The Department of Graphic Design

 The Department of Graphic Design

Welcome to the website of the Graphic Design Department of the University of Johannesburg. Use this website to find out more about our Department, the programmes we offer and the research interests of our staff members. You will find information about our facilities, awards and achievements and current lecturers. In addition you will find comprehensive information on the graphic design programmes that we offer, how to apply for the programmes and the fees payable. You can also view current and past student work on our online portfolio. 


Click here to download the Graphic (Communication) Design Brochure

Green week

Green Week

The 2014 theme for this yearly inter-departmental collaboration was “Community Matters”. This year the project focused on Participatory and Human-centred design, with a focus on Community Engagement in the field of service learning.

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posted 16 April 2014

​Design Indaba Simulcast Design Indaba Simulcast- UJ, FADA Auditorium…  

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posted 16 April 2014
​Design Indaba Simulcast Supporting a community through Graphic design: Melville, Johannesburg

The University of Johannesburg’s Department of Graphic Design BTech class of 2013 was consequently approached to apply the research in the form of a brand for Melville.​ 

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Design Indaba 2011 Design Indaba Young Designers Simulcast 2012

In February 2012 young designers in Joburg will once again be able to experience a live simulcast of the country’s leading creative conference, Design Indaba.
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posted 16 November 2011

The best ‘things’ since sliced bread

The best ‘things’ since sliced bread

Towards the end of every year, the UJ Faculty of Art Design and Architecture building is transformed into an art and design gallery, exhibiting the top work of senior students. The first of two end-of-year student exhibitions opened on 2 November, with the second exhibition opening on 22 November 2011.
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posted 15 November 2011

Zelé Angelides (2010 University of Johannesburg BTech Graphic Design graduate) won a Publication Design Gold Loerie award

Students win Loeries in premier advertising design awards  

The UJ Department of Graphic Design walked away with laurels at this year’s Loerie Awards, winning gold, silver and bronze in various student categories. 
posted 22 September 2011


Pan's Missing Shadow Game designed by UJ students Design students play the collaboration game

The Departments of Multimedia and Graphic Design at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) recently collaborated on a project that involved designing games to be used as promotional tools for a book launch.
posted 16 August 2011

COUP Online Magazine partners with University of Johannesburg Graphic Design students

Magazines in the digital age: Graphic Design Students collaborate with COUP

In collaboration with COUP, a South African online digital magazine, UJ Graphic Design students were given the opportunity to design the Pop Culture issue of this creative-industry orientated magazine for the month of June.
posted 6 June 2011

Heidelberg Graphic Systems, vehicle branding, Department of Graphic Design

Students participate in vehicle branding competition

Late last year Heidelberg Graphic Systems Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd hosted a competition for 2nd year Graphic Design students to come up with a vehicle branding idea for one of the company’s new delivery vans.

Graphic Design student selected as finalist in SABS Design Achievers Award

Two University of Johannesburg students from the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) are finalists in the 2011 SABS Design Achievers Award. Ms Peggy Ntsepe (4th year BTech Degree Graphic Design) and Mr Leonard Lindeque (3rd year National Diploma Fashion Design) will participate in the Design Achievers Workshop from 15 to 19 June 2011.



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