Diploma: Visual Communication

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This programme will only be presented at the Pretoria campus in 2017

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 equip students to:

  • Develop innovative and appropriate design solutions.
  • Effectively communicate design ideas.
  • Advance students’ technical skill in the execution of design solutions.
  • Provide students with a theoretical knowledge that underpins practical execution.

CTU Training Solutions (PTY) Ltd is provisionally registered as a private higher education institution in terms of section 53(3) of the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Act Nº 101 of 1997), and Regulation 16(4)(b) of the Regulations for the Registration of Private Higher Education Institutions, 2002. (Nº 2014/HE07/004).

Included in the fees:

  • Access to books on Safari
  • International exams (does not include rewrites)
  • A device and a minimum of 1GB data is required to access training material.

    Should you prefer to use or purchase your own PC for studies, refer to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Adobe CC student yearly subscription available for an estimated R2500. Request more info from facilitator.

    Click here to view the PC Requirements for this course.

    diploma visual communication

    Year 1

    MODULES

    • Art History 1
    • Design Practice 1
    • Design Programs 1
    • English Communication
    • Principles of Drawing
    • Principles of Marketing 1

    NATIONAL QUALIFICATION

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

    INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

    adobe certified

    ACA Illustrator
    ACA Photoshop

    *International certifications subject to change

    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

    • National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent, with a minimum of 30% in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution as certified by Umalusi, coupled with an achievement rating of 3 (Moderate Achievement, 40-49%) or better in four recognised NSC 20-credit subjects.
    • Art portfolio
    • Interview
    • Application form & assessment at the campus

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    Year 2

    MODULES

    • Art History 2
    • Design Practice 2
    • Design Programs 2
    • Principles of Marketing 2
    • Principles of Photography

    NATIONAL QUALIFICATION

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

    INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

    adobe certified

    ACA Dreamweaver
    ACA Flash

    *International certifications subject to change

    Year 3

    MODULES

    • Art History 3
    • Design Practice 3
    • Design Programs 3

    NATIONAL QUALIFICATION

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

    INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

    adobe certified

    ACA InDesign
    ACA Premier Pro

    *International certifications subject to change

    JOB OPPORTUNITIES

    Art Director Graphic Designer Layout Designer Illustrator Web Designer

    (Suggestions only. After completion of the 3rd year of studies.)


    Terms & Conditions: The content of this prospectus 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