Prospectus 2019 - Cape Town College of Fashion Design
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cape town college of fashion design Cape Town College of Fashion Design (Pty) Ltd provides innovative education that is responsive to the ever changing creative and technological developments in the fashion industry and to produce designers who possess the knowledge, skills, design passion and work ethic to be highly employable in their chosen profession.
Prospectus 2019 | Cape Town College of Fashion Design Contents 2019 Academic Calendar 1 Vision Statement 1 Mission Statement 1 Registration and Accreditation 1 Board of Directors 2 Administration 3 Faculty 3 Admission Requirements 5 Application Portfolio 5 International Students 5 RPL Procedure 6 Health & Safety 6 Language Policy 6 Policy on Disability 6 Mode of Instruction 6 The Diploma in Fashion Design 7 Programme Outline 7 Assessment 7 Academic Credit Accumulation 8 Progression 8 Certification 8 Financial Information 8 Financial Information (continued) 9 Financial Aid 9 Accommodation 9 Medical Aid (for Foreign Students) 9 Enrolment Contract 9 Student Support 10 Code of Conduct 11 Achievements 12
1 | Cape Town College of Fashion Design | Prospectus 2019 2019 Academic Calendar *Please note that these dates 1st Term 3rd Term 04 February – 05 April 15 July – 13 September are subject to change 2nd Term 4th Term 23 April – 21 June 30 September – 29 November Vision Statement Mission Statement The vision of Cape Town College of To provide innovative education that is Fashion Design (Pty) Ltd is to: responsive to the ever changing creative and technological developments in • Be a centre of excellence. the fashion industry and to produce • Be a respected member of the fashion designers who possess the knowledge, industry in South Africa. skills, design passion and work ethic to be highly employable in their • Develop the full potential of each and chosen profession or successful every student. entrepreneurs. • Have a culture that recognises the unique and diverse needs of the individual and the greater community. • To create awareness of ethical and sustainable practice. • Support the development of an African Design Identity drawing from cultural heritage Registration and Accreditation The Cape Town College of Fashion Design 54(3) of the Higher Education Act, 1977 (Pty) Ltd has successfully achieved full (Act No 101 of 1077), and Regulation 16(4) accreditation through the Council b of the Regulations for the Registration of on Higher Education to offer a 3 Year Private Higher Education Institutions, 2002, Diploma in Fashion Design (Ref No: H/ until 31 December 2024. Registration No PR122/E002CAN). The College is also 2014/HE07/005. The Diploma is registered provisionally registered as a Private Higher on the NQF, SAQA No 87426. Education Institution in terms of Section
Prospectus 2019| Cape Town College of Fashion Design | 2 Board of Directors The Director’s of the Cape Town College of Fashion Design are: Gregg Maragelis - Head of Institution Michele Wallis - Head of Administration Head of Institution Head of Administration Gregg Maragelis Michele Wallis As a multi-award winning celebrated Mrs Wallis, the daughter of college designer, Mr Maragelis joined the college founder Betty Keet, joined CTCFD at in 2003 as the Fashion Design lecturer. the end of 2007 having spent most of her He was appointed as a Director and working life working in the fashion industry Head of Institution in 2010 and is also in various administrative roles. Mrs Wallis currently the HOD of Fashion Design, has worked at Woolworths, Truworths and facilitating this module on all three levels Seasprite in a secretarial capacity. It was of the programme. He has achieved while at Seasprite that she developed academic qualifications in both Fine an interest in computers, and thereafter Art and Fashion Design and thereafter joined Deqtime, a company which ran a had 15 years of fashion industry working bureau for many clothing manufacturers. experience, working alongside designer Mrs Wallis assisted these companies Errol Arendz, as the Head Designer for with the running of their manufacturing luxury brand Jenni Button and later, processes using a computerised clothing running his own business which supplied manufacturing system. 45 stores internationally. Mr Maragelis also After working with Deqtime, she joined produced menswear brand Alter Ego for a computer company lecturing on YDE. This wealth of experience enables commercial computer packages as well him to mentor fashion design studies way as continuing with the installation and beyond just theory. training on the computerised clothing Mr Maragelis is currently a Board Director manufacturing system within the entire for the Cape Town Fashion Council, and Seardel group. In 2003 she qualified with has served as Board Director for the South a Diploma in Financial Management African Fashion Council. Mr Maragelis through Varsity College and thereafter continues to mentor headline talent in was involved part-time assisting with South Africa and is known for his extensive bookkeeping functions at two other small reach in the industry. businesses before joining CTCFD.
