Bachelor of Arts Graphic Design

Programme overview:

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design next start date Next start date: 11 August 2021
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design study mode Study mode: Full-time
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design duration Duration:
Minimum: 3 years
Maximum: 5 years
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design support Support: Fully supported
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design learning type Learning type: Real-world learning

Programme details:

NQF Level 7 | Humanities and Arts | Degree

Get creative! The Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design is a comprehensive and career-focused qualification that prepares you for work in the highly competitive and rewarding world of design. Graphic designers are visual communicators, who develop creative concepts and designs to promote or enhance products, services and organisations.

You will develop a broad theoretical foundation and practical experience in various core areas of graphic design such as Design Studio, Digital Design, Drawing, Web Design, Typography and Animation. The emphasis throughout is on intensive studio-based design training where you will practice and experiment with a range of mediums from drawing to photography, to digital design. In addition, you will acquire broader skills and knowledge in Business English, Communication Science and Business Management, which will assist you in your world of work.

We attribute the success of this degree to our dedicated and industry experienced teaching staff, a curriculum that is relevant and ahead of trends, and state-of-the-art facilities. Most importantly, our focus is on real-world application, completing projects, attending workshops and on practising essential design skills. This blended approach ensures that you graduate as well-rounded, highly skilled and self-reflective designers with additional skills for the workplace, such as working independently, meeting deadlines and communicating effectively.

Intake 1: 15 March 2021
Intake 3: 10 August 2021

More information:

Entry requirements
• You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor degree entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level with Bachelor degree entry approved by Universities South Africa (USAf).
• If you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to provide a certificate of exemption issued by Universities South Africa (USAf).
• A prospective student should have successfully completed the relevant Eduvos foundation programme. On successful completion of the foundation programme, students are required to apply to Universities South Africa (USAf) for a certificate of exemption in order to be admitted to a degree programme.
• A prospective student should have successfully completed a relevant higher certificate qualification. On successful completion of the higher certificate, students are required to apply to Universities South Africa (USAf) for a certificate of exemption in order to be admitted to a degree programme.
• You need 25 or more Eduvos points.
• The student should submit an official Eduvos portfolio for approval.
  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Annual Price Tier 2 R 79000 R 79000 R 79000
Monthly Price Tier 2 R 8529 R 8529 R 8529

Tier 1 Campuses: Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Claremont, East London, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Vanderbijlpark

Tier 2 Campuses: Midrand, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, Pretoria, Bedfordview, Durban

Programme accreditation
• Accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE).
• Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). 
• Eduvos is a member of DEFSA:
- The Design Education Forum of Southern Africa (DEFSA) is a professional organisation of design educators, spanning most design disciplines such as industrial, graphic, interior, clothing, ceramic, textile, jewellery, as well as commercially focused photography. The forum consists of design educators and practitioners furthering the interests and promoting excellence in design education.
- DEFSA is a recognised design educator body ( for educators’ purpose and provides a conference platform to publish research and includes moderators for specialist design subjects.
Possible career options
Make design your way of life.
The career and job opportunities for you, as a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design graduate, are varied and employment options include:

• Advertising
• Motion Graphics
• Branding
• Broadcast
• Copywriting
• Design
• Desktop publishing
• Entrepreneurship
• Information Architect
• Interactive Design
• Layout and illustration
• Mobile Application Design
• Packaging Design
• Social Media Communication
• Social Media Design
• Video Editing
• Web design
• 3D modelling
This qualification is offered at the following campuses
Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Claremont, Durban, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, East London, Midrand, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark
Qualification structure
Year 1
Students are introduced to the principals, history, theory and practice of Graphic Design.

• Applied Colour and Design
• Business English
• Communication Science 1A
• Communication Science 1B
• Digital Design 1A
• Digital Design 1B
• Drawing 1
• English for Graphic Design
• Communication Design 1A
• Communication Design 1B
• Visual Literacy 1
• Introduction to Motion Graphics 1A
• Introduction to Motion Graphics 1B
• Typography 1A
• Typography 1B
Year 2
Students are introduced to more advanced concepts of Graphic Design.

• 3D Animation 2
• Motion Graphics 2
• Digital Design 2
• Drawing 2
• Communication Design 2A
• Communication Design 2B
• Visual Literacy 2
• Introduction to Research 
• Typography 2A
• Typography 2B
Year 3
Complete the final year of the degree to hone and develop your skill.
• Visual Literacy 3
• Advanced Drawing and Illustration
• Professional Practice 3
• Photography for Graphic Design
• Communication Design 3A
• Communication Design 3B
• Motion Graphics 3
• Web design
• Copywriting A
• Copywriting B