Web Design & Development _

Length of course: 1 Year
Resulting Qualification: Higher Certificate
Embrace the world of multimedia and interactive design.

Whether it’s websites and mobile apps or online shopping and user interfaces, we all know there’s no avoiding the digital world these days. Technology and digital interaction influence every part of our lives, and have made digital designers and developers highly sought-after, both locally and internationally.  

Happily, this also gives creative students with technically-orientated, analytical minds the opportunity to explore both sides of their personalities in a well-established, and growing, industry.

The full time Web Design and Development course at the Academy of Digital Arts gives you the chance to enter this arena from the perspective of front-end web design and development. Taught and mentored by lecturers still very
active in the industry, this course sees you crafting concepts, digital creations and websites in full interactivity leveraging both theoretical training and practical application.  

So, if you’re passionate about starting a creative career that puts your technical abilities to the test, or are interested in building websites and interactive content that function seamlessly and look incredible, this is the course for you! 

Career Opportunities_

Web Designer /
Front End Web Developer /
User Interface (UI) Designer /
User Experience (UX) Designer /
Interaction Designer /
App Developer /
Video Editor /

Be Skilled.
Be Independent.
Be Agile.
Be Relevant.

Online Shopping Sites /
Interactive Campaigns /
Apps /
Marketing Collateral /
Digital Brand Elements /
Social Media Campaigns /
User Interfaces /

Be Skilled.
Be Exceptional.
Be Creative.

What will you learn? _

When it comes to front-end web design and development, those able to combine creative and technical skills are worth their weight in gold!  

This course is designed to help you develop that magical combination by integrating the nitty-gritty of coding and interaction design with conceptual know-how and a great eye for layout and design. 

And, as the digital fields are always evolving and expanding, we’ll make sure you’re well versed in staying up to date on industry standard tools, tricks and procedures and have all the problem-solving skills you need to become a life-long learner! 

& Design Thinking

Front-end digital design is about more than just attractive layouts and functional code. As with any of the creative fields, you need to have a solid, dynamic concept, purpose and plan of action behind what you’re producing to communicate the right message to the right audience. We’ll train you in these theories and processes, and make sure you practice them until they become second nature.

Design Elements
& Principles

No matter which area of development you excel at, having good design and layout skills is fundamental for a front-end web designer (particularly if you choose to specialise in UI design!). This is the domain of typography, colour, imagery, graphic elements and flow of information, all used to make your websites visually attractive and engaging. You’ll receive instruction throughout the year to help you flourish in this area.

Technical &
Practical Skills

As digital technologies are constantly changing, a foundation in coding, troubleshooting and life-long learning skills are essential if you’re going to be able to grow and adapt over the course of your web career. We’ll teach you all the fundamental theories, principles and software you need, as well as the practical skills to confidently build seamless, standards-compliant websites. You’ll start with HTML & CSS and responsive design, moving on to JavaScript and Content Management Systems in WordPress, and learn a few essential video editing skills as well.

Industry Readiness

No Academy of Digital Arts course would be complete without us fulfilling our promise to focus on making our students industry-ready. You’ll be taught by lecturers still active in the field, who will help you understand the necessary procedures and processes used in the workplace, and teach you those vital ‘soft skills’ that you’ll need to professionally interact with clients and colleagues.

Note: Upon completion of this course you will be awarded the Higher Certificate in Web Publishing and Interactive Media, NQF-level 5 (SAQA ID 88182, HEQSF-aligned, H/PR432/E003CAN, 152 Credits).

Student work_
Facts, Figures and FAQ.

What are the course requirements?
You must have a valid Matric certificate or NQF4 equivalent. You will also need to complete all the questions and creative pieces requested in the enrolment application form, as well as provide your personal portfolio.

What are the course fees?
The annual course fee for 2020 is R76 800, and includes a year licence for the Adobe Creative Suite.

Early Bird Price Special
Pay R65 000 if you apply before 30 June 2020. Save R11 800 on your 1 years’ tuition.

2020 Course Fee: R76 800

Various payment options are available, and detailed in the application form, along with our general admin fees.

Need advice and assistance with student loans or funding? We recommend Student Hero.

Do you offer Scholarships?
If you have the goods to shine, the “Distinguished Talent Scholarship” programme is for you. One scholarship is awarded to the candidate who most impresses us and shows initiative to achieve their full potential.

Do you offer Bursaries?
Should you require financial assistance, you can apply for a B-BBEE Bursary. Fill out the form provided and we’ll do our best to connect you with potential corporate sponsors.

Meet your lecturers_
Head of Department - Web Design & Development Course
Kerry Hugill

Head of Web.
From design and illustration, to web and digital media, Kerry's career has spanned a wide range of creative fields and industries. These she brings together with a passion for understanding human nature and brand development.

Graphic Design Lecturer
Sabrina Kopp

UI Lecturer.

Web Design and Development Lecturer
Amber Pitcher

JavaScript Lecturer.
Having struggled with understanding code and logic herself for many years, Amber developed the drive to help people look at JavaScript in a different light. She is determined to demystify the programming language and never again hear the phrase "I don't understand".

Schalk Venter

WordPress Lecturer.

Be Skilled. Be Exceptional. Be Creative. Be Independent. Be Agile. Be Relevant. Belong.

Academy of Digital Arts - Higher Education in Creative Fields

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We’d love to chat to you.
Next Open Day: 07 November 2020
Time: 10:00 for 10:30am
Location: Academy of Digital Arts, 186a Bree Street


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