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Higher Certificate: Graphic Design

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The purpose of this programme is to provide students with the opportunity to explore the field of Graphic Design. The Graphic Design qualification will present students with a number of tasks, including gathering relevant information, preparing layouts, selecting colour schemes, images and type styles, working with copywriters, arranging elements within the design and helping printers. The graphic design certificate is the most basic entry into graphic arts education. Graphic designers visually communicate an appropriate message to the right audience. Graphic arts work can be found in nearly every field and can be linked to publishing, advertising and communications.

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Presented at all campuses.
Included in the fees:
  • International exams
  • ICB registration
Excluded in the fees:
  • Access to books on Safari
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Full Time

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


  • Qualification pending DHET registration, 120 credits.


National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent with a minimum of 30% in the language of learning & teaching (English)

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 15th, 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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