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ARTS, FASHION & DESIGN

Qualification / Course Information

Minimum Duration:

3 years

Minimum Credits:

360

NQF Level:

6

SAQA:

118444

MODE:

Contact Learning

CAMPUS:

Randburg (Johannesburg) & Hatfield (Pretoria)

LANGUAGE:

English

COURSE OVERVIEW

STADIO’s School of Fashion (formerly LISOF) offers the Diploma in Clothing Production that is designed to produce graduates who will be able to take up positions in the fashion industry (either in the formal or informal sectors) that relate to pattern making, garment construction, clothing design, apparel production, and manufacturing and supply chain processes. The clothing manufacturing industry in South Africa is of considerable economic importance, given that it contributes to around one-third of GDP (Gross Domestic Product) for fashion retail. This qualification will aim to help fill the need for capable and skilled fashion production practitioners in the fashion industry.


The learning programme allows students to extend their vocational capacity beyond a single competency area and, therefore, provides more significant opportunities for eventual employment and/or lifelong learning.
The design, production and merchandising fields are highly reliant on innovation, particularly if South Africa remains competitive in these fields. It is for this reason that the programme is saturated with up-to-date trends in terms of good practice (both nationally and internationally), creative, technical and technological content to ensure that successful students contribute to the broader transformation of the South African cultural and economic context and can operate successfully in the international context.

STADIO School of Fashion has close ties to the industry, allowing students to be emersed in up-to-date practices within the continuously changing industry. By integrating real-world, project-based methodology in technologically advanced studios and lecture rooms, you are exposed to specialised techniques and innovative approaches to fashion-related work.

At the School of Fashion, you will learn practical skills, build a network of industry contacts, and gain real-world experience in a supportive, creative, and professional environment. You will be able to study alongside fellow students who are passionate about various fashion industry sectors, and our curriculum places importance on leadership, teamwork, creativity, and effective communication.

Entry Requirements

THE ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR THE DIPLOMA IN CLOTHING PRODUCTION ARE:


Candidates who matriculated after 2008 require:

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with admission to Diploma studies and a minimum of 45% for English as a first

  • or additional language. A Diploma pass on the NSC requires an achievement of a minimum of 40% in four 20-credit

  • subjects (excluding Life Orientation).

  • The STADIO, formerly LISOF, Higher Certificate in Fashion Retail(NQF 5); or Higher Certificate in Fashion (NQF 5);

  • Higher Certificate in Digital Marketing Practice (NQF 5);

  • The STADIO, formerly Prestige Academy, Higher Certificate in Photography (NQF 5); or

  • A Higher Certificate (NQF 5), Advanced Certificate (NQF 6) or Diploma (NQF 6) in the field of fashion or commerce

 

STADIO is committed to achieving inclusion and to overcome barriers to access and success in higher education. Applicants who do not meet the stated admission criteria, but who have relevant work experience and/or prior learning may apply for admission under the policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). STADIO admits a maximum of 10% per cohort via RPL. The implementation of RPL is context-specific, in terms of discipline, programme and level.  Further information may be obtained from your Student Recruitment Advisor.

COURSE CURRICULUM

1st YEAR MODULES:
  • Academic Literacy

  • Digital Literacy

  • Fashion & Culture 1A

  • Textile Theory & Application

  • Apparel Design & Production 1A

  • Fashion & Culture 1B

  • Visual Communication

  • Introduction to Business processes

  • Apparel Design & Production 2A

 

2nd YEAR MODULES
  • Digital Practices 2A

  • Design Thinking

  • Entrepreneurship for Fashion

  • Apparel Design & Production 2A

  • Digital Practices 2B

  • Styling and Merchandising Practice

  • Apparel Design & Production 2B

3rd YEAR MODULES:
  • Supply Chain Processes 3A

  • Digital Design Practice 3A

  • Apparel Design & Production 3A

  • Supply Chain Processes 3B

  • Digital Design Practice 3B

  • Apparel Design & Production 3B

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Below are some key career opportunities that you may consider once you have completed this qualification:
  • Patter Maker

  • Fashion Designer

  • Seamstress

  • Digital Grader

  • Garment Technologist

  • Production Line Manager

  • Fashion Entrepreneur

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