The purpose of this qualification is to provide an alternate option for passionate students which, on completion, will see them prepared for further study locally or globally or within a specialisation area of the industry.

In this 1 year (NQF 8) Bachelor of Arts Honours in fashion qualification there is a deep understanding of the field of fashion, graduates are capable of engaging in creative problem solving. This course is available both online and on campus. A qualifying student will be able to combine and strengthen their knowledge in a chosen discipline within the total fashion industry, as well as develop research capacity within the appropriate methodologies of that discipline. This will be achieved through the conducting of supervised research to produce a mini dissertation evidencing their chosen specialisation.

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The Bachelor of Arts Honours in fashion is a one-year programme .



The Bachelor of Arts Honours is a 120 credit postgraduate qualification



NQF stands for National Qualifications Framework. This system is used to determine which level of qualification or qualifications students have achieved. The higher your NQF Level, the Higher your Qualification.


Early Bird Fees for 2025

Option A

10 000.00 Securing Deposit
R12 000.00 Registration Fee paid 30 June 2024
R63 000.00 Fees paid on or before the 31st July 2024

*Option A is applicable if payment is made to Villioti or you secure
student finance with Student Hero.

Option B 

R10 000.00 Securing Deposit
R12 000.00 Registration Fee paid 30 June 2024

Fees paid on or before the 31st July 2024

Option C 

R10 000.00 Securing Deposit
R12 000.00 Registration Fee paid 30 June 2024

Fees paid in 10 monthly installments:

31st July 2024 – 30th April 2025

*Option C is only available on the following conditions:
Debit Order Form completed and agreed upon and Credit Check

Option D 

R10 000.00 Securing Deposit
R12 000.00 Registration Fee paid 30 June 2024
R63 000.00 Fees paid on or before the 31st July 2024

*Option D is applicable if you secure student finance with Capitec
Education Finance.

Consumables vary during the course of the academic year, including fabrics, cottons, art materials and the like depending on personal choice. These consumables are not included in the equipment pack price but a cost estimate will be provided per term. Our students have access to international online libraries for research purposes and textbooks both on and off campus.

Specialist Equipment and Textbook Pack 2024

Equipment: R4 121.02
Textbooks and Manuals: R3 606.22
Online Library Access Fee: R1 305

The minimum admission requirement is an appropriate Bachelors degree or Advanced Diploma in the same, or commensurate, field of study, with a recommended minimum of 60% for all final year modules.

Selection criteria

• A letter of motivation where you outline your initial proposal and intention for further study of proximately 1500 words.
• An interview will be conducted with the Head of Academic Programmes to gauge ambition, drive and commitment towards the realities of a demanding learning environment

The Bachelor of Fashion Academic Year is made up of 2 semesters in which the programme courses are divided. Both practical and theory courses are completed simultaneously. The programme consists of four major pathways, supported by a number of sub courses. The VILLIOTI programme is assigned as set out below:

Course 1: Research Methodology

10 Credits

Course 2: Research Project

30 Credits

Course 3: Fashion Business Thinking

40 Credits

Course 4: Fashion Theory and Culture

40 Credits

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We see if you are the right fit for Villioti Fashion Institute. Our student advisors will then help you choose between pursuing a Bachelor of Fashion, Diploma in Fashion, or Higher Certificate in Fashion.



Villioti Fashion Institute’s Degree prepares you for a variety of careers in fashion. Fashion, one of the world’s largest industries offers career opportunities in many different fields:

A retail buyer chooses the merchandise assortment available to customers at a retail or department store. When deciding which products to sell, they consider market demands, current style trends, price, quality, and customer shopping habits. Keeping the store’s stock competitive and relevant to their customers is the responsibility of the retail buyer. As well as analysing buying patterns, forecasting trends, and maintaining inventory levels, they also develop plans to keep market demand high.

The operations manager plays an important role in companies that offer products and services. They oversee the production and efficiency of the company and are responsible for a variety of aspects of operations and production. In general, operations managers oversee quality assurance programs, supervise, hire, and train other employees, monitor existing processes and analyse their effectiveness, and develop strategies to boost productivity and efficiency.

Develop and implement comprehensive brand strategies that align with the company’s goals and objectives. Conduct thorough market research and analysis to identify brand opportunities, competitor activities, and customer insights.

A retail manager’s role is to run a store successfully. Working on the shop floor, you are the face of the business, and come in constant contact with customers and staff. You are responsible for ensuring superior customer service as well as monitoring the financial performance of the store.

It is the responsibility of the merchandiser to ensure that the appropriate products are available in the right stores, at the appropriate time, in the correct quantities, and at the appropriate prices. Corporate merchandisers are responsible for ensuring that the design lifecycle remains on track. They may work in retail outlets or corporate apparel brands. Merchandisers work closely with designers to make a profitable product that customers will buy, but they might also ask the designer to change the style or re-evaluate possible price increases.

Most fashion designers work in the commercial fashion stream, where clothing is mass-produced at an affordable price point. In order to design marketable styles for their customers, these fashion designers look back on previous season’s top sellers, runway shows, and seasonal trends. They choose colours and fabrics and design the number of tops, bottoms, and dresses that are assigned by the inventory planning and merchandising teams.

Creative directors are responsible for deciding the overarching theme, colour palette and styling for a fashion season’s collection. They may work for a fashion magazine or apparel company. To determine what colours and styles their customers are likely to purchase, an apparel creative director conducts trend research and reviews high-level sales data. Senior designers meet with the designers at the beginning of each season to choose a colour palette, theme, inspiration sources, and key design elements. As the designs are being developed, the creative director ensures consistency and staying on track.

A number of job opportunities, such as

  • Buyer
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Commercial Fashion
  • Designer
  • Product Developer
  • Trend Forecaster
  • Merchandiser
  • Clothing Retail Manager
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Fashion Brand Manager
  • Fashion Product Manager
  • Sourcing Manager
  • Fashion Editor
  • Manager
  • Fashion Operations
  • Product Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Fashion Reporter
  • Fashion Critic
  • Retail Planner
  • Merchandise Planner
  • Fashion Historian
  • Logistics Managers
  • Archive Materials
  • Coordinator
  • Graphics and Prints
  • Designer
  • Textile Sourcer
  • Quality Assurance
  • Executive
  • Designer Merchant
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Factory Merchandiser
  • Training and
  • Implementation Manager
  • Apparel Order Specialist
  • Apparel Cost Engineer
  • Fashion Sales Manager
  • Fashion/Production
  • Procurement Manager
  • Fashion Logistics Manager
  • CAD Designer
  • Quality Assurance
  • Controller
  • Finishing Manager
  • Sampling Controller
  • Apparel Graphics and
  • Prints Designer
  • Technical Designer
  • Fit Technologist
  • Colour Specialist
  • Creative Director
  • Fashion Education &
  • Training
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If you want to pursue a career in fashion, a qualification from Villioti Fashion Institute is the ideal way into the industry. No matter which avenue of fashion you’re interested in, we offer fashion qualifications that align perfectly with the needs and trends of the industry.

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