DIPLOMA IN FASHION

Creative minds are taught to think out of the box and are challenged and stretched to produce new and innovative products for the consumer market.

This 3-year (NQF 6) Diploma in Fashion qualification’s philosophy is to create a learning environment in which innovation, and originality are encouraged and nurtured. Artistic flair is incubated, promoted, and protected within the safe learning environment. The demands for stylish, technologically advanced, and sustainable products increase daily and the need for students to remain at the forefront of world developments is an essential aspect of this programme. This programme is designed to enable each student to achieve his or her optimal potential and engage actively and progressively within the design field. This programme produces highly skilled fashion experts who are sought after by the industry locally and internationally.

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DURATION

The Diploma in Fashion is a three-year full-time programme.

3YRS

CREDITS

The Diploma in Fashion is a 372 credit undergraduate qualification allowing students access to our Bachelor of Fashion.

372

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.

NQF6

Early Bird Fees for 2025

Option A – Year 1

R7 500 Securing Deposit
R7 950 Registration Fee due upon Registration

TRAINING FEE
R78 146 due 28 February 2025

Discount of R7 028 included

Option B – Year 1

R7 500 Securing Deposit
R7 950 Registration Fee due upon Registration

TRAINING FEES
R27 035.66 due 28 February 2025
R27 035.66 due 30 April 2025
R27 035.66 due 30 June 2025

Discount of R4 067.02 included

Option C – Year 1

R7 500 Securing Deposit
R7 950 Registration Fee due upon Registration

TRAINING FEES
Paid in 10 equal monthly instalments of R8 517.40 from 28 February 2025 to 30 November 2025

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

Option D – Year 1

R7 500 Securing Deposit
R7 950 Registration Fee due upon Registration

TRAINING FEE
R85 174 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 547.32
Textbooks and Manuals: R3 301.72
Online Library Access Fee: R1 305

Eligibility for admission to the Institute’s 3-year full time diploma requires a National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or its same/similar standard – with endorsement – with a minimum of 30% in English, together with an achievement rating of 3 (40-49%) or better in four recognised NSC 20-credit subjects.

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 Diploma (D). Or a Senior Certificate with higher and/ or standard grade subjects or an equivalent school leaving certificate.

The Diploma in 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:

CONCEPTUAL DESIGN THINKING

  • Conceptual design in 2D and 3D.
  • Menswear, womenswear and childrenswear.
  • An inspired and well-motivated professional collection is presented.
  • Design development.
  • Research techniques.
  • Garment construction.
  • Operating Industrial equipment.
  • Pattern construction.
  • Grading.
  • Draping.
  • Tailoring.
  • Creative problem-solving.
  • Fabric manipulation.
  • Ecological and social responsibility.
  • Fabric types and end-uses.
  • Textiles.
  • Upcycling,
  • Recycling.
  • Customisation.
  • Trend forecasting

VISUAL STUDIES

  • Fashion illustration.
  • Live & figure drawing.
  • Presentation techniques.
  • Portfolio development.
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and
  • InDesign.
  • Professional flats.
  • Technical drawings.

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Fashion history.
  • Trend forecasting.
  • Psychology of colour.
  • Analysis and presentation of data.
  • Styling.
  • Fashion image and dynamics.
  • Research methodology.

BUSINESS STUDIES

  • Entrepreneurship.
  • Business management.
  • Principles of costing,
  • Fashion business principles.
  • Plan and manage an event.
  • Fashion event management
  • Work Integrated Learning.

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APPLY ONLINE

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ENTRANCE EVALUATION

This lets us build your student profile so that you may start your fashion education.

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

To match current trends and styles, Fashion Designers create a variety of clothing products. Their responsibilities include overseeing the entire design process, editing existing clothing lines, and selecting fabrics and trims for new product lines. Fashion designers should be able to apply their knowledge of design principles to create pieces that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional. The Fashion Designer will work closely with a design team to achieve success.

The job of a stylist is to create outfits and suggest ways to wear an item of clothing. Stylists can work for clothing brands or individual clients. Brand stylists make outfits for photo shoots to show how to wear their clothes and accessories. A stylist listens to the client’s needs and gives them options that suit their needs. They help clients choose styles that flatter their bodies and fit within their budget. To elevate the client’s style, the stylist can suggest new styles or twists on their current wardrobe.

Trend forecasters create predictions about the future buying habits and preferences of customers using market research and consumer data. By providing them with insight, product designers may be able to design garments that consumers want and like to buy. Consumer behaviour and priorities may be impacted by cultural and environmental changes, according to forecasters.

The role of an event coordinator entails planning and organising events, including fashion shows, fashion week parties, openings, product launches, trade shows, and sample sales, among others. Organizing small events by yourself may be the responsibility of an event coordinator, while larger events may require the direction of a team.

In collaboration with designers and garment technologists, Pattern Engineers develop pattern templates based on fashion illustrations. To draft and refine patterns, they use 2D or 3D formats, consult with machinists to create samples, and use computer-aided design (CAD) software. They could work for a clothing brand, manufacturer, or work on a freelance basis.

A garment technologist ensures that all clothing and textiles meet specifications through technical, investigative, and quality control work. As part of their responsibilities, they develop products within the head office of a fashion retailer or supplier, improve production efficiency and quality, and communicate with the production team.

A number of job opportunities, such as

  • Couture or Commercial
  • Design
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Clothing Production
  • Trend Forecasting
  • Costume Design – theatre
  • Fashion for Film and
  • Television
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Fashion Education & Training
  • Pattern Engineer
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Trend Analysis
  • Garment Technologist
  • Specifications Buyer
  • Milliner
  • Beading & Embroidery Specialist
  • Fashion Events Coordinator
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ARE YOU THE RIGHT FIT?

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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