3 | Cape Town College of Fashion Design | Prospectus 2019 Administration Charis Corbishley Quality Assurance Manager / Full Time Lecturer Gail Minnaar Administrative Assistant Mrs Corbishley graduated from CTCFD in 2011, winning the coveted ‘Student With 15 years administrative experience, of the Year’ award, which afforded her Ms Minaar joined CTCFD at the start of an internship with one of SA’s leading 2015. Ms Minaar’s role is to assist the fashion designers, Suzaan Heyns. Having Administrative Head as well as the Faculty completed her Bachelor of Technology Staff and students with the day-to-day (Btech) degree at CPUT in 2014, Mrs running of the college. Corbishley was selected as a finalist in the ELLE Rising Star Competition, showing her collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa that year. She is currently Faculty completing a Masters Degree in Higher Education Studies at UCT. Mrs Corbishley lectures in Fashion Design Tammy-Ann Petersen and Computer Studies across various Acting Academic Head levels of study and is the Advanced Mrs Petersen joined CTCFD at the start Diploma supervisor. Mrs Corbishley was of 2014. She achieved a Bachelor of promoted to the position of Quality Technology (Btech) degree through Assurance Manager at the beginning CPUT and has completed various short of 2018. courses which include Train-the-Trainer, Assessor’s and Moderator’s certificates. With 13 years teaching experience, Mrs Petersen has held positions which include Zaida Orgill Head of Fashion Design Department at institutions Damelin and Allenby, as Garment Technology Expert well as 3 years vocational experience Practitioner / Full Time Lecturer working for Woolworths. Mrs Petersen is currently studying towards a Post Mrs Orgill joined CTCFD in 2005, and is a Graduate Diploma specializing in Higher skilled seamstress, having worked in this Education Studies. capacity in the industry for many years prior to joining the college. She has an Mrs Petersen is the Head of Department integral role as expert practitioner in the of Garment Technology and lectures Garment Technology department, passing on a second and third year level. She on essential real-world experience. was promoted to the position of Acting Academic Head in 2017.
Prospectus 2019| Cape Town College of Fashion Design | 4 Devon Anderson Amber-Rose Hennings Marketing Manager / Part Time Lecturer Full Time Lecturer Miss Hennings graduated with distinction Having completed his Diploma in Fashion plus in all areas of her final year, winning Design, Mr Anderson worked in the retail numerous academic awards. Her work design industry with 3 years at The Foschini and personal style has been featured Group Design Centre as well as 2 years extensively in both local and international working under Gavin Rajah. He will be publications, and Miss Hennings has bringing his invaluable experience to the been nominated as a finalist in both the Clothing Production, Retail Management Foschini Design Awards and the Bokeh and Fashion Buying Principles modules. International Film Festival ‘Emerging Having produced the CTCFD annual Designer’ category. fashion show since 2010 under his brand Currently working four days a week Devon Anderson Concept, Mr Anderson as a fashion designer at international joined CTCFD in a full time capacity at sustainable retail brand Rhumaa, Miss the start of 2018. Mr Anderson will be Hennings lectures History of Design on managing all marketing related areas a first year level, and Contemporary at CTCFD, including social media and Fashion History and Textiles on a second student expos. year level of study. Tara Simeon Full Time Lecturer Support Staff Miss Simeon graduated from CTCFD, and is completing her Advanced Diploma in Fashion specializing in transformative Katherine Collins garment technology. Short Course Manager Having successfully facilitated a number of vocational training Garment Technology courses at sister campus The Sarah Share Fashion Institute of Garment Technology, Miss Simeon is currently facilitating the Support Tutor Pattern Design and Garment Construction modules on a first year level under the guidance of Tammy Petersen. McDonald Mhone Groundsman Wendy Venfolo General Cleaner
5 | Cape Town College of Fashion Design | Prospectus 2019 Admission Requirements The minimum entry requirement is basis of a presentation of the prescribed a National Senior Certificate, or its entry portfolio and have to be legal South international equivalent. African citizens or present a valid passport and study permit. Prospective Learners are evaluated on the Application Portfolio Please submit your application ‘portfolio’ Sketches containing the following tasks, together with the completed application form to • Design a Range of 4 garments using Cape Town College of Fashion Design. the template provided. • Select an area for which you want to Essay design your range; i.e. women’s wear, A written motivational essay is required children’s wear, and state why. which must contain the applicant’s reasons • Specify what fabrics and colours you for choosing to study Fashion Design as would use and why. well as their aspirations for their future in the Fashion Industry. • Where did you do your research; i.e. stores, magazines, websites, other. International Students South African citizens will be given • Certified copy of study permit preference during the selection procedure and acceptance of international • Certified copies of academic students is subject to space availability. transcripts, certificates or diplomas of International students are required to any additional qualifications submit a completed application form in • Proof of residential address addition to the following documentation: • Registration fee • Certified copy of passport (identification page) • Proof of sufficient English literacy RPL Procedure Students who do not meet the minimum embedded in the core of this qualification. entrance requirements can apply for A portfolio submission, interview and a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Prior variety of tests will be used to determine learning will be recognised if the student suitability. Please contact the College is able to demonstrate competence in for more details. the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes
