Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

Programme overview:

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design next start date Next start date: 15 May 2023
26 July 2023
10 October 2023
21 February 2024
Next Orientation Date: 8 May 2023
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design study mode Campuses:
Cape Town - Claremont
Cape Town - Tyger Valley
East London
Mbombela (Nelspruit)
Nelson Mandela Bay

Remote and distant students join a campus where the programme is offered
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design duration Duration:
Minimum: 3 years
Maximum: 5 years
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design support Support: Fully supported

Programme details:

NQF Level 7 | Humanities and Arts | Degree | SAQA ID 99332
The BA (Graphic Design) is a comprehensive and career-focused qualification that prepares you for work in the rewarding world of design in advertising, multi-media, 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 Communication Design, Digital Design, Drawing, Web Design, Typography, and Motion Graphics.

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 Research Methodology, which will assist you in your world of work.

We attribute the success of this degree to our dedicated and industry-experienced teaching staff and a curriculum that is relevant and ahead of trends.
Most importantly, our focus is on real-world application, completing projects, attending workshops, and 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.
The Young Designers' Portfolio Showcase :
Eduvos Graphic Design 3rd year students are showcasing their best work in The Young Designers Portfolio Showcase. Come take a look and see the creativity of these young designers! Hosted at our Tyger Valley campus on 17 November 2022. Click to view the exciting portfolios

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.
From R63 600 per year (based on full settlement payment option) - excluding hardware/software requirements. Please consult the fee structure for additional information.
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, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, Durban, East London, Midrand, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark

Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Claremont, Durban, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, East London, Midrand, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark

International students

International students are welcome to apply for this programme.

For international student requirements please kindly check International Students Admissions

Calling all students from Angola, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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