7 reasons to attend the Creative Academy open day
On open day, visitors can explore the Creative Academy campus, meet staff and students, and really get to know our way of doing things. Everyone is invited!
The Creative Academy open day is your chance to get an inside look at what we do. Both learners and their parents are invited to come along. In fact, you’re welcome to bring other family members and friends too. There is no need to register ahead of time, simply turn up – but bear in mind that our guided tours start at set times (10:00 and 11:30).
Our next open day is on 11 January 2020 (10:00 to 13:00). Here’s what you can expect:
1. Get a goody bag
Every learner that signs in for the guided tour receives a bag full of goodies to get the creative juices flowing: Creative Academy posters, sticker, pencil, sketch pad and chocolate (essential!). Your goody bag also contains information on our courses and the school structure.
During the info session, Creative Academy lecturers give an overview of the school’s degree offering.
2. Take part in an info session
The tour kicks off with video presentations that give an overview of the Creative Academy and our four specialisations: communication design, interaction design, motion design and contemporary art. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to pose your burning questions. Wondering how much practical work the course entails? Want to know if you can still apply if you don’t have art for matric? Now’s your chance to get those questions answered.
3. Take a campus tour
Our location in a converted silo is like no other: where once baked goods were produced, now exciting new things are made – from book covers and websites to animated apps and works of art. On the guided tour you will get a look at our custom facilities, which include various studios, artist workshops, a library and a student chill zone. The tour offers a behind-the-scenes peek into the illustration and photography studios.
As part of the guided tour on open day, you will get to see our working spaces and have a chance to talk to current students.
4. Meet the lecturers
Find out what your future mentors are like and quiz them about their specialisation. After the campus walkabout, there’s time to chat to the lecturers, who will be waiting for you in their own studios. If you’re unsure whether a specific course is for you, talk to the lecturer about the ins and outs of the course work and what it is like working in the field.
5. See student work
All along the walls of our studios and open spaces you’ll find current student work on display. There’s no better way to gauge the range of skills and techniques developed, and to decide if you can see yourself doing something similar.
On open day you will have the chance to see actual student work – a dose of inspiration for anyone who is creative.
6. Meet some students
Want to get the lowdown on what life at the Creative Academy is like? On open day you’ll have the chance to speak to current students and get their take on what makes this a great place to study.
7. Explore the environment
Woodstock is Cape Town’s creative hub and our campus lies at the heart of the action. On Saturdays the Old Biscuit Mill plays host to the buzzing Neighbourgoods Market, where you can grab a delectable bite to eat after the tour. Within walking distance are several more eateries and shops that sell custom-made goods, so make a day of it and see all the sights.
Good to know
- Guided tours start at 10:00 and 11:30. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes late will have to wait for the next tour.
- Parking can be hard to come by on a Saturday. You may find it more convenient to take an Uber to and from the Old Biscuit Mill. Alternatively, Route 261 of the MyCiTi bus stops outside the Old Biscuit Mill.
- Not available to attend open day? Schedule a visit.
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