Prospectus 2019| Cape Town College of Fashion Design | 6 Health & Safety Policy on Disability The Management team at the Cape The Cape Town College of Fashion Design Town College of Fashion Design (Pty) Ltd (Pty) Ltd will treat all employees and will strive to do everything within reason students with dignity and respect and to protect the health and safety of its will provide an environment for learning students and staff. The objective is to and working that is free from unlawful provide an effective health and safety discrimination, harassment, bullying and programme of a high standard which victimisation. The Cape Town College of is subject to continuous improvement. Fashion Design (Pty) Ltd is committed to an Equal Opportunities environment and We believe that: recognises the importance and value of • Accidents, injuries and occupational diversity. It recognises it’s social, moral diseases are preventable. and statutory duty to admit and employ people with disabilities. • Management is responsible for creating an environment conducive to achieving The Cape Town College of Fashion Design this. (Pty) Ltd would like individuals who apply to The Cape Town College of Fashion • Training staff to work safely is essential Design (Pty) Ltd to be confident that in this pursuit. they will receive fair treatment and be • Safety requires the involvement and considered on their ability to do the job commitment of all staff members. or training. The Cape Town College of Fashion Design (Pty) Ltd employment and • Accident prevention is also good admissions policies aim to ensure that business practice. people with disabilities receive treatment that is fair, equitable and consistent with It is the right of all: their skills and abilities. Similarly, The Cape Staff, academic and administrative, both Town College of Fashion Design (Pty) Ltd full-time and part-time students, visitors, admits students to the available places incl. guest lecturers to work and learn in on its courses based on their academic an environment that is safe, clean, well-lit ability and motivation. and well-ventilated The Cape Town College of Fashion Design Full Occupational Health & Safety Policy is available (Pty) Ltd will make every effort, if an on request or can be downloaded from our website. existing employee or student becomes disabled, to retrain and retain them wherever practicable. Full Policy for Students and Staff with Disabilities is Language Policy available on request or can be downloaded from our website. Programmes are delivered in English in accordance with the College Language Mode of Instruction Policy. It is the student’s responsibility to Programmes are delivered face-to- face ensure that s/he is able to understand and full-time attendance is compulsory and communicate effectively in in accordance with College Rules this language. and Regulations.
7 | Cape Town College of Fashion Design | Prospectus 2019 The Diploma in Fashion Design Duration: Credits: NQF level: 3 years full-time 360 6 Programme Outline 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year Fashion Design I Fashion Design II Fashion Design III Garment Construction I Garment Construction II Garment Construction III Pattern Design I Pattern Design II Pattern Design III History of Design I Contemporary Fashion Contemporary Fashion History I History II Business Studies I Business Studies II Business Studies III Clothing Production I Retail Merchandising I Fashion Buying Textiles I Textiles II Principles I Digital Fashion Application I Digital Fashion Application II Brand Design I Experiential Learning I Digital Fashion Application III ELECTIVE MODULES: Costume Design I/ Fashion Styling I Assessment The College adopts a continuous determine the student’s ability to work assessment approach, in line with the independently as well as to verify the principles of outcomes based education. authenticity of a learners work. Student competence is determined by All formative assessments are internally their ability to demonstrate the required moderated and all summative learning outcomes. assessments are externally moderated Assessment criteria are clearly set out by suitably qualified and experienced and communicated to students and all subject specialists. assessment results are made available An Appeals Policy is in place for students for verification and appeal. who wish to have results reassessed, in Theory and practical examinations, which case the guidelines of this policy conducted in June and November, form will be observed. part of the continuous assessment strategy and are used as a diagnostic tool to
