BA in Fashion Design

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Faculty Website:   Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Department: Department of Fashion Design
Programme Level: Undergraduate
Programme Name: BA in Fashion Design
Programme Code: B8FD1Q

Medium of Facilitation: Full-Time
NQF Level: 7
NQF Credits: 360
SAQA: 98982

Application Start Date: 1 April 2024
Application End Date: 31 October 2024

Campus: Auckland Park Bunting Road

Contacts: 011 559-1022 or 011 559-1098

Duration of Study: 3 Years

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The purpose of this qualification is to develop fashion designers, 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 innovatively solve complex fashion design problems; use a range of design methods, processes and techniques competently 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

A degree in fashion design prepares graduates for various career possibilities in the fast-paced fashion industry. Amongst other, these include being a fashion designer, a fashion entrepreneur, a pattern engineer, a fashion buyer a fashion stylist.

Admission Requirements

A minimum APS of 25 with Mathematics or 26 with Mathematical Literacy. English 5 (60%+), Mathematics 4 (50%+) or Mathematical Literacy 5 (60%+)

Selection Process

In addition to the minimum admission requirements, as outlined above, prospective students must submit a prescribed online portfolio containing a number of set tasks. The tasks are constructed to determine the suitability of the candidate, are described clearly and contain explicit assessment criteria.

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