START YOUR FASHION
JOURNEY RIGHT NOW
FEDISA has proven that the days of fashion schools training glorified seamstresses are over. The modern fashion institute must prepare its graduates for the enormous diversity of career opportunities that are available in today’s dynamic world of fashion. Herein FEDISA has been shown to be remarkably successful as the list of FEDISA graduates in the global industry keeps growing.
A SUCCESS STORY FOR EVERYONE
FEDISA was created to deliver more than seamstresses and pattern-makers to the world of fashion. FEDISA graduates can today be found in an astounding array of careers across the globe. These range from working for Marchessa and Diane von Furstenburg in New York to Christopher Kane in London and Haikure in Milan.
There are designers and buyers, editors and stylists, visual merchandisers, fashion technologists, and costume archivists. The list of local and international employment opportunities simply keeps growing for these talented and committed graduates. FEDISA has also significantly contributed to exporting some amazing talent into the African continent, with Temitope Williams – FEDISA Graduate 2009 launching her own teaching academy in Lagos, Nigeria recently.
The student cohort is fully represented across racial, gender, language, social, cultural and economic demographics.
FEDISA has welcomed
students from over 35 countries and counting.
FEDISA offers students a state of the art Photography studio in collaboration with ORMS.
FEDISA was the first fully accredited fashion institution to offer a Bachelors degree in fashion in the Western Cape.
AND WE ARE STILL GROWING
Another great success of FEDISA is the large number of students that the institution continues to attract from across South Africa and the rest of the world. To this end FEDISA has developed students from as far afield as the United States of America, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, Slovakia, Jordan, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe and many more.
FEDISA’s unprecedented growth remains premised on the ethos of excellence that continues to permeate all aspects of the institute, from the highly qualified academic staff and world-class educational facilities to the exceptionally diverse programme content and enormous annual Graduate Collection Show. FEDISA graduates are now so highly regarded in industry that final year students are headhunted by all the major players, often before they have graduated.
South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) - Registration of all qualifications currently offered.
Good standing with DHET, CHE, SAQA and South African Revenue Services (SARS).
Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and Council on Higher Education (CHE) - Registration & Accreditation until 31 December 2022
FEDISA Campus located at 81, Church Street, Cape Town, CBD, offering excellent access and exposure.
SENIOR FASHION EDITOR - 'COSMOPOLITAN
& GOOD HOUSE KEEPING'
“FEDISA takes great care in mentoring their students while offering the most relevant fashion courses in our industry. Students are ingrained with a strong work ethic and acquire a trained eye for design and detail, which grooms graduates into a perfect fit for the fast-paced world of fashion.”
ENTERPRISE APPLICATION MANAGER
CAPE UNION MART
“What I love about FEDISA is that while it is an educational institute preparing the students for the workplace of tomorrow, they do this in a forward thinking, dynamic and ambitious way. This inspires industry to rethink how we will welcome and accommodate these bright young stars taking us to the next level.”
FASHION DIRECTOR -
“FEDISA is unlike any other fashion academy in South Africa. The students are groomed to conquer all areas of the fashion industry. FEDISA’s coursework and training is on par with international schools such as Central St Martins and Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).”
While FEDISA does not have its own student residence, national and foreign students at FEDISA can select from a variety of accommodation options, all in relatively close proximity to the FEDISA campus. Click on the link below to explore some of FEDISA's favourite student accommodations.
MEET THE ACADEMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & CHAIR:
ACADEMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL
After 14 years of academic development and oversight of all FEDISA qualifications as Academic Director, Allen Leroux has moved to Chair the FEDISA Academic Advisory Council. He retains the role of CEO of the company...
STEFAN LE ROUX
MEMBER: ACADEMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL
Stefan le Roux graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 2000 and is an admitted Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of England and Wales and has held academic positions at the Universities of South Africa and Stellenbosch...
MEMBER: ACADEMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL
Hannes Geyer is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) and holds the degrees B.Acc and B.Acc (Hons) from the University of the Free State. After completing his articles at international audit firm PwC, Mr Geyer was appointed as...
MEET THE MANAGEMENT TEAM
A founding partner of FEDISA (Pty) Ltd, Mr Bird moved his substantial logistics, administrative and information technology expertise into the Private Higher Education sector at the launch of the institute in 2005. With an Advanced Diploma...
DIRECTOR OF STUDENT
Ms K joined FEDISA in 2007 following an initial career with Woolworths. Her exceptional people skills are perfectly matched to the highly demanding environment of the higher education industry. As Director of Student Affairs, Ms K works closely with the...
ACADEMIC DIRECTOR & HEAD OF DEPARTMENT: VISUAL STUDIES
Ms Avvakoumides is currently the Academic Director designate, a role she will fully assume in January 2019.
She joined the FEDISA team in 2011, taking on the Visual Studies course, after relocating from Gauteng. She received the Top...
MEET THE ACADEMIC STAFF
Following her initial fashion design, tailoring and pattern drafting qualification, Ms Meiring further developed her substantial knowledge of fashion technology and adult education through a 16-year association with both the...
Belinda Berman has been involved in education and training for over 25years. She holds degrees in Business Computing, Administration andManagement from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and has contributed to the FEDISA...
Having graduated with a BA Language and Cultures degree (Cum Laude), as well as an Honours degree in Psychology (Cum Laude) from the University of Stellenbosch, Megan taught English at six different schools in South Korea during 2012...
MEET THE ADMINISTRATION STAFF
MEET THE SUPPORT STAFF
MEET THE MAINTENANCE STAFF
RESIDENT PHOTOGRAPHER/PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO MANAGER (PART-TIME)
Ms Davies began collaborating with FEDISA students in 2014 after graduating from the ORMS Cape Town School of Photography with a distinction, and became the resident photographer at FEDISA at the start of 2015, tasked with shooting portfolio...
BOMVANA ROY ZWENI
Having honed his craft in the maintenance industry through BERCO South Africa, Mr Zweni joined FEDISA at its inception in 2005, working as the institute’s maintenance supervisor. Mr Zweni oversees the team responsible for the maintenance and upkeep...
GENERAL CLEANER & ASSISTANT
Mr Magwashu joined the FEDISA maintenance team at the start of 2012 with FEDISA’s relocation to its new campus. Receiving in-service from Mr Zweni, Moses quickly developed his skills as maintenance and cleaning assistant and is also being...
GROUNDS MAN & GENERAL
Mr Nyama joined the FEDISA Team in 2016. He is responsible for the
maintenance of all the FEDISA fountains and roof gardens. When time allows he also assists with the set up of events and general cleaning and
maintenance around the...