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The Clothing Production is a well-integrated course. Students create and present various designs in the Fashion Drawing class according to a given theme. One design is chosen and the pattern for this design is constructed and completed in the Pattern Construction class. The chosen design is then manufactured in the Clothing Construction class.

WHERE TO STUDY THIS COURSE

Alexandra Campus

PERSONALITY TRAITS

• A flair for fashion
• Creativity
• A person who enjoys the challenge of transforming ideas into tangible fashion items
• Accuracy and precision
• Diligence

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

• Pattern maker, designer, grader or seamstress
• Boutique / Bridal couture work
• Private industry
• Entrepreneur
• Supervisor in a factory
• Clothing Consultant

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

For N4: Grade 12
For N5: N4 Clothing Production qualification
For N6: N5 Clothing Production qualification

DURATION & REGISTRATION

The duration of each level (i.e. N4, N5 and N6) is six months.
Therefore a semester time table is followed, enabling the student to complete the qualification in 18 months
Registration takes place twice a year, in January and July.

QUALIFICATIONS

After successfully completing the N6 course and an 18-month experiential training period, the student can apply for the National Diploma in Clothing Production.

ASSESSMENT

• The pass mark is 40% per subject
• Students should pass all practical subjects before they can be admitted in the next level
• External examinations are written at the end of each level, in June and November
• Practical work is externally moderated

CURRICULUM

N4

- Clothing Construction Theory and Practical
- Pattern Construction
- Fashion Drawing
- Entrepreneurship & Business Development

N5

- Clothing Construction Theory and Practical
- Pattern Construction
- Fashion Drawing
- Entrepreneurship & Business Development

N6

- Clothing Construction Theory and Practical
- Pattern Construction
- Fashion Drawing
- Computer Practice

Subject Description (Clothing Production)

CLOTHING PRODUCTION THEORY & PRACTICAL
Garments are manufactured from patterns that have been Constructed in the Pattern Construction class. Items range from simple tunics, blouses, skirts, trousers, dresses, jackets, coats, lingerie, evening wear, wedding dresses and casual men’s wear.

PATTERN CONSTRUCTION
Basic blocks are constructed and then used for manipulating pattern into desired designs. A standard size 13 is used and all garments are made up accordingly.

FASHION DRAWING
Students are given themes according to which they present the following design boards: development board, production sketches, illustrations and accessory boards.

FASHION ORGANIZATION
An overall view of how a factory is run and the different machinery used are covered in this subject.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (N4)
The nature of a small business and entrepreneurship are studied in detail.