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
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.
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
— Production co-ordinating
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
— 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.
Applicants must submit a
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
Portfolios can be
Department of Fashion
University of Johannesburg,
Faculty of Art, Design and
Auckland Park Bunting
Road Campus, Auckland
* 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
portfolios will be disposed
of by the department.
with Maths Literacy
(50 – 59%)
(50 – 59%)
(40 – 49%)
Maths Lit: 4
(50 – 59%)
* 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.