Diploma: Visual Communication (2019)
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Diploma In Visual Communication




Visual communication (also referred to as graphic design) implies the development of design solutions to persuade, entertain, inform, and educate an observing audience regarding products, services and ideas. The field of visual communication encompasses the development of corporate identity, packaging design, editorial design, promotional campaigns, interactive media and web design.

The purpose of this qualification is to:

  • Learn to develop innovative and appropriate design solutions
  • Foster the effective communication of ideas
  • Advance students’ technical skill in the execution of design solutions
  • Supply students with a theoretical knowledge that underpins practical execution

Text Books:

Access to text books on O’Reilly Online Learning is included in the fees. Additional text books that need to be purchased: Year 1, 2nd semester: Cant. M. 2009. Marketing: An Introduction. Juta: Cape Town. Year 2, 2nd semester: Koekemoer, L. (2014). Advertising and Sales Promotion. Cape Town: Juta.

Requirements:

A laptop* and a minimum of 20 GB data per month (uncapped recommended) are required to access training material.

Compulsory Adobe CC student yearly subscription for an estimated R3000. Request more information from your campus.

Optional Resources

A digital drawing tablet with stylus is recommended.

Career Fields:

Students can be employed in the following career fields: Graphic Design; Advertising Agencies


* Please refer to Bring Your Own Device document for device specifications.

Presented at Bloemfontein; Boksburg; Polokwane; Potchefstroom; Pretoria; Stellenbosch

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2 Study options available

Full Time

1-3 year tertiary education programmes for school leavers. National qualifications & international certifications.

FULL TIME, DAY CLASSES,
MONDAY - FRIDAYS

Part Time

Are you a working individual and do not have the time to study full time? This option is perfect for you!
*Only runs in VILT (Virtual Instructor Led Training)

2 EVENINGS P/WEEK
& SATURDAYS

YEAR 1

MODULES

  • DPR511: Design Practice 1A
  • DRW511: Principles of Drawing 1A
  • ENG511: English Communication
  • DPO511: Design Programmes 1A
  • DPO512: Design Programmes 1B
  • AHI512: Art History 1
  • PMA512: Principles of Marketing 1
  • DPR512: Design Practice 1B
  • DRW512: Principles of Drawing 1B

NATIONAL QUALIFICATION

  • National qualification only obtainable upon completion of the 3rd year.

INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Adobe Certified Associate in Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Certified Associate in Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent with diploma exemption. Mathematics is a recommendation. Communication Skills at NQF Level 4. Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3. RPL option available.

YEAR 2

MODULES

  • DPR621: Design Practice 2A
  • DPO621: Design Programmes 2A
  • AHI621: Art History 2
  • DPR622: Design Practice 2B
  • DPO622: Design Programmes 2B
  • PMA622: Principles of Marketing 2
  • PPH622: Principles of Photography

NATIONAL QUALIFICATION

  • National qualification only obtainable upon completion of the 3rd year.

INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Adobe Certified Associate in Print & digital media publication using Adobe InDesign

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent with diploma exemption. Mathematics is a recommendation. Communication Skills at NQF Level 4. Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3. RPL option available.

YEAR 3

MODULES

  • DPR731: Design Practice 3A
  • AHI631: Art History 3A
  • DPO631: Design Programmes 3A
  • DPR732: Design Practice 3B
  • DPO632: Design Programmes 3B
  • PPR732: Professional Practice

NATIONAL QUALIFICATION

  • Diploma in Visual Communication (SAQA ID: 94158, NQF 6, 360 Credits)

INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Adobe Certified Associate in Digital video using Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Certified Associate in Adobe Certified Associate in Visual effects & motion graphics using Adobe After Effects

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent with diploma exemption. Mathematics is a recommendation. Communication Skills at NQF Level 4. Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4. Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3. RPL option available.

CTU Training Solutions (PTY) Ltd (selected registered campuses) is also provisionally registered as a private higher education institution in terms of section 54(3) of the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Act No 101 of 1997), and Regulation 14(4)(b) of the Regulations for the Registration of Private Higher Education Institutions, 2016. (No 2014/HE07/004). (Registered campuses: Bloemfontein, Boksburg, Polokwane, Potchefstroom , Pretoria, Stellenbosch)

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