TUT Graphic Design
TUT Graphic Design, National Senior Certificate with an endorsement of a bachelor’s degree or a diploma, or an equivalent qualification, with an achievement level of at least 4 for English (home language or first additional language).
To be considered for this qualification, applicants must have an Admission Points Score (APS) of at least 19.
Subjects minimum performance level/score Specifically required subjects: English (first or second language) 4 Additional subjects: Any five other subjects (excluding Life Orientation) with a final score of 15. TOTAL 19
Applicants with a score of 19+will be invited to submit a portfolio. The top 100 performers will be invited for an informal discussion with the lecturers and a demonstration. The portfolio will contribute 60%, and the informal discussion and demonstration will contribute 40% towards the final admission score.
Advice to prospective students
Prospective students should please note that selection for programmes presented at the Faculty of the Arts will be possible only after the successful completion of the relevant evaluation process. Please apply well in advance – from as early as June, but no later than 15 August.
COMMUNICATION DESIGN I
Basic methods of conceptualisation, visualisation and presentation of introductory assignments in graphic design and advertising with the emphasis on visual, problem-solving content.
DESIGN TECHNIQUES I
An introduction to the basic techniques, processes and materials that are necessary to produce communication concepts.
GRAPHIC DESIGN DRAWING I
Basic creative methods and a study of a wide range of drawn images in various mediums, using observation and imagination, to build a visual vocabulary as source material for communication design.
HISTORY OF ART AND DESIGN I
Students will be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of comprehension of broad art-historical principles. They will gain an understanding of the development of art concepts, the critical explication and analysis of works of art, and the relationship between the broad issues of art theory and studio practice.
PROFESSIONAL GRAPHIC DESIGN PRACTICE I
Introduction to verbal, written, electronic and other communication methods. Business concepts.
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COURSES ON OFFER
Three years of day classes.
Intake for the qualification
Visual communication designer in design and advertising agencies, publishing industry and newspapers, packaging industry, repro and printing concerns, corporations, government departments – anywhere that design, printing and promotion are needed.
The department has close contact with industry to ensure that students keep up with the fast moving trends in the expanding job market, namely advertising,design,publishing,packaging and printing. After graduating, our designers are much sought-after and have found employment as far afield as Europe, America and Australasia, where they have competed very successfully within their discipline.
The prospective student should have an interest in and understanding of the design industry. He or she should be able to produce creative work under pressure, work long hours and keep to a tight schedule and deadlines.
Estimated cost (first year)
National Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree in Technology, Master’s Degree in Technology, Doctorate in Technology.
Communication Design I
Design Techniques I
Graphic Design Drawing I
History of Art and Design I
Professional Graphic Design Practice I