Faculty of Human Sciences
Department: Visual Arts and Design
Diploma: Graphic Design
B Tech: Graphic Design
Advance Diploma: Graphic Design
|Compulsory subjects||Additional Admission Requirement: Graphic Design qualification candidates will have to complete assessment test:
-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
|Mathematical Literacy||4 or|
|Any other 4 subjects totaling (min. of 3 each subject)||12|
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.
All international qualifications will be evaluated by the International Office based on the Swedish scale and SAQA
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.
Advertising Agencies, Design Studios, Illustrators, DTP, Computer Graphic Animators, Photographic Manipulation, Editorial Design, Communication Design, Web Page Design and Interactive Design, Package Designers.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org www.vut.ac.za