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BA Degree: Graphic Design

SAQA ID: 62760, 360 Credits, NQF 7

Are you passionate about design? Love to create a masterpiece with visual elements? Then our graphic design course is for you. The purpose of the programme is to develop students into competent and employable designers that specialise in print-based communication. The programme emphasises the ability to form, create and rationalise both design and theoretical argument; as well as the ability to implement and critique print-based design processes. The programme further provides a theoretical and practical foundation in print-based communication for further study. Our Focus Greenside Design Center’s graphic design courses are made to produce highly-skilled, innovative and confident designers that can professionally critique and execute any design task.

 

Features and Benefits

  • Learn critical industry required skills plus the industry-standard software suite including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign with a 1-year student license. 

       

  • Get a free Office 365 Education A1 license, valid for the duration of your studies. 

  • HP Latex 115 Large format printer

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  • Showcase of student work at our annual design showcase and annual Date Night where potential industry partners are invited. 

  • Access to local and international student award entries

  • Industry exposure from top industry key players

  • Lecturing staff that are highly qualified professionals in their related fields

  • Printing press

  • Job placement assistance through our industry network and online recruitment portal, exclusively available to The Greenside Design Center.

 

Admission Requirements

   

  • NQF 4 with 50% in English and a Bachelor's pass (Competency in the English language & mathematical literacy)
  • Completed Higher Certificate programme - NQF4. (Greenside Design Center)
 

Hardware Requirements

Please note that you are required to have your own computer for this qualification. GDC, in partnership with Dell and TripleH committed to supplying every student with a Dell laptop to support our DigitalCampus initiative. Available exclusively to GDC students, devices can now be financed with your tuition fees. We provide two models:

 

 

  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, Dell Latitude 3510, i7, 8GB
  • HIGHHigh Spec, Dell Latitude 3510, i7, 16GB

R18 000.00

The foundation for intense graphic and processor heavy tasks.

10th Generation Intel Core i7-10510U (4 Core, 8M cache, base 1.8GHz, to 4.9GHz), 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch, Camera & Microphone, Power Button with Touch Fingerprint Reader, 8GB,1x8GB, DDR4 Non-ECC, DDR4, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, 1Nvidia GeForce MX230 w/2GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory, 4 Cell 53Whr Express Charge Capable Battery, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

R19 500.00

Same foundation, more memory...for those who want to get a little more serious.

10th Generation Intel Core i7-10510U (4 Core, 5.6" FHD WVA (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare Non-Touch, Camera & Microphone, Power Button with Touch Fingerprint Reader, 16GB,2x8GB, DDR4 Non-ECC, 15.6" LCD Display Back Cover, WLAN, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Nvidia GeForce MX230 w/2GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

  • Pricing & Payment Options

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  • Duration

    Full Time 

    • Full Time, Contact Learning (Hybrid), 360 Credits, 3 Years

    * All credits are achieved via your study duration at the institute, studio time and project-based assignments.

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  • Career Options

    • Graphic Designer
    • Logo Designer
    • Print Designer
    • Web Designer
    • Package Designer
    • Advertising Designer
    • Branding Designer
    • Marketing Manager
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What you get

This qualification is designed to provide the student with multiple certificates
and qualifications, both locally and internationally recognised by industry for maximum employability.

 

On completion the student will earn: 

  • NQF level 7 BA Degree In Graphic Design

Additionaly you also get

  • Portfolio of Evidence (worldclass)
  • Access to all Adobe Software
  • Access to All Microsoft software
  • Access to Large-Format Printers
  • Industry exposure by means of guest lectures, live briefs, date night, end-of-year exhibition
  • Competitions: Loeries, Pendoring, GoldPack, Adobe Achievers, PPC Imaginarium, ISTD, Bio-Challenge
  • International exposure by means of possible student exchanges, International Verifiers and Board members of Cumulus PADI , IFI, Ico-D (See accreditations page)

 

Our Learning Methods

Our learning methods is a technology mediated delivery model, focused on flexibility, accessibility, and academic support to provide the ultimate learning experience without compromising teaching time and quality.

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#AnywhereAnytime

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Full Time, Contact
(Hybrid) Learning

A modern twist on traditional face-to-face, full-time learning. Our contact classes are delivered via Hybrid learning, providing students with the flexibility to attend on campus, virtually, or both.

Full Time, Online
Learning

Extending our reach with online only, full time learning. Our progressive technology platform and people-supported academic journey giving students access to our classes from anywhere in the world.

Part Time, Flexi Online
Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provide you with the flexibility to manger your own schedule and pace of learning. Sessions are conducted after hours on selected weekdays, and on alternate Saturdays.

First Year:

  • Principles and Theory of Design I
  • Communications I
  • Technology and Professional Practice I
  • Critical Studies I

 


 

Second Year:

  • Principles and Theory of Design II 
  • Communications II   
  • Technology and Professional Practice II  
  • Critical Studies II 

 


 

Third Year (Exit Level):

  • Principles and Theory of Design III 
  • Communications III   
  • Technology and Professional Practice III  
  • Critical Studies III 

 

  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 31 January 2022
    07 February 2022
    Full Time, Contact

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