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Fashion Production (D8FP1Q)

The student obtaining this qualification will demonstrate competence in analysing and applying

the principles of the fashion system from production through to consumption in order to meet

market demands.

The programme is structured to produce outcomes demonstrated by the student’s ability to:

—Develop and apply a production strategy that reflects market research, design development, branding, marketing,

merchandising and distribution of a product range that meets the needs of an identified fashion target market.

— Apply advanced textile application, manual skills and computer technology (CAD/CAM) to the manufacturing

processes of a diverse range of fashion products.

—Develop technical packages that analyse, solve and communicate problems related to technical product

development and quality improvement of fashion products.

— Apply business, personnel and operations management principles to enhance quality, productivity and profitability

related to fashion manufacturing.

— Conduct basic research in a selected specialised area of the fashion supply chain: technical product development;

textile technology and application; production and quality systems; marketing and branding; material and product

sourcing; and adoption and consumption of fashion items.

Career opportunities

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

— Career opportunities in retail for example buying and merchandising

— Pattern-maker and/or grader – manual and CAD-assisted

—Garment technologist

—Quality assurance

— Sourcing

— Production co-ordinating

Admission requirements

Diploma Fashion Production (D8FP1Q)

— Senior certificate or equivalent qualification with a minimum APS or M-score.

— Attendance of an entrance assessment and the submission of a portfolio once the application form has

been processed.

— Completion of the National Benchmarking Test (NBT) for Academic and Quantitative Literacy (AQL).

— Compulsory school subject: English.

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

Average Point Score (APS)

A minimum APS of

20 with Mathematics


21 with Mathematical Literacy

is required to apply for the programme.

Portfolio Submission

Applicants must submit a

prescribed portfolio


Submission of a portfolio

must only take place

once you have officially

applied to the university

and have been invited by

the faculty to participate

in the selection process.

You will be informed by

means of a selection letter

from the faculty regarding

submission dates and

portfolio requirements.

Portfolios can be

submitted to:

Department of Fashion


University of Johannesburg,

Faculty of Art, Design and

Architecture (FADA),

Auckland Park Bunting

Road Campus, Auckland

Park 2006

* Portfolios can be posted

or dropped off at the above


Applicants are informed of

the outcome in an official

letter. Portfolios must be

collected four weeks after

submission, unclaimed

portfolios will be disposed

of by the department.



Mathematics OR

Maths Literacy



Language of

teaching and

learning *

Other recognised

language **


with Mathematics


with Maths Literacy


(50 – 59%)


(50 – 59%)

Maths: 3

(40 – 49%)

Maths Lit: 4

(50 – 59%)

Submission of

a specified


* English, Home Language or English First Additional Language / ** Home Language or English First Additional Language

For detailed information, refer to page 4 of this brochure.