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BACHELOR OF FASHION DEGREE

There is a strong business grounding within the programme preparing the student to take his / her place in the fast paced global fashion industry.

In this 3 year (NQF 7) Bachelor of Fashion qualification there is a deep understanding of the field of fashion, graduates are capable of engaging in creative problem solving. Additionally, the working context is characterized by an understanding of social, economic, and cultural influences that affect the professional fashion industry. Throughout the program, students are guided along a development path that provides them with a comprehensive understanding of the industry, including design and operations concepts, at progressively higher levels of cognitive complexity. In addition to the incubation of creativity and artistic flair within the commercial context, the institution provides an environment that is focused and safe for learning.

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DURATION

The Bachelor of Fashion Degree is a three-year full-time programme.

3YRS

CREDITS

The Bachelor of Fashion Degree is a 370 credit undergraduate qualification allowing students access to post graduate Honours

370

NQF LEVEL

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.

NQF7

Early Bird Fees for 2025

Option A – Year 1

R7 500 Securing Deposit
R8 250 Registration Fee due upon Registration

TRAINING FEE
R86 980 due 28 February 2025

Discount of R7 647 included

Option B – Year 1

R7 500 Securing Deposit
R8 250 Registration Fee due upon Registration

TRAINING FEES
R30 067.33 due 28 February 2025
R30 067.33 due 30 April 2025
R30 067.33 due 30 June 2025

Discount of R4 425.01 included

Option C – Year 1

R7 500 Securing Deposit
R8 250 Registration Fee due upon Registration

TRAINING FEES
Paid in 10 equal monthly instalments of R9 462.70 from 28 February 2025 to 30 November 2025

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

Option D – Year 1

R7 500 Securing Deposit
R8 250 Registration Fee due upon Registration

TRAINING FEE
R94 627 due 28 February 2025

*Option D is applicable if you secure financial aid with Student Hero or 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 a National Senior Certificate (NSC) (or its same/similar standard, e.g. Senior Certificate with endorsement) with a minimum of 30% in English, together with an achievement rating of 4 (adequate achievement, i.e. 50%-59%) or better in four subjects from the designated subject list; Accounting, Agricultural Science, Business Studies, Dramatic Arts, Economics, Engineering Graphics and Design, Geography, History, Consumer Studies, Information Technology, Languages, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy, Music, Physical Science, Religion Studies, Visual Arts.

In order to be considered for admission to the programme the student will be required to; Submit proof that they have completed Grade 12 or the equivalent, preferably in the form of: A National Senior Certificate (NSC)/National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV) that indicates the candidate has met the minimum requirements for admission to a Degree (D). Or a Senior Certificate with higher and/ or standard grade subjects or an equivalent school leaving certificate.

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:

COMMERCIAL DESIGN THINKING

  • Conceptual design in 2D and 3D.
  • Menswear, womenswear and childrenswear.
  • Design development.
  • Research techniques.
  • Pattern construction.
  • Garment construction.
  • Operating Industrial equipment.
  • Fabric manipulation.
  • Textiles.
  • Fashion illustration.
  • Life & figure drawing.
  • Presentation techniques.
  • Portfolio development.
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD).
  • Technical drawing.
  • Technical package.
  • Website development.

ACADEMIC READING AND WRITING

  • Critical thinking.
  • Academic writing.
  • Reading and writing strategies.
  • Study skills.
  • Logical development of academic text.
  • Developing an academic argument.

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Fashion culture.
  • Social psychology of dress.
  • Fashion history.
  • Trend forecasting.
  • Psychology of colour.
  • Analysis and presentation of data.
  • Research methodology.

BUSINESS STUDIES

  • Fashion business context.
  • Operations management.
  • Clothing production management.
  • Technical package development.
  • Entrepreneurship.
  • Retailing.
  • Buying and merchandising.
  • Business Plan.

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ENTRANCE EVALUATION

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BOOK YOUR INTERVIEW

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.

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CAREERS 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.

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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