Diploma: Visual Communication

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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.
Requirement: A device (iPad/tablet) and a minimum of 5GB data are required to access training material.
This programme will only be presented at selected registered campuses in 2018/2019.
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)

  • 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 R2500. Request more info from facilitator.

    Also available part time

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

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    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
    • DRW511: Principles of Drawing 1B

    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

    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 CERTIFICATIONS

    adobe certified

    ACA Animate

    *International certifications subject to change

    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 CERTIFICATIONS

    adobe certified

    ACA InDesign
    ACA Premier Pro

    *International certifications subject to change

    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

    • National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent with diploma exemption, 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 & diagnostics assessment at the campus

    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 (pending DHET registration), Pretoria, Stellenbosch)

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    CTU Training Solutions | Updated: June 15th, 2018
    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.