Diploma in Media and Graphic Design

Add colour to your career with the Diploma in Media and Graphic Design

Why this course is perfect for you?

Digital culture is a way of life and is integrated into everything that we do. This provides a huge platform for career opportunities for creative people.  If you’re a talented creative with a strong interest in design, then the Diploma in Media and Graphic Design is for you.

New technologies for graphic design are emerging all the time and this diploma focuses on these advances, providing future illustrators like you with the theory and practical know-how needed to succeed in this dynamic world. Explore engaging modules like Design and Drawing Techniques, Principles of Marketing, Media Law and many more.

Become a skilled practitioner and engage, entertain and inform using your specialised and unique visual communication skills.

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 Diploma in Media and Graphic Design 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.

Requirements:

  • A Grade 12 Certificate with admission to diploma studies
  • An achievement rating of 3 (40% - 49%) in 4 recognised 20 credit bearing subjects
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
  • English at grade 12/NQF level 4 or equivalent
  • Age Exemption (23 years or older):
    • At least five years post-secondary school experience in the field in which the student wants to study and
    • Proof of English language proficiency and
    • National Senior Certificate or equivalent
  • Mature age applicants, 45 years and older without a school leaving qualification, may apply for conditional exemption.
  • Foreign Students whose first language is not English, may be required to provide proof of proficiency in English prior to admission to the programme

Time you will spend on the course

The programme duration is 3 years on a full-time basis, or 4 years on a part-time basis. Tuition is face to face and is scheduled per campus. Programmes are offered during the week on a full-time and part-time basis. Part-time tuition is scheduled as per the stipulated planner. 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 diploma.

YEAR 1:  SEMESTER MODULES

*Indicates subjects that need to be completed in the sequence stipulated.

Semester 1
Media & Graphic Design 1A*
Design and Drawing Techniques 1A*
End-User Computing**
Business Communication
  Semester 2
Media & Graphic Design 1B*
Design and Drawing Techniques 1B*
Media and Graphic Design History
Animation Techniques

** You have an opportunity to complete the EUC entrance exam. If you pass, you will be awarded credits and will not be required to attend classes for this module.​

YEAR 2:  SEMESTER MODULES

Semester 1
Media & Graphic Design 2A*
Design and Drawing Techniques 2A*
Principles of Marketing
  Semester 2
Media & Graphic Design 2B*
Design and Drawing Techniques 2B*
Professional Practice
Media Law

YEAR 3:  SEMESTER MODULES

Semester 1
Media & Graphic Design 3A*
Design and Drawing Techniques 3A*
Critical Studies
  Semester 2
Media & Graphic Design 3B*
Design and Drawing Techniques 3B*
Work Integrated Learning**

***Note that it is compulsory for all students to complete 120 hours of WIL in the workplace. 

Click here for quick access to the fact sheet for more info.

Materials to stay ahead

A list of prescribed text books will be made available at the start of the course. You will also receive an electronic version (e-guide) of this course. Textbooks are excluded from the course fee. 

Careers you’d be great at

  • Graphic Designer
  • Digital Illustrator
  • Art Director
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Web Developer

The strength in your qualification

Full-Time and Part-Time I SAQA ID: 84946 I NQF Level: 6 I Credits: 370 I Course Type: National Qualification


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How much will it cost you?

First Year Course Fee
R36717
Registration
R1000
Deposit
R4500
Debit Order (3 months)
R11598
Debit Order (6 months)
R6175
Debit Order (10 months)
R{instalment_10}
First Year Course Fee
R36717
Registration
R1000
Deposit
R6000
Debit Order (3 months)
R11058
Debit Order (6 months)
R5888
Debit Order (10 months)
R{instalment_10}
First Year Course Fee
R36717
Registration
R1000
Deposit
R6000
Debit Order (3 months)
R11058
Debit Order (6 months)
R5888
Debit Order (10 months)
R{instalment_10}
First Year Course Fee
R36717
Registration
R1000
Deposit
R6000
Debit Order (3 months)
R11058
Debit Order (6 months)
R5888
Debit Order (10 months)
R{instalment_10}
First Year Course Fee
R36717
Registration
R1000
Deposit
R6000
Debit Order (3 months)
R11058
Debit Order (6 months)
R5888
Debit Order (10 months)
R{instalment_10}
First Year Course Fee
R36717
Registration
R1000
Deposit
R6000
Debit Order (3 months)
R11058
Debit Order (6 months)
R5888
Debit Order (10 months)
R{instalment_10}
First Year Course Fee
R36717
Registration
R1000
Deposit
R6000
Debit Order (3 months)
R11058
Debit Order (6 months)
R5888
Debit Order (10 months)
R{instalment_10}
First Year Course Fee
R36717
Registration
R1000
Deposit
R6000
Debit Order (3 months)
R11058
Debit Order (6 months)
R5888
Debit Order (10 months)
R{instalment_10}
First Year Course Fee
R36717
Registration
R1000
Deposit
R6000
Debit Order (3 months)
R11058
Debit Order (6 months)
R5888
Debit Order (10 months)
R{instalment_10}
First Year Course Fee
R36717
Registration
R1000
Deposit
R6000
Debit Order (3 months)
R11058
Debit Order (6 months)
R5888
Debit Order (10 months)
R{instalment_10}
First Year Course Fee
R36717
Registration
R1000
Deposit
R4500
Debit Order (3 months)
R11598
Debit Order (6 months)
R6175
Debit Order (10 months)
R{instalment_10}
First Year Course Fee
R36717
Registration
R1000
Deposit
R4500
Debit Order (3 months)
R11598
Debit Order (6 months)
R6175
Debit Order (10 months)
R{instalment_10}
First Year Course Fee
R36717
Registration
R1000
Deposit
R4500
Debit Order (3 months)
R11598
Debit Order (6 months)
R6175
Debit Order (10 months)
R{instalment_10}
First Year Course Fee
R36717
Registration
R1000
Deposit
R4500
Debit Order (3 months)
R11598
Debit Order (6 months)
R6175
Debit Order (10 months)
R{instalment_10}
First Year Course Fee
R36717
Registration
R1000
Deposit
R6000
Debit Order (3 months)
R11058
Debit Order (6 months)
R5888
Debit Order (10 months)
R{instalment_10}
First Year Course Fee
R36717
Registration
R1000
Deposit
R4500
Debit Order (3 months)
R11598
Debit Order (6 months)
R6175
Debit Order (10 months)
R{instalment_10}
First Year Course Fee
R36717
Registration
R1000
Deposit
R4500
Debit Order (3 months)
R11598
Debit Order (6 months)
R6175
Debit Order (10 months)
R{instalment_10}

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