The Design School Southern Africa

Introduction

An education in design is no different than design itself. It should be well planned, contemporary and, above all, creative. That’s our philosophy at The Design School Southern Africa (DSSA).

The Design School Southern Africa (DSSA) was founded in 1990, and today is a key division of The Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd (The IIE), which is the leading registered private provider of higher education in South Africa.

IIE graduates from The Design School Southern Africa (DSSA) are well respected throughout the design industry. This is because The Design School Southern Africa (DSSA) balances natural creative potential with vocational preparedness via academic excellence and industry experience. Small classes allow for an inspirational, adaptable and innovative learning environment; to give students the best chance of success in an exciting, challenging industry.

If you are passionate and have a natural flair for design, The Design School Southern Africa (DSSA) will help you build the foundation you need to make a success of your chosen career.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

View Advanced Certificates » View BAs »

Programs

This school also offers:

Advanced Certificate

Higher Certificate in Art and Design

Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg Pretoria Durban + 2 more

The Higher certificate is an intensive one year qualification designed to develop students’ academic and artistic skills. It offers a balanced combination of theory and practical skills which are incorporated throughout the qualification. It introduces students to creative thinking, visual conceptualisation, theory and basic research. [+]

Higher Certificate in Art and Design

The ability to develop concepts that are unique, creative and applicable is central to any field of art and applied arts.

The Higher certificate is an intensive one year qualification designed to develop students’ academic and artistic skills. It offers a balanced combination of theory and practical skills which are incorporated throughout the qualification. It introduces students to creative thinking, visual conceptualisation, theory and basic research.

Students creative thinking skills are developed through teaching conceptual development techniques which are then applied in the foundation design and visual studies subjects.

This programme has a strong focus on practical application and students will be assisted in the development of an accomplished portfolio of work suitable for presentation for further study. The portfolio will reflect the student’s personal ambitions and career objectives, as well as demonstrate a basic competence in all core skill areas.... [-]