Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design / Media / Buying

Duration: 3 years full time
NQF Level: NQF Level 7
Exit Credits: 360 Credits

WHY A BA DEGREE AT LISOF?

This programme offers a wide range of subject choices specialising in a variety of fashion disciplines, including fashion design, fashion buying and merchandising, fashion media, fashion photography, visual merchandising, styling, trend forecasting and fashion marketing. 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 where you can acquire valuable hands-on experience.

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BUYING

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MEDIA

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN FASHION

 

2019 FEES

MEDIA ELECTIVE  – TOTAL: R85 400 Year 1

Prices quoted are tuition fees only and any additional costs may include kits, text books that will be billed separately or available from external suppliers. Once off levies and student card will be billed in January. LISOF accepts EFT, proof of cash deposit, debit card or credit card payments. NO Cash payments are accepted.

Make-Up Kit: R7 425.00 and Face Chart: R200

There are two payment options:

  • Monthly Option

A non-refundable deposit of R8,000.00 paid on or before registration. Balance of tuition fees to be paid in equal installments. First installment due no later than the 7th February 2019. The last installment is due no later than the 7th November 2019, reduced by deposit.

  • Once Off Option:

A non-refundable deposit of R8,000.00 paid on or before registration. Full balance of tuition fees paid on or before the end of January 2019. Balance reduced by deposit.

Foreign students are required to pay all fees, textbooks and kits in full on or before registration.

 

DESIGN ELECTIVE – TOTAL: R84 000 Year 1

BUYING ELECTIVE  – TOTAL: R84 000 Year 1

Prices quoted are tuition fees only and any additional costs may include kits, text books that will be billed separately or available from external suppliers. Once off levies and student card will be billed in January. LISOF accepts EFT, proof of cash deposit, debit card or credit card payments. NO Cash payments are accepted.

There are two payment options:

  • Monthly Option

A non-refundable deposit of R8,000.00 paid on or before registration. Balance of tuition fees to be paid in equal installments. First installment due no later than the 7th February 2019. The last installment is due no later than the 7th November 2019, reduced by deposit.

  • Once Off Option:

A non-refundable deposit of R8,000.00 paid on or before registration. Full balance of tuition fees paid on or before the end of January 2019. Balance reduced by deposit.

Foreign students are required to pay all fees, textbooks and kits in full on or before registration.

 

For the Bachelor of Arts in Fashion programme information and fees please contact:
Johannesburg Campus: tania@www.lisof.co.za / 011 326 1698
Pretoria: cindy@www.lisof.co.za / 012 747 6400

 

CERTIFICATION
LISOF and its full-time qualifications 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 Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 2016 (Registration Certificate No. 2002/HE07/002).

Programme Electives

Elective in Fashion Design

FIRST YEAR SUBJECTS DESIGN:

  • Computer Literacy & Design 01
  • Pattern Design 01
  • Creative Design 01
  • Fashion Theory 01
  • Garment Construction 01
  • Textiles & Fashion 01
  • Trend Analysis 01
  • Technical Drawing 01
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation 01

Elective in Fashion Retail Buying

FIRST YEAR SUBJECTS FASHION RETAIL BUYING:

  • Buying & Merchandising 01
  • Business Studies & Management 01
  • Computer Literacy & Design 01
  • Fashion Practice 01
  • Fashion Theory 01
  • Marketing & Brand Management 01
  • Styling 01
  • Textiles & Fashion 01
  • Trend Analysis 01

Elective in Fashion Media

FIRST YEAR SUBJECTS MEDIA:

  • Computer Literacy & Design 01
  • Fashion Writing & Analysis 01
  • Fashion Media 01
  • Fashion Theory 01
  • Make-Up 01
  • Marketing & Brand Management 01
  • Styling 01
  • Trend Analysis 01
  • Visual Merchandising 01

Programme Requirements

The minimum admission requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with endorsement for degree studies and the LISOF BA Entry Assessment (free) Elective in Fashion Retail Buying requires a Grade 12 pure maths mark of 50% or a math literacy mark of 70%

If you are at least 23 years of age, have a National Senior Certificate and have suitable work experience – you may be considered for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Candidates must apply to the institution for admission via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have completed parts of a cognate learning programme at another registered and accredited institution and wish to be considered for credit transfer, a credit accumulation and transfer (CAT) application must be submitted

LISOF BA Entry Assessment

LISOF Entry Assessment

Candidates can apply to the institution for admission via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have completed parts of a cognate learning programme at another registered and accredited institution and wish to be considered for credit transfer, a credit accumulation and transfer (CAT) application must be submitted

International student entry requirements: School leaving certificate must be graded through SAQA – we require a minimum of NQF level 4 with access to Degree studies to enter this programme

LISOF has taught me that fashion has much more meaning than just garments- my mindset has been influenced on a whole new level. LISOF’s lecturers have suprised me, coached me and given me the confidence to graduate, continue with my Honours Degree and to be an influencer. LISOF has given me many opportunities to grow as a person and do what I love, which is Fashion Media.