Prospectus 2019| Cape Town College of Fashion Design | 8 Academic Credit Accumulation In order to receive the Diploma in Fashion All courses must reflect a grading of 50% Design (360 credits); the student must or higher, on the academic transcript successfully demonstrate that s/he is in order for the learner to be awarded competent in all the exit level outcomes the relevant credits. Credits will only be of the programme and must have awarded in full and no partial credits will accumulated all the credits assigned be awarded to any learner. to the qualification. Progression Certification Progression through the qualification is Students will be awarded their Diploma dependent upon the student having when they have met all the exit level passed all core modules in the previous outcomes of the programme and year, where 50% is the pass mark. have been awarded a grade of 50% or more for all modules that make up the qualification. Financial Information Fee Structure 2019: 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year APPLICATION FEE: R 250 REGISTRATION FEE – non-refundable amount to be R 5 000 R 2 500 R 2 500 paid on registration per year TUITION FEE R 60 180 R 62 590 R 65 095 RESOURCE LEVY – annual subscription to Worth R 1 000 R 1 000 R 1 000 Global Style Network / StyleSight STARTUP KIT *R 3 000 TEXT BOOKS *R 2 000 TOTAL R 71 430 R 66 090 R 68 595 Please note: Extra Costs to be provided for: • (*) These costs depend on the exchange rate • Sewing Machine – approx. R4 500 at the time of purchase as well as supplier’s annual • Overlocker - approx. R2 800 and R5 000 dependant price increases. on the make purchased. • Resource Levy, Start-up Kit and Text Books must be • Students must have access to a laptop or a home paid for on or before the 1st day of the academic year. computer with the minimum requirements to run the Adobe Suite of programs, e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator. • Fabric required for realising designs throughout the year.
9 | Cape Town College of Fashion Design | Prospectus 2019 Financial Information (continued) The following Tuition Fee Payment options are available: South African Students 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year Payment in full – 5% discount for fees settled in full R 57 171 R 59 460.50 R 61 840.25 by end February Termly payments – 1st week of each term x 4 R 15 295 R 15 907 R 16 545 Monthly payments – last day of each month – R 6 900 R 7 175 R 7 465 February to October x 9 payments International Students 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year Payment in full – 5% discount for fees settled in full R 57 171 R 59 460.50 R 61840.25 by end February Bi-Annual Payment – end February and end July R 30 600 R 31 824 R 33 097 Monthly payments – 1st day of academic year R 10 000 R 10 000 R 10 000 March to September x 7 R 7 455 R 7 753 R 8 064 Payments can be made in cash, by cheque, direct taking part in any further tuition until such time as the deposit or electronic funds transfer (EFT). In the case of outstanding fees are paid up. direct deposits or electronic funds transfer the student’s name or student number must be used as a reference for Should a student decide to discontinue their studies identification purposes. at any time during the academic year the full year’s tuition is liable to be paid according to the contract In the event of non-payment a Letter of Suspension signed on enrolment. will be issued to the student preventing them from Financial Aid Accommodation The College offers bursaries each year Please go to our website to download to those students who have completed the document containing our preferred the 1 Year Foundation Fashion Design providers or contact Administration for Certificate and who have proven to be further information in this regard. worthy of this opportunity. Student loans can be obtained through any commercial banking institution, e.g. Medical Aid (for Foreign Students) ABSA, Standard, or through Eduloan, who specialise in student loans. These Momentum Health is our preferred service loans are able to cover both fees and provider so please contact Administration extra study requirements. Please contact for further details and application forms. Administration for further information in this regard. Enrolment Contract An example of the Enrolment Contract is available on request or can be downloaded from our website.
Prospectus 2019| Cape Town College of Fashion Design | 10 Student Support The first year orientation programme Counselling Support introduces the student to the College staff, the premises and facilities, the This is provided in the form of information academic rules and regulations and the regarding possible service providers who support services available. are able to cater for the specific type of support/counselling the student requires. Academic Support Student Development The Academic staff provide each and every learner with the support The Student Representative Committee required to perform academically, and is made up of representatives from encourage active engagement from the each year and is responsible for students through: organising student fundraising events and for communicating any student • Establishing a supportive relationship recommendations or concerns. with all students Regular student and staff social events • Adopting a creative approach to provide an opportunity to strengthen teaching and learning relations and take a break from the demands of the intensive curriculum. • Providing regular constructive assessment feedback • Mentoring and coaching Students receive an Academic report on a quarterly basis to assist them to monitor their progress and to identify any areas of concern. The College student-at-risk programme ensures that students who are not performing academically, are identified and provided with appropriate support and guidance to achieve their full potential. Administrative Support Administrative staff are available to assist the students with any query they may have related to the programme that they are studying. A binding/ printing/ copying/ scanning service is provided to all registered students, at a competitive rate.
