This year CTCFD sees a number of additions and updates to its short courses, with the inclusion of a variety of new courses, exciting exclusive industry partnerships and inspiring updates to existing courses. CTCFD will also, for the first time, be offering a number of their short courses at their sister campus in Observatory.

Industry Partnerships
CTCFD has partnered with internationally leading industry experts in the fields of make-up, styling and modelling to bring a number of courses exclusively to CTCFD students which will be offered in both Observatory and the Southern Suburbs. 
The first exciting new course is facilitated by internationally acclaimed make-up guru Carl Isaacs, whose career has spanned more than three decades with hundreds of local and international campaigns under his belt. This 20 week MAKE-UP ARTISTRY course has been developed as a result of the growing make-up industry in South Africa, and prepares students for a full time career in the industry. This course, which supplies the student with a full professional make-up kit, offers the fundamentals of make-up artistry, moving into the different areas a student could work: Bridal, Runway, Beauty and Male Grooming among others. Carl will also offer a 1 week MAKE-UP MASTERCLASS which is aimed at students who have completed prior learning and are potentially working in the industry looking to refine their craft. This advanced course will include make-up for ethnic skin, make-up for television, high definition make-up as well as a discussion regarding the latest products and trends in the industry.      
Internationally acclaimed stylist Brittany Penebre, whose extensive client list includes the likes of Nicole Kidman and who has worked in all areas of fashion styling, will facilitate two incredible short courses. The first, an INTRODUCTION TO STYLING, introduces the fundamentals to a student looking to begin a career in the styling industry. The course looks at the different areas of styling, and assists the student in understanding the different roles of a stylist, interpreting a stylist’s brief, as well as how to put together a stylist kit. The 5 week STYLING MASTERCLASS has been designed for students who have completed their introduction to styling, and potentially are current members of the styling industry. This course looks in detail at the three main roles of a stylist: in photo shoot styling, in styling for a brand, and working as a personal or celebrity stylist.  
Locally recognised show producer Devon Anderson of DA Concept has worked in the fashion industry for 10 years. Devon will be facilitating an exciting 8 week MODEL TRAINING ACADEMY, where he will be share his knowledge and extensive experience in castings, booking models, ramp coaching, choreography and fashion show production. This course is designed to teach the students the basic skills needed within the professional modelling industry. From posing for camera to runway walking, Devon will cover poise, expression and confidence to prepare the student to present their best at castings and auditions.     
To successfully complete these courses, students from the three courses (Make-up Artistry, Introduction to Styling and Model Training Academy) will be grouped together and, with the assistance of a photographer, will create exciting and inspiring shoots for their individual portfolios. 
New Short Courses
As a result of ongoing feedback from short course students and continuous research, CTCFD will be offering three new short courses this year. These courses are ideal for students looking to expand their knowledge in a variety of specialized areas for their own business, or in their fashion related career.
The first short course offers students who have completed their garment technology foundation principles course insight into the SPECIALIZED PRINCIPLES IN LINGERIE. This course introduces students to lingerie pattern techniques for various styles including bras, corsets and knickers as well as adapting basic blocks into these styles. Through the design-to-make process, students will discover how to design retail relevant lingerie and look at a variety of lingerie styles and shapes. Students will also be guided through the basic construction of standard lingerie styles.   
Another exciting short course available to those students who have completed their garment technology foundation principles course is the SPECIALIZED PRINCIPLES IN CHILDREN’S WEAR. The 10 week courses introduces students to the challenges faced when creating patterns and constructing children’s wear, looking specifically at the varying proportions from babywear to toddlers, children to preteens. This design-to-make short course looks at how to design for children, at child friendly textiles, and at child friendly closures and fastenings. 
CTCFD’s final change is with the highly popular Fashion Design short course. This new course offers the student the ability to DESIGN TO MAKE IT IN FASHION DESIGN, where students will work through the design cycle from a point of inspiration through to a finished garment. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of fashion illustration, and will be offered a point of inspiration from where they will design a garment. With their knowledge and the construction skills they will learn through the course, students will bring their designs to life. This vital knowledge of the design cycle is perfect for anyone looking to pursue a career in any part of the fashion industry.
For More Information
If you would like more information regarding any of CTCFD’s short courses, or you would like to register for a short course, please contact Gail on (021) 762 6710, or email her on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Alternatively, visit CTCFD’s website on www.ctcfd.co.za or follow them on social media: @CTCFD. 
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