Fashion schools are institutions that enroll students who want to gain knowledge and acquire a career in clothing, how to make them, accessories and every other thing related to dressing up and looking good physically.
If you love fashion and would want to know more in order to build a career from it, then you can consider entering a fashion school to develop yourself.
The good news is that Ghana has a number of fashion schools that can help you realize your dream of becoming a fashion designer In the near future.
Below are some of the fashion schools here in Ghana. Have a look :
JOYCE ABABIO COLLEGE OF CREATIVE DESIGN
This fashion school was launched in 2013 in Accra. It was established by Mrs.Joyce Ababio.
The college of creative design allows their students to get involved in different fashion events to develop their creativity. The institution offers these programs :
Fashion Design, graphic design, textile design, jewelry design, and short courses. They have certificate programs, advanced certificate programs, Diploma programs, and degree programs.
Certificate Program: This type of program lasts for 1 year. It takes place in August and February.
Advanced Certificate Program: This type of program goes on for 1 year 6 months. It also takes place in August and February.
Diploma Program: This type of program goes on for 2 years. It begins in August or September and February. This certificate is awarded by the University of Cape Coast.
Degree Program: This program lasts for 4 years. It usually begins in August or September and February. Certificate for this program is awarded by the University of Cape Coast.
As an SSCE holder, you must have six passes (A-D) in core and elective subjects. Core subjects which are Maths, Science and English.
If you are a WASSCE holder, you must have six passes (A1-D7) in core and elective subjects. Core subjects are Maths, Science and English. You can also apply if you have a diploma.
Joyce Ababio College of Creative Design is accredited by the National Accreditation Board of Ghana and affiliated to the University of Cape Coast in Ghana.
You can contact them on : +233 302 797471 or +233 23 5682600. They are located in Cantonments, Accra.
RADFORD UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Radford University is the premier university to offer a degree course in fashion design. It was established by Nana Wiredu because he identified how necessary it was for programs that will develop entrepreneurship to encourage development.
They enroll students for certificate, diploma, degree programs in fashion and design. It is recognized as one of the best in Ghana and their fees are quite affordable.
They accept WASSCE or SSCE with passes in English, Maths and Science or Social Studies or Life Skills. You must also have passes in any three elective subjects.
Your total aggregate must not be more than 24 for SSCE and 36 for WASSCE. Radford University is located at Lagos Avenue in East Legon.
You can contact them on 020 161 7584 or 054 647 9813.
RIOHS offers a certificate program for six months in fashion design and illustration. RIOHS won the topmost fashion industry award for the Best Fashion School in Ghana in the 2019 edition of Fashion Ghana Honours and Awards.
You can apply either online at their website or offline by downloading their forms and going to submit after you have filled it at their office. They have morning classes from Monday to Thursday from 9:00am to 1:00pm, evening classes from Monday to Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:00pm and weekend classes on Saturdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
They are located on the Blohum Street Dzorwulu Cresent, behind the Ashfoam showroom. You can contact them at: 0302 783 497 or 024 832 3669.
DREAMS COLLEGE OF CREATIVE ARTS
This fashion school was created by Mr. Clement Asemnyra in 2016. It is an institution aimed at equipping students to improve in skills and knowledge to face the challenging society.
The school was awarded the Best Fashion School at the 2019 edition of the Winneba Fashion and Awards Weekciety.
DCCA enables students to develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a rapidly changing society. The institution has the vision to create a premier fashion college that is known worldwide as a leader whose educational experience, knowledge and outreach will transform the face of fashion through career-focused education.
They offer the following courses :
Diploma in fashion design and technology, certificate in garment construction, certificate in women’s wear design and certificate in mens wear design technology.
They are located at Hansonis junction, Dansoman mountains missions. Contact them on: 020 930 5595.
SCHOOL OF FASHION AND DESIGN
School of Fashion and Design is a promising school that offers professional education programs with 3 different design categories: Fashion Design, Fashion Illustration, and Garment Construction.
This institution empowers its students to make use of their environment to bring out their individual talents in designing.
School of Fashion and Design was awarded the Fastest Growing Fashion School in Ghana for 2015 by TNG during Pillars of Modern Ghana Awards.
If you are interested in applying, you would have to fill their online application form and print out one copy of the application form which you would sign, to be submitted at the school. Then next you will submit your online application, wait for it to be accepted by the institution and finally make payment after acceptance.
They are located on the 28 Cola Street, Accra. Contact them on: 026 301 1397.
MARSHALLS FASHION SCHOOL
Marshalls College has included Fashion Design Technology to its already existing programmes. So if you have a passion for fashion designing, consider joining this school.
The institution teaches their students to be resourceful. They offer short courses in the following :
Draping which is for three months, sewing techniques for two months, textile design for two months and fashion illustration for three weeks. They work from Mondays to Saturdays from 8:00am to 5pm and are closed on Sundays.
The school is located at Odorkor, opposite Glory Land Hotel. Contact them on: 024 256 1005.
SIMA BREW FASHION BUSINESS FACULTY
The Sima Brew Fashion Business Faculty is an institution founded by Sima Brew, a well known and certified fashion designer in 2018. It’s aimed at using education and inspiration to prepare the next generation for leadership in the fashion & design industries.
The training is for six months with skills in making clothes that have great aesthetic appeal and the right use of colours.
They are located at Seventh K.Asante Avenue in Accra, House Number 170. You can contact them on: 020 880 8126.
Afra K SCHOOL OF FASHION
This is an institution aimed at equipping their students with ethical fashion training to enable them to earn a living. They offer the following programs :
Fashion designing, digital illustration and beauty therapy. The school is located at East Legon Adjiringanor, first block factory. After 69, it is located on the first turn on the right from American house.
They are open from Mondays to Saturdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm and 1pm to 6pm on Sundays. Reach them on: 024 018 7828.
If you happen to have an interest in fashion and a desire to further your knowledge in that area or pursue a career in it, then you can consider any of these fashion schools and make your choice.
You are sure to be well equipped with all you need to make it in the fashion industry.