. By providing learners with an opportunity to develop practical, vocational, creative and commercial skills, our programme hopes to produce graduates who are able to work effectively in the industry and excel as fashion designers of the future.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

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.

More recently, the institution has started focusing on developing learners’ self-confidence so that they are able to cope with the demanding, fast-paced fashion industry. In order to support this new way of working, we have brought in additional resources – such as a library with internet access and use of the Worth Global Style Network (WGSN), as well as a full-time librarian who offers research support. Simultaneously, the staff body has grown and existing staff members have been encouraged to further their studies.

Our teaching and learning strategy are underpinned by the idea that teaching and learning should be reciprocal. The facilitators aim to provide learning and teaching that is relevant and heuristic. Learners are taught a practical skill, then they are guided as to the why, how, when and where to apply it. Learners are challenged through a brief, task or question in order to reach a certain outcome. They are then required to complete the challenge through self-direction, exploration and guidance from a facilitator. Tasks are designed to promote creative learning, encourage portable skills and endorse informed and relevant choices. Evaluation of the outcomes through assessment and self-reflection helps in the overall preparation for work in the industry.

Industry experience plays an important role in ensuring that training does not happen in a vacuum. The theoretical, practical component and experiential components play equally important roles in our teaching and learning strategy.

* Ginns et al (as cited in Norton, 2009) report that practical experience plays an important part in learning and teaching but is not adequate, as it results in achieving only the first (and most basic) level in Blooms Taxonomy of learning – knowledge. Winkler (as cited in Norton, 2009) is in agreement with Ginns et al (as cited in Norton, 2009), as she reports the importance of theoretical reflection in creating insight and understanding, which allows facilitators to make different conceptual links in their teaching and learning strategies and students to integrate the knowledge. It is also deemed important by Oblinger and Rush (1997) as they report that as society and economies change it is important to ensure that higher education is geared to meet these new needs and challenges.

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Programs

This school also offers:

Advanced Diploma

Advanced Diploma in Fashion

Campus Part time 1 year February 2019 South Africa Cape Town

We have found that it has been beneficial for students to further their education and training with a year of specialisation which exposes them to the work environment for extended periods of time. This enables students to better respond to challenges presented in the increasingly complex fashion industry. During this one year full-time or two years part-time programme, students will develop a deeper understanding of the entire value chain and gain industry experience within a specialised field of interest whether it is apparel, accessory design or any other specialised field within fashion. [+]

Advanced Diploma in Fashion (one-year, part-time)

We have found that it has been beneficial for students to further their education and training with a year of specialisation which exposes them to the work environment for extended periods of time. This enables students to better respond to challenges presented in the increasingly complex fashion industry. During this one year full-time or two years part-time programme, students will develop a deeper understanding of the entire value chain and gain industry experience within a specialised field of interest whether it is apparel, accessory design or any other specialised field within fashion.

If you are interested in enrolling for the 2016 year, classes will commence towards the end of January 2016, and you will need to complete your application process by the end of October 2015 so that your internship placements can be confirmed by end of November 2015.... [-]


Diploma

Diploma in Fashion Design

Campus Full time 3 years February 2019 South Africa Cape Town

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. [+]

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. ... [-]

Foundation Year

Introduction to Fashion Design

Campus Part time 1 year February 2019 South Africa Cape Town

Elizabeth Galloway’s Introduction to Fashion Design Course has a twofold purpose. Firstly, it may act as an introduction to the three-year full-time diploma in Fashion Design. This programme enables candidates to start exploring the techniques of fashion design by developing skills beyond the basic level to the level required for acceptance on to the full-time programme. Secondly, after successfully completing the Introduction to Fashion Design course candidates who want to become economically empowered and self-sufficient will have developed the skills to assist them in their endeavours. [+]

Introduction to Fashion Design (foundation, part-time)

Elizabeth Galloway’s Introduction to Fashion Design Course has a twofold purpose. Firstly, it may act as an introduction to the three-year full-time diploma in Fashion Design. This programme enables candidates to start exploring the techniques of fashion design by developing skills beyond the basic level to the level required for acceptance on to the full-time programme. Secondly, after successfully completing the Introduction to Fashion Design course candidates who want to become economically empowered and self-sufficient will have developed the skills to assist them in their endeavours.

This programme aims to: Provide a practical introduction to the skills and knowledge needed to begin the design process. Cover practical skills and knowledge needed to make finished fashion wear items. Expose the candidate to a range of materials, mediums and methods of recording design processes. Develop an understanding of the visual implications of the design process. The programme outcomes are: Apply basic design ideas to the making of fashion wear items. Plan, prepare and manage the making of fashion wear items to a design brief. Operate tools and equipment applicable to fashion wear carefully, safely and effectively. Make a well-constructed fashion wear item with a design brief. Appreciate the contextual influences relating to the fashion wear. Introduction to Fashion Design is presented on Saturdays. Runs over 38 weeks from March to November. Classes take place from 9 am – 4 pm Saturday. Introduction to Fashion Design Summary ... [-]

Contact

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7600 Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa