BA in Design in Communication Design

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Department of Graphic Design, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Department: Department of Graphic Design
Programme Level: Undergraduate
Programme Name: BA in Design in Communication Design
Programme Code: B8CD2Q
Medium of Facilitation: Full-Time
NQF Level: 7
NQF Credits: 360
SAQA: 74671

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Application End Date: Apr 1, 2022


Graphic and Communication Design entails a mix of technical understanding, superb communication and visual experimentation. Students are prepared for multidisciplinary creative careers or postgraduate studies in an ever-evolving design world.

This programme prepares students for a communication design career by innovatively applying integrated knowledge and advanced conceptual thinking skills to solve complex communication design problems.

Students learn to use various design methods, software, processes and techniques competently to create, present and argue for professional communication designs. Students also learn to demonstrate knowledge of design history and theory and to conduct design criticism and research.

Career Opportunities

Communication Designers are creative thinkers and problem solvers who use a range of design methods, processes and techniques to create professional
communication designs, such as
posters, books, magazines, corporate identity programmes, packaging and web sites, both individually and as members of teams.


Admission Requirements


Selection Process

A minimum APS of 23 with Mathematics or 24 with Mathematical Literacy.
English 5 (60%+), Additional language 4 (50%+) and Mathematics 3 (40%+) or Mathematical Literacy 4 (50%+)

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