Bachelor Degree in Digital Design in Durban in South Africa

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Bachelor of Design specialising in Interaction Design

Inscape Education Group
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Cape Town

Interaction designers develop cohesive systems that deeply impact people’s lives. Systems design (UX) and human-computer interactive interface design are relatively new professions. [+]

Bachelors in Digital Design in Durban in South Africa. Interaction designers develop cohesive systems that deeply impact people’s lives. Systems design (UX) and human-computer interactive interface design are relatively new professions. Topics covered in this course to prepare graduates to enter this advance industry include: Human – computer interaction; designing and coding interactive interfaces across a variety of platforms (web-based, mobile, and ‘small screen applications); data visualisation and informatics; the design of digital information; the principles of user experience design; coding languages; viewer / consumer behaviour in a digital environment; digital integrated marketing; digital branding and digital design management. Graduates will be equipped with technical tools, design skills and an understanding of the ‘human factors’ involved in systems design. Consumables cost 1st year (+-R1000) **estimates only Continuous project based assessment Digital and print portfolio submissions in 2nd and 3rd year Final years graduate in December Degree candidates can go on to apply for post graduate studies pending they meet the application and entrance requirements of the relevant Institution. Our programmes are quality assured and standardised across all Inscape campuses nationally. You can enrol for our Bachelor of Design programme at any campus to complete your 1st year. Students who are accepted into certain degree specialisation programmes might be required to complete their 2nd and 3rd year studies at another specialised Inscape campus. What is included in the course MacBook * optional Wacom tablet Software licenses (as per programme requirements) Prescribed textbooks 1st year preliminary art equipment Online library subscription Digital study guides and courseware Internet connectivity Excluded Monthly consumables Digital camera Course Information Year 1 FUNDAMENTAL DESIGN 1st year – DESIGN SKILLS Developing fundamental design skills to create design savvy critical thinkers. Developing foundational Drawing Skills, Basic Material and Manufacturing awareness, Digital Image Making, Communication, Software and Leadership skills to create well rounded designers fit for any design industry. Developing an awareness of the integrated nature of design, advancing the unique thinking of our students. Introducing an appreciation for Design History. Establishing fundamental building blocks for creative problem solving. Course Information Year 2 DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC 2nd year – DESIGN KNOWLEDGE Discipline Specific knowledge will be developed through the study of communication design, probing and scrutinising visual design and exploring the development of media for on-screen communication. Applying theory to practice through data visualisation, exercising and applying information design and interactive design. The exploration of UX design through various platforms such as web, mobile, tablet and touch-screen will further develop applications, work-flow methodologies and coding languages based around touch screen technologies and database management. Advancing software skills and technical knowledge through front end software used for developing hardy and adaptable web based communication and interactive user experiences. Developing an understanding of the business of design through the awareness of interactive operations such as professional practice, consumer behaviour, digitally integrated marketing and communication, digital brand presence and the need for digital brand management. Course Information Year 3 SPECIALISATION 3rd year – DESIGN STYLE Developing a signature interactive design style by investigating human-computer interaction and interactive interfaces like web-based platforms, mobile and ‘small-screen’ applications as well as motion studies. Developing advance knowledge and expert skills by exploring user experience design principles, application development, socioeconomics (social / economic progress) and informatics through information systems. Developing an understanding of the guidelines and principles involved in running a design business. Promoting business vision, mission and values give graduates the confidence and ‘know-how’ to start their own design initiatives based on a foundational knowledge of strategic development, marketing strategies, importance of branding and managing finances. More about the bachelor of Design Degree (B.DES) This three-year full time qualification produces professional designers equipped for a rewarding career in design. Students qualifying can practise as junior designers or study towards an Honours Degree. As this qualification is universal, it applies to a variety of design disciplines, including fashion design, interior design, graphic design, multimedia design, jewellery design, industrial design, product design, spatial design, design research, design writing and design for the environment. Traditionally, the various fields within design and design education have been separated. Public and private Higher Education schools have offered all sorts of qualifications. Our Bachelor of Design qualification aligns industry standards and educates designers following common guidelines. It also implements the long-awaited minimum standards for designers of all disciplines. Design is globally recognised as a profession. Worldwide, designers are required to have at least a three-year qualification. Inscape offers the Bachelor of Design Degree with common competencies and specialisations through elective subjects. The first year of the Bachelor of Design provides a foundation in design thinking, constructs and visual communication, photography, material studies, image making and design history, communication studies, leadership and unique thinking and software includes basics in Adobe products. We love that our students learn alongside aspiring designers of other disciplines. This kind of exposure blows a student’s design perspective wide open and teaches relevance and appropriateness in terms of design solutions within the business world. At the end of the first year, students are required to select their chosen stream as a specialisation of their future career choice. Our students love the fact that they have a full year to become fully entrenched in the world of design. They attest to the fact that when they make their final decision regarding a chosen specialisation that they do so with confidence and fully informed. Second and third year are intense. Each specialisation stream is packed with knowledge and technical skill required of the respective discipline. Our students however, are well prepared in the first year and enter into the senior years equipped with the ability to think critically and apply themselves effectively. Our success rates are a testimony to the fact that our unique approach to teaching design, works. [-]

