Fashion designing is fast becoming the most sought after profession for most graduates in Nigeria and around the globe. Gone are the days when this profession was left for the uneducated, nowadays, graduates who didn’t study Fashion designing as a course in the university are making a living from this profession.
Fashion is synonymous with trends. If you are the type that cannot keep up with new trends in the fashion industry, then this profession is obviously not for you. The creativity attached to this career line is quite fascinating, it is not just about using tread and needle any more, but uniqueness in your designs and ability to carve a niche for yourself in this field can either make or mar your progress in this line of career.
There is a popular saying that Necessity of the mother of all inventions or innovations as the case may be, the need for fashion designing as a course of study cannot be overemphasized, according to statistics, in every 10 Nigerian graduates, more than 50% when quizzed, wants to go into fashion designing.
Since fashion designing has gone beyond the level of Scissors, thread and needle and with the introduction of powerful sewing tools and special designing machines like the … the quest for acquiring a degree in Fashion Designing has greatly skyrocketed which is why the search for list of universities that offer fashion designing as a course of study is on the rise based on a well researched on-line poll carried out by us.
Instead of searching for universities that offer fashion Designing, the proper search pattern would have been polytechnics that offer fashion designing.
The candid truth is that not many are aware of the reason the Federal government introduced polytechnics in Nigeria. Polytechnics were approved to run in order to improve the practical and technical know-how of a specialized skill.
Polytechnics are known for Skills acquisitions and practicals, the non inclusion of Fashion designing as a course in Universities curriculum was not by mistake but an intentionally omission by the ministry of Education.
Currently there is only one university in Nigeria offering Fashion designing as a course, however, you could made do with other options which includes either going for a reputable school of Fashion Designing or Polytechnics that offer Fashion Designing as a course or check out some free online courses with certificate of completion of which fashion designing as a course is one of them, this would greatly help in acquiring needed skills in this field.
As for Polytechnics offering Fashion Designing, you have a upper hand when compared to persons with knowledge about the skills of sewing because of the following;
a) Upon completion of your Degree course in Fashion designing, you will be a certified Fashion designer with due recognition
b) In the course of studying the course, you obviously must have practiced with Industrial sewing machines and also experienced the art of sewing through the 1 year compulsory industrial attachments as mandated by the management of the institution.
c) Aside the technical know-how, you must have had theoretical knowledge about the job, as this would become handy in the course of carrying out your jobs for clients.
These and many more are the advantage of obtaining a Higher Diploma Certificate in Fashion Designing. However, it is not enough to pack your items down to the school, candidates with aspiration for a certificate in Fashion Designing must meet the admission requirements for the course as seen below.
Admission Requirements For Studying Fashion Designing As A Course
a) Such candidate must have the following O’level subject combination such as Home Economics/Technical Drawing and any four of the following under-listed subjects:
Clothing and Textiles
Literature in English
Please note that a minimum of Credit pass in English Language is a compulsory requirement
b) Applicant must pass the respective polytechnic’s minimum cut off mark in order to be eligible for admission.
c) Applicant must have a minimum of 5 credit pass in their O‘Level which must include Mathematics and English Language.
Upon meeting the admission requirements above, you become automatically eligible for admission, however, you will still be required to undergo further screening process as mandated by the polytechnic.
As for the list of Universities offering Fashion designing as a course, we have cleared the air above that there are no Universities in Nigeria approved or accredited by the NUC to offer such course rather only Polytechnics have been given due mandate to do so therefore, see below for the list of schools that offers Fashion Designing as a course in Nigeria.
Slight changes to this post has been made because we recently got the news that UNIABUJA now offers Fashion Designing as a course. That is, students can now graduate with a university degree in Fashion Designing from the University of Abuja. For now they remain the only university in Nigeria that offers Fashion Designing.
List of Accredited Schools That Offer Fashion Designing In Nigeria
University of Abuja (UNIABUJA)
Kalac Christal Polytechnic (KCPOLY)
The Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa (IBARAPAPOLY)
Kaduna Polytechnic (KADPOLY)
Auchi polytechnic (AUCHIPOLY)
Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH)
Benue State Poly (BENPOLY)
Jigawa State Institute Of Information Technology (JSIIT)
Delta state polytechnic (DELTAPOLY)
Federal polytechnic, Oko (OKOPOLY)
Institute of Management Technology, Enugu (IMT Enugu)
Kano State polytechnic (KANOPOLY)
In summary, the institutions posted above are not universities but only polytechnics which was why we said earlier in this post that the subject matter would have been termed polytechnics that offer Fashion Designing as a course rather than Universities that offers Fashion Designing as a course, however, the information provided above clears the air as regards the subject matter.
If you have any question in relation to schools that offer Fashion Designing course, you could reach out to us via the comment section below and we shall in due time respond to all your questions. Also, your opinions will be highly regarded as this would help upcoming young and old with passion and aspiration to carve a niche for themselves in this field.