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					A Passion for FASHION

N Dip. Fashion / B Tech Fashion
• 3 years of study – Diploma
– Includes 3-month experiential training

• 1 year post-diploma – B Tech
– Research based study

Practical Subjects for N. Dip. FASHION
• DESIGN STUDIES
– Creative Design / CAD – Fashion Illustration

• CLOTHING TECHNOLOGY
– Pattern Construction – Garment Construction – Technical Drawing

Theory Subjects for N. Dip. FASHION
• THEORY OF CLOTHING
– Costume Development – Factory Practice – Textile Studies

• BUSINESS STUDIES
– – – – Communications Computer Skills / CAD Business Skills - Finance & Entrepreneurship Experiential Learning

CAREER DIRECTIONS
• Manufacture – Mass Production
– – – – – – – Designer Pattern maker Grader Factory Manager Fabrics/Trims sourcing – Buyer Product Manager Sales & Marketing

CAREER DIRECTIONS
• Design –
– – – – – Fashion House Design Studio of Group / Chain Store Independent Designer Consultant in Agency Costume design for Theatre, Film, TV

CAREER DIRECTIONS
Related Industries – Component / Accessories
– – – – – Footwear Hand Bags, Belts, Attaché Cases, Luggage Costume Jewellery Interior, Home & Décor Trims – zips, buttons, Notions & Findings

• Research & trend analysis

CAREER DIRECTIONS
• Media – Fashion Dept of a Magazine / TV
– – – – – – Fashion Co-ordinator Fashion Journalist / Editor Sourcing – clothing, props and accessories Stylist Fashion Illustrator Fashion Show Production

CAREER DIRECTIONS
• Corporate / Retail Market –
– – – – – – Management – Boutique Retail Merchandiser Visual merchandiser Sales Sourcing , Buyer Display Chain

CAREER DIRECTIONS
• Entrepreneur – own business
– Manufacture – Designer – Couturier – Consultant – Stylist

CAREER DIRECTIONS
• Education –
– – – – Tertiary level SETA’s Community Based Crafting – Hobbies

POSSIBLE EARNINGS
THE SKY’S THE LIMIT! Past R25 000

From R2 500

CHARACTERICS
• Desire to Create • Sense of the Aesthetic
– eye for color and detail – sense of balance and proportion – appreciation for beauty

• Enthusiasm • Drive & Determination

HAVE THE ABILITY TO
• • • • • Turn abstract ideas into formal designs Communicate Problem Solve Cope under stressfull conditions Manage time

FACING REALITIES
• Industry is SUPPRESSED • Threat from Foreign Trade & Imports • DON’T expect an Easy Ride

ONLY YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN


				
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