Bachelor of Design specialising in Ideation Design

Inscape Education Group
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Pretoria

An idea generator understands global issues and wants to debate them. They are curiously intellectual, highly collaborative and good at communicating. A design researcher works as part of a multidisciplinary team to identify needs and requirements, define strategy and solve problems for clients. [+]

An idea generator understands global issues and wants to debate them. They are curiously intellectual, highly collaborative and good at communicating. A design researcher works as part of a multidisciplinary team to identify needs and requirements, define strategy and solve problems for clients. Responsibilities would include; innovative planning, designing and conducting research activities including ethnographic interviews, competitive analysis, organisational research and usability testing, analysing results and synthesizing research findings into design requirements and goals and communicating insights from research to clients to ensure potential design solutions are provided for identified businesses and individual users alike. Employment would be found in established design studios, corporate environments and as a freelance consultant dealing with ideation projects and developmental initiatives. Consumables cost 1st year (+-R1000) **estimates only Continuous project based assessment Digital and print portfolio submissions in 2nd and 3rd year Final years graduate in December Degree candidates can go on to apply for post graduate studies pending they meet the application and entrance requirements of the relevant Institution. Our programmes are quality assured and standardised across all Inscape campuses nationally. You can enrol for our Bachelor of Design programme at any campus to complete your 1st year. Students who are accepted into certain degree specialisation programmes might be required to complete their 2nd and 3rd year studies at another specialised Inscape campus. What is included in the course MacBook * optional Wacom tablet Software licenses (as per programme requirements) Prescribed textbooks 1st year preliminary art equipment Online library subscription Digital study guides and courseware Internet connectivity Excluded Monthly consumables Digital camera Course Information Year 1 FUNDAMENTAL DESIGN 1st year – DESIGN SKILLS Developing fundamental design skills to create design savvy critical thinkers. Developing foundational Drawing Skills, Basic Material and Manufacturing awareness, Digital Image Making, Communication, Software and Leadership skills to create well rounded designers fit for any design industry. Developing an awareness of the integrated nature of design, advancing the unique thinking of our students. Introducing an appreciation for Design History. Establishing fundamental building blocks for creative problem solving. Course Information Year 2 DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC 2nd year – DESIGN KNOWLEDGE Discipline Specific knowledge will be enhanced by studying human centred design, information design and social studies focusing especially on social change and innovation. Ideation methodologies such as: scientific method; principles of innovation; Liedtka’s 4 stage cycle and generating, developing and testing ideas will secure a solid foundation in ideation. Further research in functional design and cultural studies including cultural interpretation will be covered. Applying theory to practice through an understanding of of human behaviour studies including consumer behaviour, emotional intelligence and group dynamics. Application of ideation methodologies, processes, techniques and structures will secure design thinking, critical thinking and system analysis processes. Ideation also concentrates on data science, data analysis, and research. Synthesis of information is key and project planning including elements of work ethic, decision making, continuous learning, roles and responsibility and following instructions are essential skills that will be developed. Knowledge management as well as aspects of prototyping are covered. Advancing software skills and technical knowledge through a thorough course in Visual Presentations using software programmes that promote verbal presentation skills. Equipping candidates with basic data capturing programmes and graphic communication through the means of infographic creation and video production