Colleges and Universities Offering Diploma in Graphic Design in South Africa

  • Course Name: Diploma in Graphic Design(Graphic Design)
  • Major Subject: Graphic Design
  • Course Category: Diploma Courses

Institutions Offering Diploma in Graphic Design

  •  Rosebank College, Durban  
    Computer-based Graphic Development
    Duration: 3 years

    Tuition fees: R 25,990 per year

    Minimum entry requirement:
    • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Diploma admission- A minimum of 30 % for English coupled with a minimum of 40% for four x 20 credit subjects is required; OR
    • A National Certificate (Vocational) NC(V) with Diploma admission – A minimum of 50 % in English on either First Additional Language or Home Language level AND Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy AND Life Orientation – a minimum of 60% in the three compulsory and 50% in one vocational subjects is required; OR
    • A Senior Certificate (SC) (without endorsement) or equivalent– A minimum of five of the required six subjects must be passed; OR
    • Alternatively, a Higher Certificate (or equivalent) or Advanced Certificate in a cognate field may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to diploma

    Course Overview:
    ​​-Introduction to Personal Computing
    -Desktop Publishing
    -Digital Citizenship
    -Introduction to Conceptual Techniques
    -Business Communication
    -Drawing and Illustration Techniques
    -Business​ Information Systems
    -Visual Communication 1
    -Graphic Development 1
    -Business Practice Entrepreneurship
    -Desktop Publishing
  •  Ruth Prowse School of Art, Cape Town  
    Course Content:

    1ST YEAR
    PRACTICAL
    Design and Advertising (Major)
    36 credits NQF5

    DTP - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
    18 credits NQF5

    Drawing
    12 credits NQF5

    Illustration
    12 credits NQF5

    Printmaking
    12 credits NQF5

    Photography
    12 credits NQF5

    THEORY
    Visual Discourse
    18 credits NQF6

    2ND YEAR
    PRACTICAL
    Design and Advertising (Major)
    36 credits NQF6

    Illustration (Second Major)
    24 credits NQF6

    DTP - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign,
    24 credits NQF6

    Techniques and Reproduction
    12 credits NQF6

    THEORY
    Graphic Design Discourse
    18 credits NQF6

    Professional Practice
    6 credits NQF6

    3RD YEAR
    PRACTICAL
    Design and Advertising (Major)
    39 credits NQF6

    Illustration (Second Major)
    24 credits NQF6

    DTP - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Web Design
    15 credits NQF6

    THEORY
    Extended Essay
    30 credits NQF7

    Professional Practice
    12 credits NQF7
  •  Inscape Education Group , Pretoria  
    Entry requirements

    (i) National Senior Certificate with admission to diploma or SAQA verification, with Art or Design or Higher Certificate in related field.

    (ii) Competent in English at NQF level 4.


    Fees

    (i) Year 1-R75,472

    (ii) Year 2-R69,642

    (iii) Year 3-R69,642


    Program duration: Three years
  •  Johannesburg City College, Johannesburg  
  •  Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark  




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