Advanced Diploma in Fashion

(one-year | part-time)

We have found that it has been beneficial for students to further their education and training with a year of specialisation which exposes them to the work environment for extended periods of time. This enables students to better respond to challenges presented in the increasingly complex fashion industry. During this one year full-time programme students will develop a deeper understanding of the entire value chain and gain industry experience within a specialised field of interest whether it is apparel, accessory design or any other specialised field within fashion.

Classes commence mid January.

The tuition method consists of compulsory contact sessions on campus integrated with compulsory placement in a workplace setting of relevant specialisation field.

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to enrol for this qualification must:

  • At the minimum, be in possession of a relevant design related Advanced Certificate, NQF Level 6, Diploma at NQF Level 6 or Occupational Certificate at NQF Level 6.
  • Learners who do not comply with the minimum requirements for admission may be admitted on the basis of the Recognition of Prior Learning.
  • Mature applicants of 23 years and above who do not meet the admission requirements may also be admitted based upon their workplace experience and Academy-specific entrance assessments and interviews.

Downloadable Prospectus 2023


Elizabeth Galloway Academy have professional relationships with many major role players in the South African fashion industry and are potentially able to place people in organisations who trade in the following products Childrenswear; Leather Bags; Exotic Leather; Daywear; Bridal Wear; Occasion Wear. These important relationships create opportunities for the students to study towards relevant specialisations.

Candidates who would like to pursue a specialisation not outlined above are able to propose specialisations and appropriate organisations for the Academy to approach. Internship placements are dependent on student requests and the willingness of the host to accommodate candidates. All placements will be confirmed on a case by case basis.

Part-Time studies for the Advanced Diploma

It is possible to study the Advanced Diploma over two years attending classes part-time. The student will need to have employment in the fashion industry as they will need to use their workplace as their internship. Part-time studies will be handled on a case by case basis.

If you require any further information on the Advanced Diploma please contact us on or 021 880 0775.

Advanced Diploma Student 2017 Vicky Mynhardt

Advanced Diploma Student 2017 Louise Fernhout

Vicky Mynhardt Range 2017

Louise Fernhout Range 2017

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