Where to study graphic design in South Africa

So you want to be a graphic designer and don’t know where to start? Well back in the day when I decided to study graphic design there weren’t many design schools to choose from, but today you have a choice of independent schools, colleges, universities and universities of technology. You can do a short course, diploma or even a degree.

Graphic design is a great occupation! So to help you begin, here is a list of design schools in South Africa. To assist future students I have added a school rating system. Please give the schools listed a fair and honest rating.

Independent Schools & College

AAA School of Advertising

3.4 (67.97%) 128 votes

Artshub Institute

2.9 (57.29%) 59 votes

Cape Town Creative Academy (CTCA)

3.5 (70.98%) 82 votes

CityVarsity

3.1 (62.54%) 63 votes

CTU Training Solutions

3.4 (68.57%) 28 votes

DADA

2.7 (53.95%) 43 votes

ELMI College

  • East London
  • Advanced Certificate in Graphic Design
  • 1 year (Full Time)
  • www.elmi.co.za
3.4 (68.42%) 19 votes

friends of design

3.2 (64.85%) 33 votes

Greenside Design Center

2.9 (58.89%) 54 votes

Inscape Design College

  • Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town
  • Graphic Design Diploma or Degree
  • 3 Years
  • www.inscape.co.za
3.4 (67.56%) 90 votes

Oakfields College

  • East Rand, Pretoria and Somerset West
  • National Certificate in Interactive Media.
  • 010 591 7314 | 012 361 0416 | 021 850 0383
  • 2 Years
  • www.oakfieldscollege.co.za
3.2 (64.09%) 44 votes

Open Window School of Visual Communication

3.5 (70.98%) 82 votes

Prestige Academy

2.6 (51.88%) 32 votes

Red and Yellow Graphic Design

2.7 (53.79%) 29 votes

Rosebank College

2.4 (48.64%) 44 votes

Ruth Prowse School of Art

2.2 (44.76%) 21 votes
3 (60%) 34 votes

Vega School of Brand Leadership

  • Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town
  • BA Graphic Design
  • 3 Years
  • www.vegaschool.com
3.2 (63.23%) 31 votes

Universities

Nelson Mandela University

2.8 (55.81%) 43 votes

North West University

2.8 (56.67%) 24 votes

University of Johannesburg

3.2 (64.85%) 33 votes

University of Pretoria

3.2 (64.55%) 44 votes

University of Stellenbosch

2.9 (57.14%) 28 votes

Universities of Technology

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

2.6 (51.43%) 21 votes

Central University of Technology

2.5 (50.91%) 22 votes
2.9 (58.95%) 19 votes

Tshwane University of Technology

3.1 (62%) 30 votes

Vaal University of Technology

  • Vanderbijlpark
  • Department of Visual Arts and Design
  • www.vut.ac.za
2.4 (48.89%) 18 votes

Short Courses

Boston City Campus & Business College

2.1 (41.74%) 23 votes

GetSmarter

2.6 (51.54%) 52 votes

Keyline Graphics

1.6 (32.46%) 69 votes

Pixel Craft

4.3 (85.12%) 82 votes

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