Course Overview

The history of African and Diaspora fashion course has been designed to explore the rich history and culture of the fashion industry from various regions on the African continent and in the Diaspora. The course examines the foundations of Afro and Black fashion practices to create a link between the historical antecedents and the global fashion industry as we know it today. If you enrol in this programme, your curriculum will cover the history of fashion on the continent and in various regions of the Diaspora, the business of the Afro-fashion industry and its influences on contemporary practices, and the history of African fashion on the continent and in the Diaspora. Image Credit: Carlos Idun-Tawiah Looks by Steve French



Please note that once you enrol for the course, you will have access to lessons on the platform in April 2023, when the course goes live. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at

What is an introductory course?

An introductory course is a foundation for a particular subject or field. It provides students with a basic understanding of the key concepts, principles, and ideas in that area and prepares them for more advanced coursework. Additionally, an introductory course can help students decide if they are interested in pursuing further study in that field.

Course curriculum

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Course Overview

  • 18 lessons
  • Lessons to be published once course is live
  • 50

Preparing For The Course

Here are the key things to bear in mind throughout the duration of the course.

  • Asynchronous courses require independent learning so create a study schedule to ensure that you complete the course in time.

  • Create a folder on your desktop or laptop to file your notes and documents.

  • Remember this is an introductory course. Be aware that it will provide you with an overview of each module topic and not in-depth knowledge of the subject area.


  • When does the course start?

    The course will commence in April 2023.

  • How much does the course cost?

    The course costs $50.

  • How many modules are in the course?

    To date, we have 17 modules in the course.

  • Who is the course for?

    The course is for anyone interested in learning about African and Afro-diasporan fashion history.

  • Is the course video based?

    The course combines video, text, PDFs, external resources, and infographics.

  • What qualifications are required before applying for the course?

    No qualifications are required.

  • ​ Will the course be live?

    The course is asynchronous, and this is done to accommodate all learners and make the completion of the course as smooth as possible. Specifically, time zone differences, learning disabilities such as dyslexia, and internet connectivity issues.

  • What language will the course be delivered in?


  • How long must I dedicate to studying each week?

    You will be required to dedicate a minimum of 6 hours weekly to the course.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you.

Thank you for your interest in the History of African and Diaspora Fashion Course! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the course, please don't hesitate to contact us. You can email us at We'll get back to you as soon as possible.