software programmes. Data retrieval through Managing Workshops is an essential ideation tool. Developing an understanding of the business of design through the awareness of specialised business studies covering the modern society and economy, modern business contexts, business in society, various business models and performance. Further studies in organisational design, architecture and culture will prepare for relevant and current business conditions assisting the candidates to implement change management effectively. Course Information Year 3 SPECIALISATION 3rd year – DESIGN STYLE Developing a signature ideation style by understanding transformative design, design management and strategic management. Idea generators will develop the ability to practice contextual thinking, interdisciplinary thinking and articulate world views. Further studies in analysis and inductive analytics will secure their innovative thinking abilities. Developing advance knowledge and expert skills by forming a basic awareness and understanding of industrial psychology, globalisation, social studies, social impact and socio-economics. Employing data sciences through data visualisation will assist in effective communication. The topics of business intelligence, product design and implementation, service design and implementation and strategic innovation strategies will be explored further. Awareness of the latest design technologies and innovations through practice in software assisting in data capturing through advanced data capturing skills and survey software assisting with analytical data capturing and visualisation. Developing an understanding of the guidelines and principles involved in running a design business. Promoting business vision, mission and values give graduates the confidence and ‘know-how’ to start their own design initiatives based on a foundational knowledge of strategic development, marketing strategies, importance of branding and managing finances. More about the bachelor of Design Degree (B.DES) This three-year full time qualification produces professional designers equipped for a rewarding career in design. Students qualifying can practise as junior designers or study towards an Honours Degree. As this qualification is universal, it applies to a variety of design disciplines, including fashion design, interior design, graphic design, multimedia design, jewellery design, industrial design, product design, spatial design, design research, design writing and design for the environment. Traditionally, the various fields within design and design education have been separated. Public and private Higher Education schools have offered all sorts of qualifications. Our Bachelor of Design qualification aligns industry standards and educates designers following common guidelines. It also implements the long-awaited minimum standards for designers of all disciplines. Design is globally recognised as a profession. Worldwide, designers are required to have at least a three-year qualification. Inscape offers the Bachelor of Design Degree with common competencies and specialisations through elective subjects. The first year of the Bachelor of Design provides a foundation in design thinking, constructs and visual communication, photography, material studies, image making and design history, communication studies, leadership and unique thinking and software includes basics in Adobe products. We love that our students learn alongside aspiring designers of other disciplines. This kind of exposure blows a student’s design perspective wide open and teaches relevance and appropriateness in terms of design solutions within the business world. At the end of the first year, students are required to select their chosen stream as a specialisation of their future career choice. Our students love the fact that they have a full year to become fully entrenched in the world of design. They attest to the fact that when they make their final decision regarding a chosen specialisation that they do so with confidence and fully informed. Second and third year are intense. Each specialisation stream is packed with knowledge and technical skill required of the respective discipline. Our students however, are well prepared in the first year and enter into the senior years equipped with the ability to think critically and apply themselves effectively. Our success rates are a testimony to the fact that our unique approach to teaching design, works. [-]

