BA in Fashion Design

General

Program Description

DEGREE IN FASHION DESIGN

PURPOSE

The programme at its core is devised to engage the student in the practical, written and theoretical aspects of Design and Product Development. This foundation of the Fashion Design Process is underpinned by a robust selection of courses and modules that includes study and practice in Creative Computing, Textiles Understanding and Development, Business and Retail Theory and Practice, and design management. The programme is planned to stimulate critical thinking and professional methodology, with contextual studies covering topics of cultural, historical and contemporary practice and theory in fashion design.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be admitted to the BA in Fashion Design, applicants must:

  • be older than 18 years of age at registration
  • have a National Senior Certificate (N.S.C.) at N.Q.F. level 4 issued by Umalusi OR
  • have a National Certificate (Vocational) (N.C.V.) level 4 issued by Umalusi OR
  • have a Grade 12 or recognised equivalent qualification certified by Umalusi or an international equivalent examination board.
  • have English Home /Additional language Pass grade. (Non-South African students have to submit evidence of English proficiency.

Applicants of 23 years and above who do not meet the admission requirements may also be admitted based on their workplace experience and Academy-specific entrance assessments and interviews.

Applicants must provide:

  1. A Certified copy of your academic transcripts or latest school report
  2. A motivation essay – a 500-word essay on:
    1. Why are you interested in fashion design?
    2. Where do you see yourself in the future?
    3. How will a qualification from Elizabeth Galloway Academy help you achieve your goals?
  3. Two (2) Written references – 2 Written references and the contact details of these 2 people (not family or friends).
  4. A Certified copy of your ID/Passport
  5. Application Form
Last updated February 2018

About the School

Since the mid-90s, the Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion Design has been training individuals who want to enter the fashion industry or become fashion-design entrepreneurs. Practical experience pl ... Read More

Since the mid-90s, the Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion Design has been training individuals who want to enter the fashion industry or become fashion-design entrepreneurs. Practical experience plays an important part in our programmes, as it ensures that students gain industry-specific knowledge*. Furthermore, an emphasis on theoretical reflection creates insight and understanding, which allows facilitators to adjust their teaching strategies accordingly. Read less