ANEL van VUUREN- BA FASHION ELECTIVE IN MEDIA

I’ve learned a lot of new things at LISOF that I didn’t know before. Even though I’m an Afrikaans girl from a small town, LISOF doesn’t make me feel I’m the odd one. I feel comfortable and really happy, and do not regret my decision to come and study at LISOF.

ROCHELLE VILJOEN- BA FASHION ELECTIVE IN DESIGN

LISOF has taught me to work hard for my dreams and for all that I want to achieve in life.

MELLISA WALTERS- BA FASHION ELECTIVE IN BUYING

LISOF has influenced me as a person by teaching me how to work under pressure and think on my toes.

CARLA HOFFMANN- BA FASHION ELECTIVE IN BUYING

I am currently a 2nd-year student at LISOF. My 1st-year was a journey I really enjoyed, I achieved an 80% average! LISOF is unique and really different from the world outside. My experience so far has definitely changed my outlook on fashion design- for the better!

ERIKA NEL- BA FASHION ELECTIVE IN DESIGN

Where do I start? Growing up I always pictured a creative element being a part of my life, and I grew up with a family in retail so this pulled me towards a career in fashion during matric. Lisof stood out for me because they offered a vast variety of subjects that broadened my knowledge and skill set creatively and logically and that ensured I thrived in the fashion industry. I had a pleasant experience with great exposure at LISOF! They really do want their students to put their best foot forward going into the retail industry. The first permanent job I landed was at Edcon as an assistant buyer in the lingerie department where I currently am and loving it, despite its ups and downs. In the interim I moved to the footwear and accessories department and that was an amazing experience for me as I got to buy product I grew up knowing, footwear. I then moved back into Intimatewear and I love what I do. Retail is a very fast pace industry that is ever changing and to succeed one needs to keep up with the changes and by grasping this concept, it has made me stronger as an individual. I am now striving towards bigger and better opportunities to building my career and I know my LISOFIAN status will help me through it!

YASHIKA MAKAN- BA FASHION ELECTIVE IN BUYING

I have been in the fast-paced, busy life of merchandising since the start of my career and have had the amazing opportunities to create product for both apparel & home-ware. The most rewarding part of my job for is seeing the product that I have worked on from start to finish in stores or seeing people wearing it. The fundamentals of Merchandising is to develop a good quality product that is commercial and affordable.  Sourcing, trend forecasting, selling, travelling, negotiating, working daily with product & dealing with suppliers from around the globe is the essence of being a Merchandiser. You are constantly on the hunt looking for the next best thing to create! I will hit the 5 year mark at the end of this year when I graduated from LISOF and I sure have grown into the career woman I have always wanted to be. LISOF was a fantastic foundation for exposing me to the industry and giving me the tools to thrive within the fashion World.  I have the passion most importantly and will always have this drive no matter how challenging the current retail landscape is.

STELLA WALL- BA FASHION ELECTIVE IN BUYING

My journey all started, as a girl with a dream in fashion. My parents weren’t convinced as they thought the Fashion industry only happened for a few people. So I chose to go the safer route and study economics at Stellenbosch. However, just before I was meant to start a friend asked me for moral support & to come with her to write the LISOF entrance test. As soon as I was done, I knew this was what I wanted to do.

 After 2 at LISOF I was placed at the House of Busby for an internship. Without LISOF, this never would have happened. As I finished at LISOF, I was offered a job as an Allocator at The House of Busby for Aldo. After 2 years at Busby, I left as a junior planner and joined the Cotton On Family. Today I am the Group Planner for one of the largest luxury retailers, The Surtee Group. Working with brands such as, Versace, Michael Kors, Armani, Lacoste and a few more. I completely love what I do and I couldn’t be happier. Without LISOF, I never would have found my happy medium between product and finance.

CARA ARMSTRONG- BA FASHION ELECTIVE IN BUYING

I couldn’t imagine doing anything else besides fashion, it is so much more than just my career, but a part of who I am. My heart beats trade, retail and fashion. My life since graduating from LISOF in 2014 has seen me in Cape Town, where I started out as a Trainee Merchandiser at a large clothing manufacturer, TCI Apparel, I left as a Junior Merchandiser and went onto Spree as an Assistant Buyer in Private Label. I am currently working at Truworths as a Trainee Buyer in Identity ladies division. The learning never stops in fashion as the retail world is ever-changing and innovating.

CHRISTINA SARDIANOS- BA FASHION ELECTIVE IN BUYING
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