School of Fashion
Higher Certificate in Fashion Styling
Qualification / Course Information
Randburg (Johannesburg) & Hatfield (Pretoria)
The Higher Certificate in Fashion Styling is a one-year full-time learning programme that designed to address the growing demand for skilled fashion stylists in the South African fashion industry. With over 26 years of experience and extensive engagement with the industry, the STADIO School of Fashion has identified the pressing need for qualified professionals who possess the expertise to excel in various styling arenas, including the ever-expanding online merchandising sector. This programme has been meticulously developed in collaboration with industry specialists, ensuring that it encompasses the critical skills and knowledge areas required to meet the specific needs of the sector. Graduates of this programme will emerge as fashion stylists, capable of seamlessly applying their skills in-store, online, and for entrepreneurial ventures. They will be able to create captivating window displays, styling digital and print catalogues, capturing product and flat-lay photographs, and executing client briefs with precision, including makeup
Our programme caters to a diverse range of learners, attracting individuals who possess a natural affinity for creativity and artistry. Whether you are a school leaver seeking to enter the fashion industry or an adult learner already working as a stylist, our programme provides the formal qualification you desire.
Upon completion of the Higher Certificate in Fashion Styling, a world of exciting career opportunities awaits. Graduates can thrive as personal fashion stylists in both in-store and online environments, as well as explore entrepreneurial avenues. They can excel as window display dressers, visual merchandisers, fashion catalogue stylists, entry-level makeup artists, fashion product photographers, or fashion design assistants. Additionally, opportunities exist as commercial stylists, Instagram freelance photographers, wardrobe stylists, TV stylists, personal shoppers, and more.
Embark on your journey to become a skilled fashion stylist with our comprehensive curriculum, which covers essential subjects such as Styling, Digital Photography, Make Up Design and Application, Visual Merchandising, Fashion Communication and Design, and Work-Integrated Learning (WIL). Join us today to fulfil your creative potential and contribute to the growth and sustainability of the South African fashion industry.
THE ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR THE HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN FASHION STYLING IS:
Minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 30% for English as a first or additional language
Pre-2008, a Senior Certificate (SC) with a minimum of English: 40% (Home Language) or 34% (First Additional Language)
National Senior Certificate (Vocational) with a minimum of 30% for English as a first or second language and no additional specified subjects prescribed at the further education exit level
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.
SPECIALISATION IN FASHION STYLING:
Fashion Communication and Design
Make-Up Design and Application
Work Integrated Learning
Below are some key career opportunities that you may consider once you have completed this qualification:
Personal Fashion Stylist
Instagram Freelance Photographer
Window Display Dresser
Fashion Catalogue Stylist