BACHELOR OF FASHION
NQF LEVEL 7 DEGREE
The programme philosophy is to create a learning environment in which innovation, and originality are encouraged and nurtured. There is a strong business grounding within the programme preparing the student to take his / her place in the fast paced global fashion industry. The degree produces versatile fashion specialists who are able to engage in creative problem solving using a depth of knowledge of the field of fashion. In addition a critical understanding of the social, economic and cultural factors which impact on the professional fashion environment are applied within the working context. The programme guides students through a development path which makes provision for an understanding of the industry, which is inclusive of design and operations concepts, at progressive levels of cognitive complexity. Creativity and artistic flair is also incubated within the commercial context, the individual's learning experience is enhanced within the focused and safe learning environment provided by the institution.
1st Year - Degree
The foundation year introduces the student to the world of fashion and its many intricate facets. Learning how to be successful in the global fashion industry involves understanding a wide variety of core principles; these include; building a body of research; using inspiration in the design process; applying fabric knowledge and related principles in order to strengthen a designer's message, and most importantly engage with principles of garment engineering and evolve a vision.
2nd Year - Degree
The second Stage of the Degree goes into
greater detail and enables the student to apply knowledge and
skills engaged with in the first year of study and apply it.
Through a combination of studio and formal tutorial guidance,
lectures, competitions, project critiques, personal research,
independent study and team projects, the student will explore the
breadth of courses and develop own individual talents in relation
to them. This programme aims to prepare the student to become a
professional in the fashion business with an in-depth practical
knowledge as its foundation.
3rd Year - Degree
The focus of this final Stage of the Degree is on the further development of the student's individuality and independence. The course work enables the student to locate and explore fashion as it relates to commercial interests. A solid commercial understanding is imperative for success in the broader fashion industry. The programme is designed to enable the potential within each student to achieve his or her optimal potential and engage actively and progressively within the fashion industry. Areas of the fashion industry are explored in order to develop the individual career path.
Beyond Graduation - Degree
The Spero Villioti Elite Design Academy Degree prepares the graduate for a variety of careers in fashion:
Buyer, Visual Merchandiser, Fashion Designer,
Product Developer , Trend forecaster, Merchandiser, Trend
Forecaster, Clothing Retail Manager, Marketing, Brand Manager,
Fashion Product Manager, Sourcing Manager, Fashion Editor, Fashion
Operations Manager, Product Manager, Sourcing Manager, Project
Manager, Fashion Reporter, Fashion Critic, Retail Planner,
Merchandise Planner, Fashion Historian, 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, HR, CAD Designer, Quality Assurance Controller, Finishing
Manager, Sampling Controller, Apparel Graphics and Prints
Designer, Technical Designer, Fit Technologist, Colour Specialist,
Creative Manger, Operations Managers,