OUR MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY
It is the mission of the CTCA to develop and sustain a student-centred learning environment as a direct pathway to professional excellence. With a progressive, transdisciplinary vision, the CTCA is dedicated to the development and support of a community of practice that encourages innovation and co-creation. The CTCA aims to develop and sustain an Afrocentric institutional culture and approach to teaching that ensures authenticity and a meaningful impact on the African continent. The CTCA embraces an ethos that cultivates young, creative professionals to uphold and protect the integrity and sustainability of the creative industry.
CODE OF ETHICS
The CTCA is committed to a code of ethics that is based on accountability and responsibility, respect and the principles of equality and non-discrimination, and therefore does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, or HIV/Aids status in the administration of its educational or employment policies.
The CTCA prepares learners to become leaders in the creative industry – both locally and abroad – in a wide spectrum of creative careers.
LEGAL STATUS & ACCREDITATION
The Cape Town Creative Academy (Pty) Ltd is a privately owned company (Company Registration No: 2011/119961/07).
All three-year degree programmes offered by the Cape Town Creative Academy (Pty) Ltd are accredited by the Council on Higher Education and registered on the National Qualifications Framework on level 7 by the South African Qualifications Authority. The Cape Town Creative Academy is provisionally registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training: Certificate No 2014/HE07/009.
AN INDUSTRY-GUIDED APPROACH
The CTCA’s team of highly experienced educators and design practitioners continually work in close collaboration with industry connections to ensure that our programmes reflect and respond to the latest developments in the Creative Industries. Our programme outcomes are measured in relation to international standards of competence and the constantly changing needs of the job market. A high employment figure for graduates is a priority for the CTCA.
The CTCA delivers transdisciplinary design education, by training students in the creation and production of traditional as well as contemporary media. Close collaboration with the design industry ensures that the CTCA focuses on advanced professional and technological opportunities.
Globally the culture and creativity industries have become an increasing driving force in the international marketplace. Trading in ideas and innovation, the creative economy straddles economic, political, social, cultural and technological issues, not only making a significant impact on society but the economy as a whole. [The Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA). Nov 2014]
The CTCA’s approach includes:
- Master designers training and mentoring students.
- Structured and closely-managed internships.
- Appropriate teaching methodologies in transdisciplinary design to deliver innovative graduates.
- Incorporating Business Management and Entrepreneurial Studies.
- A design education model based on industry involvement.
This school offers programs in: