CAPE TOWN CAMPUS
Apart from an open-air event deck and indoor student centre, the institute also offers a 109-seat auditorium with state-of-the-art technical equipment that has been used for press conferences, media briefings, intimate lectures and small movie theatre experiences. There are also several well-equipped pattern, production and design studios, in addition to a well-stocked library/research centre, modern meeting rooms and Mac Lab.
EXPLORE THE CAMPUS
The FEDISA campus at 81 Church Street, Cape Town, South Africa offers an amazing array of excellent facilities, some of which are available for hire.
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FEDISA EVENT DECK
The FEDISA Event Deck and Urban Park is the summer hangout for FEDISA students, where several in-house fashion shows and events are hosted during the academic year.
The FEDISA Event Deck and Urban Park can also accommodate up to 600 people in various configurations. Sporting lawns, fountains and a reflection pond, the elevated deck offers exceptional views across the city.
The 45-seater iMac lab offers a 63inch LCD training screen (on which the presenter’s screen can be cloned).
Here FEDISA students access the latest Adobe Creative Suite computer aided design technology as they become proficient in the various graphic and design packages on offer. Each station is also equipped with a full WGSN trend research license.The iMac Lab at FEDISA is also an ideal venue for corporate computer training.
There is a broad array of bright and airy workspaces for FEDISA students to develop their fashion knowledge and skills on campus.
Each studio is named after a leading fashion capital of the world and equipped according to its specific use, whether it is for pattern drafting, production technology or design. There are also free workspaces for students wishing to develop their skills independently before, between or after formal studio sessions.
The ORMS photographic studio was build on campus in assosiation with ORMS, allowing students access to state-of-the-art photographic equipment, including lighting and an array of interchangeable backdrops.
Students use the studio for various assignments making use of their smart phones, as well as FEDISA's in-house photographer capturingdifferent garments created throughout their FEDISA studies.
Global fashion retailer TFG, has partnered with FEDISA to create a technology lab for aspiring fashion professionals. The technology lab can accommodate 50 students at a time and gives FEDISA students access to some of the most modern production machinery available today.
FEDISA is a leading contributor to the global fashion industry, and believes access to technology is vital in grooming future fashion professionals.
Senta Morley, Group Director of Human Resources at TFG agrees: “FEDISA graduates are highly regarded in the industry and training students on the latest technology will open up more opportunities for them after graduation.”
The Elizabeth Retief Research Centre and Library offers FEDISA students a broad range of subject specific journals, books and DVDs to support their academic development.
There are also several iMac computers for internet research and full colour high resolution scanning and printing available in the library. It is a great space for students to relax or work in the quiet, yet comfortable surroundings of this modern, glass-walled space on the upper level of the campus.
The 109-seat state-of-the-art Barcelona Auditorium offers FEDISA students the opportunity to engage in their studies in a technologically advanced, interactive teaching and learning environment.
With full surround sound and a large projection screen this is the ideal venue to be immersed in the visually rich world of fashion through a wide variety of lectures, presentations and movie screenings.
FEDISA aims to ensure students remain on campus for the duration of there studies by supplying an array of facilities on campus. GEAR allows students easy access to a variety of tools needed throughout their studies.
From calico, thread and needles to scissors, markers and other art supplies, GEAR supplies an affordable alternative for students whenever they need a quick top up of their supplies.
The FEDISA/Concepts Student Centre is the daily meeting place for all FEDISA students. Concepts is also home to the interactive visual merchandising stage.
The FEDISA/Concepts Student Centre is also a chic venue for small, catered gatherings. The full kitchen facilities make it an ideal space to host book-launch breakfasts, small informal presentations and parties.
CAPE TOWN STUDENT ACCOMMODATION
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.