BA Honours Degree in Graphic Design

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Program Description

BA Honours Degree in Graphic Design

The Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Graphic Design is aimed at students who desire to engage with graphic design on a higher intellectual and professional level. It allows students to specialize in a sub-discipline within graphic design and prepare them for further post-graduate study in the field of design.

This qualification combines the application of theory and basic research practice to direct the reach of design solutions more specifically at an intended target market and deliver a visual message effectively for maximum impact. Students will learn to challenge conventional design thinking to develop and apply more refined and innovative thinking processes which consider the impact and effectiveness of proposed solutions.

The outcomes of this qualification will be achieved by embracing two areas: the first focuses on the analysis of contemporary design approach, visual cultures and research, the second on innovation and practical application to achieve well-defined design objectives.

Students will analyze various theoretical frameworks within the context of design and will develop the ability to critically analyze and evaluate information to structure appropriate plans to meet objectives which will be used to draft a research proposal. They will conduct their own research to inform and support a design solution. They will also be required to establish a high level of conceptual and technical competence in graphic design, using a variety of appropriate media. Students will confront complex design challenges which require the development of visual solutions and application of innovative visual styles. They will independently develop a body of visual outputs rooted in research findings that will be critiqued against the defined solution objectives.

Modules

  • Contemporary Design Discourse
  • Research Methodology
  • Graphics Solution Design A
  • Graphics Solution Design B
  • Research Practice A
  • Research Practice B

Become A

  • Graphic Designer
  • Creative Director
  • Art Director
  • Layout & Editorial Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Lecturer

Entry Requirements

An appropriate Degree in Graphic Design or equivalent qualification with a minimum final year average of 60%, normally

Cost & Fees

Full Settlement Per Annum: R58,000

Instalment Fee (10 months): R61,700

Deposit (Applicable to both fees): R10,000

Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

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 provide ... Read More

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. Read less
Johannesburg , Pretoria , Durban + 2 More Less