11 | Cape Town College of Fashion Design | Prospectus 2019 Code of Conduct Cape Town College of Fashion Design (Pty) Ltd takes the conduct of students and staff seriously, it is imperative that all people are treated fairly and respectfully, in keeping with our values. The Code of Conduct will be upheld in all instances and can be read as follows: • Students must act in a respectful suspension, or the student could face manner towards all staff and fellow expulsion from the College. students regardless of race, gender, • It is College policy not to display, under religious beliefs, language or disablement. any circumstances, any religious, political, Rudeness will not be tolerated and cultural or racist propaganda or material disciplinary action will be taken on the premises. against offenders. • Students shall refrain from eating, • At all times and everywhere that the drinking, sleeping or not paying attention student represents or can be identified as while in lectures. a student at the College, the student shall conduct themselves in such a manner so • Students shall not sexually harass as not to discredit the College in any way. another person, nor in any way victimise or intimidate any fellow student or • Students shall not maliciously, staff member. negligently or wrongfully destroy, damage, abuse or remove any property belonging to the College. Misconduct • Students must at all times give an A student shall be guilty of misconduct honest account of their ability in class should he/she attempt to infringe or tests, examinations or other academic undermine any Regulation, Rule, assignments. The formulation of an Instruction or Code of Conduct of the assignment, whether written, oral or College, and could be subject to the practical must under all circumstances following Disciplinary measures: be the honest work of the student, • A student could be suspended from demonstrating academic and intellectual class attendance for a period of time. integrity by avoiding plagiarism, infringement of copyright and/or • A verbal reprimand and / or a written others’ rights to intellectual property. warning will be issued. Non-conformance to this rule will lead • A student’s parents or guardian shall to disciplinary action. be notified • Policy in respect of dishonesty: Students • Any other suitable educationally are to refrain from any form of dishonesty, justified disciplinary measure could be it lying, cheating, stealing or plagiarism. be taken. Offending students will be reported to the Education Committee, who will hold a formal hearing. If found guilty, the disciplinary measure could include
Prospectus 2019| Cape Town College of Fashion Design | 12 Achievements As evidence of our statement that we are ‘The Ultimate in Fashion Education’ we list the following achievements over the last 3 years: 2017 • Advanced Diploma student selected as finalist in the ongoing local reality television show ‘The Intern by David Tlale’. • CTCFD featured in the 2017 Vogue Italia Talent Issue with 2 graduates selected as ‘180 Emerging Designers to Watch’ globally. • Leading alumnus selected to style and be the face of international brand Trenery’s 2017 resort collection. • Leading alumni selected to create a capsule collection for Woolworths’ Style by SA collection. • Leading alumnus presented designs at the international seminar for WGSN’s (World Global Style Network) Spring/Summer 2018 trend forecast. • 3 nominees and 1 overall winner of the Bokeh International Fashion Film Festival Emerging Creative Talent Award. • Leading Alumnus named winner in the PPC Imaginarium Awards 2017. 2016 • 1 graduate selected as a finalist in the AFI Fastrack competition, showcasing her graduate collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg. • 3 students selected as finalists with 2 overall winners of the Foschini Design Awards 2016. • Leading alumni featured in Vogue Portugal. • 7 graduates selected to showcase looks at the CTFC Graduate Designer Show in association with BOKEH Fashion Film Festival. • 3 graduates selected to create short fashion films for the BOKEH Fashion Film Festival as part of the CTFC Graduate Designer Initiative. These 3 graduate films went on to be nominated for awards at the festival. • 8 graduates selected to showcase at the Cape Town Fashion Council Graduate Showcase 2016. 2015 • CTCFD selected to realise National Costume for Miss South Africa Ziphozakhe Zokufa to wear at the Miss Universe pageant. • 2 students selected as semi-finalists, with 1 being selected as a finalist in the AFI Fastrack competition. This student showcased her graduate collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg. • 6 CTCFD students selected as finalists, with 1 student selected as the winner of the SA Wedding & Die Burger Young Designer Award. • CTCFD selected as sole design team, with 3 students ultimately selected as designers for international sustainable brand Rhumaa. These students’ designs went on to be manufactured and sold throughout Europe during Spring/Summer 2015. • 4 students selected as semi-finalists in the Foschini Design Awards 2016.
Contact Person Michele Wallis or Gail Minnaar 7 Delaney Road, Plumstead Cape Town, 7800 T 021 762 6710 C 082 823 4456 P O Box 320, Plumstead, 7801 F 086 515 8062 E firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com @ctcfd www.ctcfd.co.za facebook.com/CTCFD
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