Damelin Media Design and Technology Certificate

Full-Time I Course Type: Damelin Certificate

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Explore the digital world using a skilful combination of text and pictures with a Damelin Media Design and Technology Certificate.

Why this course is perfect for you?

Are you fascinated by the ever-changing world of design; and how technology is used to communicate creatively? Then you would find the Damelin Media Design and Technology Certificate perfect for you.

Media design and technology involves the use of various software applications to develop a design from its conceptual stage through to a final product. This is a form of visual communication using images, space, type and colour. As a graphic designer, you will use a creative combination of words, symbols and images to create a visual representation of messages. From billboards, posters and advertisements to logos and branding, you will be involved in a number of creative products.

With the Damelin Media Design and Technology Certificate you will learn these skills through subjects in Computer Applications Design, Graphic Communication, Design Principals Marketing and many more.

Enhance your ability to communicate visually and create unique designs, and secure a job in a leading design or multimedia company. 

Why study with Damelin?

As soon as you join the Damelin family, you become part of a network of students, lecturers and friends, who will assist and support you during this exciting journey in your life. Our courses are designed to make your learning as comfortable as possible, with facilities that allow you to build your career in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our lecturers will provide all the support and guidance you require, so you leave Damelin with an unforgettable campus experience.

How to get in?

Registering for the Damelin Media Design and Technology Certificate is simple. We have various touch-points for your convenience. Simply call, email, fill in an online enquiry form, or pop into one of our 17 campuses nationwide, where one of our consultants will gladly assist you.


  • Language at NQF Level 3/Grade 11 or equivalent.
  • Mathematics at NQF Level 2/Grade 10 or equivalent

Time you will spend on the course

This is a one-year full time course. A year planner and academic calendar is available at the start of the year with dates and times of classes and campus activities to help you plan your schedule. 

Course content and modules

You will cover these modules during the duration of your certificate.

Computer Applications Design

  • Effective use and application of Photoshop
  • Effective use of CorelDraw and Illustrator

Drawing Techniques

  • Identify and apply elements of drawing  
  • Understanding of the basics concepts of drawing and illustration

Graphic communication

  • Creative process and techniques
  • Factors of design
  • Role of a designer in industry

Design Principles

  • Basic design is used to develop corporate identity
  • Basic typographic and design techniques


  • Marketing environment and trends
  • Applying marketing principles and market research tools


  • Creativity and entrepreneurship
  • South African business environment


  • English 1st language
  • South African 2nd language
  • Mathematical literacy

Workplace Learning

This programme includes a compulsory Workplace Learning component. Workplace Learning provides important opportunities for professional and personal growth. It addresses specific competencies identified for the acquisition of the qualification, which relates to the development of skills that will make the learner employable and will assist in developing his/her personal skills.

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Careers you’d be great at

  • Graphic Designer
  • Animator
  • Illustrator
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Advertising Agent 

The strength in your qualification

Upon successful completion of the programme, the learner will receive the Damelin Media Design and Technology Certificate 

Take your education to the next degree

Please enquire at the nearest Damelin campus for the prospectus containing post-certificate studies.

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