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Fashion Production (D8FP1Q)

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
  • Online entrance selection process 
  • Compulsory school subject: English
Recommended school subjects for Fashion Design include Art, Design Studies, Business Economics and Mathematics

Online entrance selection requirements

  • Online worksheet to assess basic English skill, maths literacy skills, paragraph writing and drawing skills. 
  • Digital submission of a drawing

Average Point Score (APS)

A minimum APS of 20 with Mathematics or 21 with Mathematical Literacy is required to apply for the programme. 


Min APS Languages Mathematics Other requirements

20 With Mathematics Language of teaching and learning* Other recognised language**

21 With 
Maths Lit


(50 – 59%)
4

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


*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)

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.
  • Online entrance selection process 
  • Compulsory school subject: English.
Recommended school subjects for Fashion Design include Art, Design Studies, Business Economics and Mathematics

Online entrance selection requirements
Online worksheet to assess basic English skill, maths literacy skills, paragraph writing and drawing skills. 
Digital submission of a drawing

Average Point Score (APS)
Min APS Languages Mathematics Other requirements

23 With Mathematics Language 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 selection process

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

E-mail:  antoinettee@uj.ac.za

           

BA HONOURS (DESIGN) H8FD1Q

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

An appropriate Bachelors degree with a recommended minimum of 60% for all final year modules.

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.

Programme structure

a)  Minimum duration: One year full-time/two years part-time

b   Maximum number of modules per year of study:

i) Full-time: Five semester modules

ii) Part-time: Three semester modules in year one (Research Methodology, Design Theory, Research Essay); and two semester modules in year two (Fashion Design and Design Project)

 

Curriculum

MODULE CODE MODULE NAME MODULE TYPE
FDH8XA4 Fashion Design A (1st sem) Elective
DPH8XB4 Design Project B (2nd sem) Compulsory
RMH8XA4 Research Methodology: Design A (1st sem) Compulsory
DTH8XA4 Design Theory A (1 st sem) Compulsory
REH8XB4 Research Essay: Design B (2nd sem) Compulsory

 

Contact details: Name: Mrs Adele Maritz

Tel: 011 559 1126 / Email: fadapg@uj.ac.za

 

MA (Design) Department of Fashion Design M8FD1Q

Brief description of programme:

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


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.



Contact details: Name: Mrs Adele Maritz

Tel: 011 559 1126 / Email: fadapg@uj.ac.za


PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in Art and Design P8AD1Q

Admission requirements 
An appropriate Master’s Degree or equivalent with a minimum final mark of 65%

Selection criteria
An appropriate Master’s Degree or equivalent with a minimum final mark of 65%

Purpose of the programme
The purpose of the programme is to enable candidates to undertake research at the most advanced academic level culminating in the submission, assessment and acceptance of a thesis. The candidate is required to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of art and/or design. In certain instances, creative work such as designed artefacts, public performances, public exhibitions or other practice based outputs may constitute the partial fulfilment of the research requirements.

Duration of programme
Minimum duration: Two years full-time or part-time.
Maximum duration: Four years full-time or five years part-time

Curriculum
​CODE ​MODULE
​PAD10XA ​Thesis Art and Design
​PAD10XB ​Thesis Art and Design


Contact details: Name: Mrs Adele Maritz
Tel: 011 559 1126 / Email: fadapg@uj.ac.za