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Higher Certificate: Graphic Design

The Higher Certificate in Graphic Design is designed to develop knowledge and skills required to enter a career in graphic design. The qualification further assists in the development of academic skills empowering graduates to further their education in higher education. The qualification is focused on the development of knowledge and skills in design, drawing and software application that will provide a balanced set of skills required for entry level positions in the graphic design industry. The qualification further assists in the development of students’ academic skills through engagement with theory that underpins the development of practical projects.
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1-3 year tertiary education programmes for school leavers. National qualifications & international certifications.





  • DPR511: Design Programmes 1a
  • DRF511: Drawing Fundamentals
  • ENG511: English Communication
  • GDF511: Graphic Design Fundamentals
  • AHI512: Art History 1
  • DPO512: Design Programmes 1b
  • DRA512: Drawing Application
  • GDA512: Graphic Design Application


  • Higher Certificate in Graphic Design (SAQA ID: 110785, NQF 5, 120


A Grade 12 Certificate with admission to Higher Certificate studies; Age Exemption (23 years or older); English at grade 12/NQF level 4 or equivalent; 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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    CTU Training Solutions | Updated: August 5th, 2020
    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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