School of Fashion and the Arts Accredited Tesda Courses


School of Fashion and the Arts (SOFA) is an institution accredited by TESDA that offers Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programs (TVET) under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

SoFA Design Institute is the Philippines’ first specialized design college. Inaugurated in 2007 as the School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA), the college quickly developed street-credibility as the country’s go-to school for design education.

In 2010, it expanded its range of academic programs to include Interior Design. It has, since then, flourished as an institution with a rigorous, design-focused approach to education promoting creativity, technical proficiency, and business acumen.

SoFA Design Institute graduates are trained to be Design Leaders and industry-ready professionals who are experts in translating design concepts into pragmatic solutions.

Aside from being dedicated to shaping the new breed of design professionals, the college is also committed to promoting design as a positive force in the society, economy, and the lives of its students.

School of Fashion and the Arts (SOFA)

Address: 55 Paseo De Roxas Ave., Makati City, Philippines
Telephone Number: 491-5536; 892-8807

TESDA Approved Programs

Here is the list of available TESDA registered programs and short courses offered in “School of Fashion and the Arts” in the City of Makati.

List of Tesda Courses Offered / Registered Programs

Course Authorized Duration
Dressmaking NC II 275 hours
Fashion Design 836 hours
Fashion Design and Marketing 1,420 hours
Fashion Marketing 836 hours

Basic Requirements for TESDA Courses:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • At least High School Graduate
  • Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
  • With good moral character
  • Undergone a pre-training assessment
  • Can communicate both orally and in written form

Training Fees and Schedule

The cost of training and tuition fees may vary depending upon the specific course of interest and the school offering the training. Training centers also may have slightly different syllabus to teach to students in a class.

For inquiries, tuition fees, enrollment procedures, class schedule and other concern, it would be better that you visit their school/training center and inquire for other documents they may need.

Location and Contact Information

For further information, please contact the school directly at telephone number 491-5536; 892-8807. You can also visit School of Fashion and the Arts. The assessment center is located at 55 Paseo De Roxas Ave., Makati City, Philippines.


  • I’m an OFW OWWA Member currently working here in KSA.Part of my plan is to settle for good while to enrol and study Dressmaking in your reputable institution SoFA.
    I would like to inquire how much tuition fee it would cost me.(275 hours)
    When will you start your screening for the applicants. And classes starts will be.