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NATIONAL DIPLOMA: FASHION
Campus where offered: Arts Campus
Important notification to new applicants:
Students who intend to enrol for this qualification for the first time in 2017 should note that it will not be possible to continue with any Baccalaureus Technologiae as from 2020, since it is being replaced by qualifications aligned with the newly-implemented Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework. Potential students are advised to consult the University's website for any new qualifications which might not be published in this Prospectus.
Admission requirement(s) and selection criteria:
FOR APPLICANTS WHO OBTAINED A SENIOR CERTIFICATE BEFORE 2008:
A Senior Certificate or an equivalent qualification.
English and Home Economics.
Selection for the programme will be based on the following:
- A practical project to assess the applicant's ability/potential to communicate a variety of clothing styles visually.
- A panel interview to assess the applicant's interest, attitude, experience and achievements.
- School results.
FOR APPLICANTS WHO OBTAINED A NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE IN OR AFTER 2008:
A National Senior Certificate with a bachelor’s degree or a diploma endorsement, or an equivalent qualification, with an achievement level of at least 3 for English (home language or first additional language).
English and Hospitality Studies.
To be considered for this qualification, applicants must have an Admission Points Score (APS) of at least 18.
Applicants with an APS of 18 and more will be invited for a structured interview with a panel and to do a demonstration for lecturers. The APS will contribute 20% to the final admission score, the interview will contribute 20% and the demonstration of skills will contribute 60%.
FOR APPLICANTS WITH A NATIONAL CERTIFICATE (VOCATIONAL):
A National Certificate (Vocational) with at least 50% for English (home language or first additional language) and 50% for Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy, 50% for Life Orientation (excluded for APS calculation), 60% for any other three compulsory vocational subjects and 50% for the fourth subject.
To be considered for this qualification, applicants must have an Admission Points Score (APS) of at least 27.
Minimum duration: Three years.
Presentation: Day classes.
Intake for the qualification: January only.
Exclusion and readmission: See Chapter 2 of Students’ Rules and Regulations.
Closing date for application: 31 July.
Approximate first-year class fees: R25 490.
Additional costs: Please enquire at the department.
Possible careers: Fashion designer, pattern maker, pattern grader, costume designer, coordinator, buyer, illustrator, editor, presenter, CAD grader, quality controller, broker, entrepreneur, educator.
Link to the Prospectus
Link to Important notice on the revision of qualifications
The Departmental Administrator
Tel: +27 12 382 6586
All information is subject to change without further notice.