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3rd Floor, South Wing, Hyde Park Shopping Centre, Corner William Nicol Drive & Jan Smuts Ave, Hyde Park, Johannesburg, South Africa


Registered with the Department of Education as a Private Higher Education Institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration Certificate No. 2009/HE07/008.

Spero Villioti Elite Design Academy’s Diploma in Fashion and Bachelor of Fashion programmes are accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE)

Spero Villioti Elite Design Academy’s Diploma program is registered in the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) National Qualifications Framework (NQF)

Course Offering:

1st Year – Diploma

The foundation year introduces the student to the world of fashion and its many intricate facets. Learning how to be successful in fashion involves understanding a wide variety of core principles. These include how to build a body of research, how to use inspiration in the design process, how fabric knowledge and other principles strengthen a designer’s message, principles of garment engineering and how to evolve a personal vision

The programme philosophy is to create a learning environment in which innovation, and originality are encouraged and nurtured. There is a strong business grounding within the programme preparing the student to take his / her place in the fast paced global fashion industry. The degree produces versatile fashion specialists who are able to engage in creative problem solving using a depth of knowledge of the field of fashion. In addition a critical understanding of the social, economic and cultural factors which impact on the professional fashion environment are applied within the working context. The programme guides students through a development path which makes provision for an understanding of the industry, which is inclusive of design and operations concepts, at progressive levels of cognitive complexity. Creativity and artistic flair is also incubated within the commercial context, the individual’s learning experience is enhanced within the focused and safe learning environment provided by the institution

What is the Institution known for:

Elite Fashion Design

Institution’s Unique Selling Points:

Small Classes
Award winning professionals
Industry leader

Campus Facilities:

Wifi, parking Recreational area, media centre

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