What qualifications do I need to study fashion?

If you are below the age of 25, you would need a minimum of grade 10 with maths literacy.

Above 25, your life experience would be enough for you to enjoy this course. Pattern cutting is your most technical subject where basic maths is required.

Is it necessary that I know how to sew?

All subjects in this course start at the basic level, so no you do not need to know how to sew. Please do understand that you will have to learn to sew. Any good designer knows their way around a sewing machine.

What qualification or accreditation will I get with this course?

These courses are not credit bearing and cannot be combined into a recognised or accredited qualification.

Am I too old to study fashion?

Absolutely not! Fashion is ageless and as long as you have a passion for fashion and a desire to learn you are an ideal student.

Our oldest Student is 63 years young!

When can I enrol to start this course?

We have two intakes per year, January and July.

What if I cannot draw?

On this course we go straight back to the beginning and teach you how to draw using a ruler. This makes drawing logical and with practise anyone can learn to do a beautiful illustration

How long will it take me to complete the 10 modules?

Depending on the time you have to commit to your studies. Full time commitment to the course you should be able to complete in 24months. There is an allocated maximum time of 6 months per module. If you are not finished a module in the 6 months you will be required to re-register. This way the longest it should take you is 5 years.

Am I able to repeat a module if I do not pass it and what is the cost?

Yes, you will have to re-register using your student number.

There is a once of discount of 30% from original amount for the repeat of a module.

Can I find work easily in the fashion industry?

In South Africa our major fashion centres in Cape Town and Durban. The knowledge you acquire on this course is international and recognised worldwide.  In the later modules, we teach you about the marketing and the building tools needed to start your own business.

This means that finding work is entirely dependent on how determined and ambitious you are!