Diploma in Fashion



This programme offers a wide range of subject choices relating to fashion and retail, from the design disciplines through to business courses. Our courses have been developed by leaders in fashion and retail with a view to giving you the most progressive and relevant education in the business. A Diploma in Fashion from LISOF will give you access to a broad array of career opportunities in the Fashion and Retail Industries. Our highly regarded formal courses are a part of the learning experience we offer. At LISOF, we expose you to the industry at large and make sure that you engage in real-life job situations. We hold workshops, arrange internships and involve you in events like Fashion Week where you can meet and be inspired by successful industry leaders.

Career Options
• Stylist
• Visual Merchandiser
• Fashion Marketer
• Blogger
• On-Line Retail
• Make-Up Artist
• Photographer
• Designer
• Boutique Owner
• Trend Forecaster
• Retail Quality Assurance

Experiential Learning Opportunities:
• Experiential learning 03 subject
• Students spend at least two weeks gaining experience in the retail industry in their third year



  • National Senior Certificate or equivalent without endorsement. (Minimum achievement rating of ‘3’ [40 – 49%] in four or more NCS subjects + Life Orientation)


  • National Certificate Vocational (minimum achievement of 60% in three fundamental subjects i.e. Group A Fundamental Component [including the language of learning and teaching] + at least 70% in four compulsory vocational subjects i.e. Group B Vocational Component)


  • Mature age exemption: admission granted to students older than 23 years with relevant work experience with a National Senior Certificate.


  • Admission via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): partial exemption of courses; credit transfer; or advanced standing.


PLEASE NOTE: Articulation from Diploma to Degree programmes are possible after the second year of study provided that performance criteria are met.


LISOF and its full-time degrees and diplomas in fashion are accredited by the Council on Higher Education. LISOF’s full-time programmes are registered on the South African Qualifications Authority’s (SAQA) National Qualifications Framework (NQF). LISOF is registered with the Department of Education as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Registration Certificate No. 2002/HE07/002). LISOF is a member of the Association of Private Providers of Education, Training & Development.



3 Years Full time

For the Fees Overview, please call: 086 11 LISOF (54763)








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