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Graphic Design

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The purpose of this qualification is to provide a foundation for a variety of design-orientated fields, in that the student gains competencies in the generic processes of various design specialisations. Graphic designers work with images, text and media. They utilize advanced technology to create visual and multimedia presentations. Multimedia designers integrate audio, animation, graphics and video into presentations for CDs, DVDs, television programmes and websites.


After completing Graphic Design I, enrol for Graphic Design II.
Presented at all campuses.
Please request a FREE quote and latest programme breakdown from your nearest campus, student advisor or course consultant.
Included in the fees:
  • Access to books on Safari
  • International exams (does not include rewrites)

  • Requirement: A device (iPad/tablet) and a minimum of 5GB data are required to access training material.

    Optional: Should you prefer to use or purchase your own PC for studies at home or laptop for studies at the campus, click on the PC Requirements button below.

    Compulsory Adobe CC student yearly subscription available for an estimated R2800. Request more info from facilitator.

2 Study options available

Full Time

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


Part Time

Are you a working individual and do not have the time to study full time? This option is perfect for you!


Year 1

Graphic Design I


  • DES411: Design 1A
  • BCP411: Basic Computing
  • GCP411: Graphic Computing 1A (Adobe Illustrator)
  • GFD411: Fundamentals A
  • DRW411: Drawing Techniques
  • DES412: Design 1B
  • GCP412: Graphic Computing 1 B (Adobe Photoshop)
  • GFD412: Fundamentals B
  • DRW412: Drawing Techniques (Illustrative)


FET Certificate: Design Foundation (SAQA ID: 49127, NQF Level 4, 141 Credits
Certificate issued by MICT SETA


adobe certified

ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) Photoshop CC
ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) Illustrator CC

On completion of international exams:
Adobe Certified Associate: Photoshop
Adobe Certified Associate: Illustrator


  • National Senior Certificate (Grade 12), including an achievement rating of at least 3 (40-49%) in Communication
  • Portfolio: 5 piece medium of creative works to be presented on application
  • Application form & diagnostics assessment at the campus

Year 2

Graphic Design II


  • DES521: Design 2A
  • GCP521: Graphic Computing 2A (WordPress)
  • MGP521: Motion Graphics (Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro)
  • PFP521: Publishing for Print (Adobe InDesign)
  • DES522: Design 2B
  • GCP522: Graphic Computing 2B (Adobe Animate)
  • DMG522: Design Management


National Certificate: Design Techniques (SAQA ID: 60509/90721, NQF Level 5, 121 Credits)
Certificate issued by MICT SETA


adobe certified

ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) inDesign CC
ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) Animate CC

*On completion of international exams:
Adobe Certified Associate: InDesign
Adobe Certified Associate: Animate


  • FET Certificate: Design Foundation (SAQA ID: 49127, NQF Level 4, 141 Credits)

More about Adobe

It can be difficult to get ahead in today’s market.

Becoming Adobe certified gives you a powerful way to communicate your skills to the world. Whether you are a consultant, instructor, job seeker or employee. Adobe certifications is a strong validation of your knowledge.

As an individual, an Adobe Certified credential allows you to:

  • Leverage the power of the Adobe brand and resources
  • Differentiate yourself from competitors
  • Get your CV noticed
  • Get the inside track on Adobe’s latest offerings

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CTU Training Solutions | Updated: May 23rd, 2019
Terms & Conditions: The content of this page is subject to change without notification due to market trends in the industry, legislation and/or programme version updates. Refer to website for the latest version of the prospectus. The CTU Career Campus, a division of CTU Training Solutions (PTY) Ltd, reserves the right to change the programme content without prior notice. Additional international exams may be written but are not included in the programme fee. Minimum student (capacity) group sizes will fall into the Virtual Instructor-Led programme commencing in the months of February & July of each year.

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