Bachelor of Design specialising in Graphic Design

Inscape Education Group
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Cape Town

Graphic Designers create meaningful, relevant and captivating visual messages. Their ability to persuade, sell and brand for their clients, never forgetting ethical, legal and consumer needs, is crucial to the world’s economic landscape. [+]

Bachelors in Digital Design in Durban in South Africa. Graphic Designers create meaningful, relevant and captivating visual messages. Their ability to persuade, sell and brand for their clients, never forgetting ethical, legal and consumer needs, is crucial to the world’s economic landscape. Graduates have sound knowledge of typography, image making, photography, latest software, foundational design skills, interactive design, motion graphics, 3D design and basic /animation. Graduates are visual storytellers. They’re ready to enter the dynamic world of graphic arts, branding, advertising, social media, information design and art direction. 3yr Full time 8 x 1.45min sessions per week 3- 5 hours per two hour session Consumables cost 1st year (+-R1000) **estimates only Continuous project based assessment Digital and/or printed based Portfolio years 2 and 3 Final years graduate in December Degree candidates can go on to apply for post graduate studies at another Institution pending they meet the application and entrance requirements of that Institution. Our programmes are quality assured and standardised across all Inscape campuses nationally. You can enrol for our Bachelor of Design programme at any campus to complete your 1st year. Students who are accepted into certain degree specialisation programmes might be required to complete their 2nd and 3rd year studies at another specialised Inscape campus. What is included in the course MacBook * optional Wacom tablet Software licenses (as per programme requirements) Prescribed textbooks 1st year preliminary art equipment Online library subscription Digital study guides and courseware Internet connectivity Excluded Monthly consumables Digital camera Course Information Year 1 FUNDAMENTAL DESIGN 1st year – DESIGN SKILLS Developing fundamental design skills to create design savvy critical thinkers. Developing foundational Drawing Skills, Basic Material and Manufacturing awareness, Digital Image Making, Communication, Software and Leadership skills to create well rounded designers fit for any design industry. Developing an awareness of the integrated nature of design, advancing the unique thinking of our students. Introducing an appreciation for Design History. Establishing fundamental building blocks for creative problem solving. Course Information Year 2 DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC 2nd year – DESIGN KNOWLEDGE Discipline Specific knowledge will be developed through developing an understanding of and practical application in information design, infographics, branding and brand personality, product and packaging design, merchandise, the environment and signage, advertising, importance of publicity and public relations, alternative marketing and social awareness campaigns. Applying theory to practice through an understanding of visual hierarchy, design elements and principles, typography, composition skills, illustration and photography, building a visual language, logo design, typography as part of the visual language, advertising industry focusing on artwork and copywriting. The importance of sustainable design and systems of design thinking are emphasised topics. Advancing software skills and technical knowledge through an introduction to Adobe programmes such as advanced compositing, advanced publication and basic web design. Developing an understanding of the Business of Design through the awareness of marketing fundamentals such as the role of graphic design in marketing, the business of design, competitor strategy, consumer buyer behaviour, target markets and product positioning, building brands, social media, integrated marketing strategies. Course Information Year 3 SPECIALISATION 3rd year – DESIGN STYLE Developing a signature graphic design style by expanding on research and concept development skills focusing on design solutions and execution in the areas of contextual design in advertising through strategic thinking. Further studies in sub-cultures in design are developed via interpretive thinking. Students are encouraged to investigate sustainable design through informational and conceptual thinking. Narrative thinking skills are exercised by developing the ability to design motion graphics. Developing advance knowledge and expert skills by exposing students to the reality of time constraints in the industry by completing a real life 48hr brief. Further design practice and typography skills are established as well as the technical aspects governing infographics and motion graphics. Basic Web design aspects are also covered. Awareness of the latest design technologies and innovations through practice in software such as After effects, Digital interactive text animation and Motion graphics. Developing an understanding of the guidelines and principles involved in running a design business. Promoting business vision, mission and values give graduates the confidence and ‘know-how’ to start their own design initiatives based on a foundational knowledge of strategic development, marketing strategies, importance of branding and managing finances. More about the bachelor of design degree (B.DES) This three-year full time qualification produces professional designers equipped for a rewarding career in design. Students qualifying can practise as junior designers or study towards an Honours Degree. As this qualification is universal, it applies to a variety of design disciplines, including fashion design, interior design, graphic design, multimedia design, jewellery design, industrial design, product design, spatial design, design research, design writing and design for the environment. Traditionally, the various fields within design and design education have been separated. Public and private Higher Education schools have offered all sorts of qualifications. Our Bachelor of Design qualification aligns industry standards and educates designers following common guidelines. It also implements the long-awaited minimum standards for designers of all disciplines. Design is globally recognised as a profession. Worldwide, designers are required to have at least a three-year qualification. Inscape offers the Bachelor of Design Degree with common competencies and specialisations through elective subjects. The first year of the Bachelor of Design provides a foundation in design thinking, constructs and visual communication, photography, material studies, image making and design history, communication studies, leadership and unique thinking and software includes basics in Adobe products. We love that our students learn alongside aspiring designers of other disciplines. This kind of exposure blows a student’s design perspective wide open and teaches relevance and appropriateness in terms of design solutions within the business world. At the end of the first year, students are required to select their chosen stream as a specialisation of their future career choice. Our students love the fact that they have a full year to become fully entrenched in the world of design. They attest to the fact that when they make their final decision regarding a chosen specialisation that they do so with confidence and fully informed. Second and third year are intense. Each specialisation stream is packed with knowledge and technical skill required of the respective discipline. Our students however, are well prepared in the first year and enter into the senior years equipped with the ability to think critically and apply themselves effectively. Our success rates are a testimony to the fact that our unique approach to teaching design, works. [-]

Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences: Game Design and Development Degree

Vega School of Brand Leadership
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Cape Town

​This Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences degree will equip students with the necessary skills to pursue a career in creating gaming content for everything from home consoles and computers, to emerging platforms like mobile phones and other hand held devices. A graduate will be qualified for a career in business - as a developer for gamification applications, business applications and mobile apps. [+]

Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences: Game Design and Development Degree This Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences degree will equip students with the necessary skills to pursue a career in creating gaming content for everything from home consoles and computers, to emerging platforms like mobile phones and other hand held devices. A graduate will be qualified for a career in business - as a developer for gamification applications, business applications and mobile apps. This industry-focused 3-year qualification provides students with the knowledge and experience that they will need to create both two-dimensional and three-dimensional games. Students will examine various factors relevant to the computer games industry whilst gaining a broad understanding of the entire computer game development supply chain. Students graduate with an industry ready portfolio in game design and development exhibited at the annual student showcase, and followed by an internship. Modules Year 1: ​​Game Development 1 Principles of Game Design 1 2D Animation 3D Animation Programming Logic and Design (Introduction) Critical Thinking and Media Studies 1 Brand and Marketing 1 Year 2: Game Design 2 Game Development 2 Narrative for Gaming Database Introduction Mathematical Principles for Developers Digital Law and Ethics Brand and Marketing 2 Year 3: Game Design 3 Game Development 3 Introduction to Research Open Source Coding Work Integrated Learning Career Opportunities Game Developer / Programmer (various platforms) | Commercial Software Developer | Digital Animator | Game Designer (various platforms) | Concept Artist | User Experience Designer | Sound Artist | Environment Artist | Texture Artist | Level Designer | Narrative Developer | Simulation Designer The BCIS in Game Design and Development provides the creative and technical skills in designing and developing games. The programme is contextualised within brand building, affording students the opportunity to integrate their gaming concepts with a brand building slant, giving a unique approach to game design and development. In second and third year students participate in brand challenges collaborating in multi-disciplinary teams to solve real-world problems. By third year students are able to groom their interest in either game design or game development through selecting discipline relevant projects, creating unique portfolios. By the end of the third year, a student will have the ability to conceptualise, design, develop and implement their own games, creating a potentially lucrative entrepreneurial opportunity. Students will need to invest in a PC laptop with the necessary software. Requirements are available from a Vega Contact Navigator. Entry requirements A NSC with Degree admission- A minimum of 30 % for English coupled with a minimum of 50% for four x DESIGNATED NSC subjects (This excludes LO which is a 10 credit subject but includes English); OR A NC(V) with Degree admission – A minimum of 60 % in English on either First Additional Language or Home Language level AND Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy AND Life Orientation , with a minimum of 70% in one of the four vocational subjects is required; OR A SC (with endorsement) or equivalent; OR Alternatively a Higher Certificate, an Advanced Certificate, 240 or 360 credit Diploma and an Advanced Diploma in a cognate field may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to degree studies ​​​If a Higher Certificate, Advanced Certificate, 240 or 360 credit Diploma or Advanced Diploma is not in a cognate field, then at least 20 % of the credits of such qualification must relate to academic literacy or academic skills in order for an applicant to be admitted to degree studies. Such applications will be reviewed by the relevant HoF at The IIE CAT in collaboration with the Registrar. ​​​NSC: students are required to have Mathematics at least at level 4 or Mathematical Literacy at level 7. For those students who have Mathematics at level 3 or Mathematical Literacy at levels 4, 5 or 6, an intermediate level (38 or above) in the NBT QL-AQL assessment is required. Students who have Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy at levels lower than the above would not be considered; OR, ​​SC: endorsement is required with at least 40% for Mathematics on the HG; OR at least 50% for Mathematics on the SG; OR, a Senior Certificate or equivalent with complete or conditional exemption with at least 40% for Mathematics on the HG OR at least 50% for Mathematics on the SG. For those not meeting the requirements as set out above, a minimum of an intermediate level (38 or above) in the NBT QL- AQL assessment is required. ​​​General requirements for undergraduate degrees: All applicants for The IIE undergraduate degree studies, including international students, are required to write the Academic and Quantitative Literacy (AQL) – National Benchmark Test (NBT), unless they have attained the age of 23 by the time they register. The AQL – NBT is used for placement in student support programmes and does not replace the admission requirements for a specific degree programme. Applicants who achieve a score lower than 64% are required to register for and successfully complete the two Academic Literacy, Introduction to Scholarship modules (ITSA and ITSB). Applicants who do not write the AQL - NBT prior to admission will automatically be registered for ITSA and ITSB whether or not these are credit bearing modules in their qualifications. These candidates may, on provision of an AQL - NBT score of 64% or above, be exempted from one or both the modules if and only if these are not credit bearing modules in their qualifications. For candidates who are completing the modules as a result of the low AQL - NBT score or who did not provide an AQL - NBT score, successful completion of ITSA and ITSB is a pre-requisite for registering for any third year modules and thus any student who has not completed ITSA or ITSB in their first year of study will be required to do so in their second year. Where ITSA or ITSB is credit bearing in the qualification concerned, successful completion of one or both (depending on the curriculum structure) is also a graduation requirement.​ [-]