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Fashion Production (D8FP1Q)

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The student obtaining this qualification will demonstrate competency 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 coordinating
  • Entrepreneur

Admission requirements

  • Senior certificate or equivalent qualification with a minimum APS or M-score
  • Attendance of an entrance assessment
  • 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 or 21 with Mathematical Literacy is required to apply for the programme. 

Min APSLanguagesMathematicsOther requirements

20 With MathematicsLanguage of teaching and learning*Other recognised language**Entrance assessment

With 
Maths Lit


(50 – 59%)
4

(50 – 59%)
Maths:3
(40 – 49%)
OR 
Maths Lit: 4
(50-59%)


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

Contact Details

Mrs Antoinette Engelbrecht
Departmental Secretary: Fashion and Industrial Design
Tel: +27 11 559 1022
Email: antoinettee@uj.ac.za

 

Fashion Design (B8FD1Q)

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The purpose of the BA Fashion Design programme is to develop problem finders and problem solvers that have the competence to work independently as entrepreneurial fashion designers.The objective of this degree is to: 

  • Apply integrated knowledge and advanced conceptual thinking skills to solve complex fashion design problems;
  • Use a range of design methods, processes and techniques to create, present and argue for professional fashion designs;
  • Enable students to demonstrate knowledge of design history and theory in broader context and fashion design history and theory in discipline specific context, and to conduct design criticism and research.


Career opportunities

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

— Problem solving through design

— Fashion entrepreneur

— Fashion designer

— Pattern engineer

— Stylist 

--- Entrepreneur      

 

Admission requirements BA Design (Fashion Design) (B8FD1Q)

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

— Attendance of an entrance assessment.

— Compulsory school subject: English.

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


Average Point Score (APS)

Min APSLanguagesMathematicsOther requirements
submission of 
a specified portfolio
23 With MathematicsLanguage of teaching and learning*Other recognised language**
24

With 
Maths Lit


(50 – 59%)
4

(50 – 59%)
Maths: 4
 (50 – 59%)
OR Maths Lit: 5
(60-69%)
​Entrance assessment

A minimum APS of 23 with Mathematics or 24 with Mathematical Literacy is required to apply for the programme.

 

Contact details:

Mrs ANTOINETTE ENGELBRECHT

Departmental Secretary: Fashion and Industrial Design
Faculty Art, Design and Architecture
Tel +27 11 559 1022
Fax +27 11 559 1610

E-mail:  antoinettee@uj.ac.za

 

BTech (Clothing Management)
Having obtained this qualification, students will be able to evaluate clothing production processes and product performance under varying operating conditions, reflect on the influences of global trends, relate these strategically to the productivity and profitability of the industry, and expand personal interests by conducting research in a specialised area within the clothing industry.

Admission Requirements
Curriculum: Page 103
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For more information email: antoinettee@uj.ac.za or call 011 559 1098

 

BTech (Fashion)
Having obtained this qualification, students will make a research contribution to the application and evaluation of existing knowledge in a specialised area of fashion design or garment technology to further promote professional growth and personal development.

Admission Requirements
Curriculum: Page 104
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 BA Honours Design (Fashion Design)

The Bachelor of Arts Honours in Design prepares students for research-based postgraduate study and entry into a design career by enabling them to produce creative solutions to complex problems within a specialist area of design, and to conduct and report research under supervision.       

Admission Requirements
Curriculum: Page 93
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MA (Design) Department of Fashion Design
The purpose of the programme is to educate and train researchers who can contribute to the development of knowledge at an advanced level. The Master’s degree is earned by completing a single advanced research project, culminating in the production and acceptance of a dissertation.
Admission requirements
A relevant Bachelor Honours Degree a “professional” Bachelor's Degree, or relevant Postgraduate Diploma, with sufficient preparation to conduct research with a recommended minimum of 60% for all final-year modules. A relevant Baccalaureus Technologiae: Fashion degree, with an average mark of at least 65% combined with a research methodology short learning component as recommended by a Status Committee and approved by the Faculty Board.

Selection criteria
In addition to the minimum admission requirements as outlined above, prospective students may be required to present a portfolio of their own work to an interview panel. A portfolio would be requested if further evidence is required of a students’ readiness to conduct textual or artefactual research. In the case of textual research the portfolio would contain examples of written research, and in the case of artefactual research a portfolio with design artefacts would be required.

Curriculum*
CODE MODULE: MFD9X01 Research Dissertation: Design
                             MFD9X02 Research Dissertation: Design
* Offered by the Department of Fashion

Programme structure

  • Minimum duration: One year full-time/two years part-time.
  • Maximum duration: Two years full-time/three years part-time
  • The research component comprises 100% of the programme.

For more information email: antoinettee@uj.ac.za or call 011 559 1098