VUT Graphic Design

VUT Graphic Design, Meaningful multi-media and graphic design elements enhance teaching and learning material and add visual value to the blended learning experience.

Graphic Design

Faculty of Human Sciences

Department: Visual Arts and Design

Diploma: Graphic Design

B Tech: Graphic Design

Advance Diploma: Graphic Design

  1. Admission Requirements: NSCA
Compulsory subjectsAdditional Admission Requirement: 
Graphic Design qualification candidates will have to complete assessment test:
-Personal interview-Submission of portfolio
-Drawing ability and design skills and general ability to communicate on visual level
-M Score of 23 points or higher life orientation excluded
Other Language4
Mathematical Literacy4 or
Any other 4 subjects totaling (min. of 3 each subject)12
Recommended subjects:Art, Design, History, Computer Application Technology, Science.
Matric certificate must indicate admission to Diploma/B-degree

1.1 Requirements: SC

A minimum rating of E (40-49%) for HG and D (50-59%) for SG subjects. English and Mathematics are compulsory. A total of 24 on the Swedish scale is required.

1.2 Requirements: N3-N6

A completed N6 related /appropriate qualification in the field of study. Exemption may be awarded for equivalent subjects scored (50-59%) with a 60% similarity in content.

1.3 Requirements: NACSA/NCV (4)

To register and complete the Foundation programme in the specific discipline with VUT, subject to the admission requirements for the Foundation programme for this specific discipline.

  • Requirements: International

All international qualifications will be evaluated by the International Office based on the Swedish scale and SAQA

1.5Requirements: Transfers

Applications from students to transfer from other institutions will be dealt with in terms of the Recognition of Prior Learning and Continuation of Studies policies of VUT.

Admission requirements for BTech: 60% average for the complete ND in the related field of study.

Admission requirements for Advanced Diploma: 60% average for major subjects excluding WIL (level 1-3) subjects of a completed ND/Diploma

What does a Graphic and Multimedia Designer do?

The Graphic Designer contributes greatly to the visual environment by designing posters, signs, publications, adverts, packaging, media content and corporate identities, these are created through the use of computer graphics and various electronic and other media skills. The role of the Graphic Designer is constantly expanding as communication becomes more important in our technology-driven society. The Graphic Designer is seen as an initiator of creative ideas for the promotion and selling of services and products. A designer is required to combine a command of new technologies and visual language with an entrepreneurial attitude.

3. Career Opportunities

Advertising Agencies, Design Studios, Illustrators, DTP, Computer Graphic Animators, Photographic Manipulation, Editorial Design, Communication Design, Web Page Design and Interactive Design, Package Designers.

4. Enquiries

Enquiries may be addressed to:

The Head of Department

Visual Arts and Design

Vaal University of Technology, Private Bag X021 VANDERBIJLPARK 1900 Tel: (016) 950-9174 Fax: (016) 950-9895 e-mail: