University of South Africa, UNISA
3 Years Full Time / Full Time / Part Time
This degree caters for the specialised skills needs of clothing retailers and manufacturers seeking top talent to give them an edge in the fiercely competitive clothing market. This well-rounded programme also includes compulsory practical sessions in clothing production, ethnic and entrepreneurial clothing production and tailoring.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 3 years full time

Compulsory Subjects

First year subjects:

  • Principles of consumer science

  • End-user Computing

  • English communication for business

  • Business management

  • Accounting concepts, principles and procedures

  • Clothing construction

  • Commercial law

  • Commercial law

Second year subject:

  • Introduction to retailing

  • Introduction to entrepreneurship and small-business management

  • General management

  • Marketing management

  • Textiles: Fibre

  • Ethnic and entrepreneurial clothing production

  • History of costume

  • Clothing and textile practice

  • Social psychology of clothing

  • Wardrobe planning

Third year subjects:

  • Evaluation of apparel

  • Textiles: yarns, fabrics and finishes

  • Tailoring: practical

  • Fashion development, production and marketing

  • Small-scale clothing production and merchandising

  • Retail merchandising management

  • Retail buying

  • Promotion and distribution management in retailing

  • Entrepreneurship and small-business management

  • Strategic management

Careers: retail merchandising manager, retail buyer, promotion and distribution manager, wardrobe planner, clothing entrepreneur.


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