AFDA alumni and AFDA Cape Town Head of Costume, Make up and Styling, Michael Ivy, holds a MAFA (AFDA) in CMS and BA Honours (AFDA) in CMS. Michael joined AFDA 12 years ago and performs a variety of roles at AFDA Cape Town. From Head of the Art Department, Head of Costume, Make-up & Styling to Head of third year class control. He is currently in the process of reading for his PhD degree that is focussed on the existential, phenomenological ontology of the being in translation. As a senior lecturer, Michael is experienced in both the academic and in-practice approach and extremely well equipped in working with conceptual, perceptual and concrete phases of product and service development in film, television, fashion, beauty, photographic styling, identity styling and character styling. He is also a consummate designer in his own right, with 20 years experience both internationally and nationally in working with leading international fashion brands such as ELLE, Marie Claire, Levi Strauss, Absolut Vodka, Magnum and Moët & Chandon.