UX & UI Web Design _

Length of course: 1 Year
Resulting Qualification: Higher Certificate
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Embrace the world of user experience and digital design.

Whether it’s websites and mobile apps or online shopping platforms and user interfaces, we all know there’s no avoiding the digital world. 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 tech-savvy, analytical minds the opportunity to explore both sides of their personalities in a well-established, and growing, industry.

The full time Web Design course at the Academy of Digital Arts gives you the chance to enter this arena from the perspective of user experience and user interface design. Taught and mentored by lecturers still very active in the industry, this UX/UI course sees you crafting concepts, digital designs and prototypes in full interactivity, leveraging both theoretical training and practical application.

So, if you’re passionate about starting a creative career that puts your user-centred creativity to the test, or are interested in designing websites and interactive content that flow seamlessly and look incredible, this is the course for you!

Career Opportunities_

User Interface (UI) Designer /
User Experience (UX) Designer /
Web Designer /
App Designer /
Interaction Designer /
Video Content Editor /

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

Website Designs / 
Online Shopping Site Layouts /
Interactive Campaigns /
App Designs /
Marketing Collateral /
Digital Brand Elements /
Social Media Campaigns /
User Interfaces /

Be Skilled.
Be Exceptional.
Be Creative.

What will you learn? _

When it comes to designing for digital platforms such as websites and apps, those able to combine their creative skills with strategic, analytical thinking are worth their weight in gold!

With this in mind, this web design course is geared towards helping you develop that magical combination by integrating practical understanding of how your users think, 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!

Webdesign Wireframe course
& 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.

Typography & colour course
Design Elements
& Principles

When it comes to user interface design, having excellent design and layout skills is fundamental for any web designer. This is the domain of typography, colour, imagery, graphic elements, and visual flow of information - all used to make your websites visually attractive and engaging! While the developers handle the technical side, you’ll be ensuring the platform communicates clearly, looks good, and stays on brand.

HTML & CSS Class with Fundamentals
Technical &
Practical Skills

During your year with us, we’ll ensure you receive all the necessary theoretical training, and practical skills needed to conceptualise, plan, design, prototype and test your website layouts and apps. And, as digital technologies are constantly changing, we’ll not only give you a foundation in industry-standard, user-centred UX and UI techniques and software, but also the troubleshooting and life-long learning skills you’re going to need to be able to grow and adapt over the course of your web career.

soft skills teaching
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_
Academy of Digital Arts - Higher Education in Creative Fields
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 2022 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 2021. Save R11 800 on your 1 years’ tuition.

2022 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.

Geographically Challenged?
If you are not able to join us on our physical campus, we offer the opportunity for you to be a part of our virtual classroom. The same qualification and learning experience, now online.

Meet your lecturers_
Kerry Hugill - 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.

Kate Hilson - Graphic Design Teacher
Kate Hilson

UI Lecturer.
Over the years Kate came to realise she loves some logic mixed in with a little creativity, but hates to code. So, today, you will find her working in UX / UI, feeding her work to the strong and brave developers of the world! #notafanofcoding.

Myles Arendse - Academy of Digital Arts Teacher
Myles Arendse

Film Production Lecturer.
Myles found his passion and talent for video production as a web-student at the Academy. Upon graduating, he interned at Ogilvy and fell in love with the production process of TV commercials. He aspires to make meaningful work through the powerful medium of video.

Myles Arendse - Academy of Digital Arts Teacher
Myles Arendse

Film Production Lecturer.
Myles found his passion and talent for video production as a web-student at the Academy. Upon graduating, he interned at Ogilvy and fell in love with the production process of TV commercials. He aspires to make meaningful work through the powerful medium of video.

Dominic Roberts - Graphic Design teacher
Dominic Roberts

Design Lecturer.
Graphic Design teacher. Dominic is Experienced Graphic/Digital Design Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the design industry. Strong focus on Branding, Logo Design, Editorial/Print and Packaging/Label design. Skilled in Creativity, Software, Time Management and Mindfulness. Passionate professional with a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) focused in Graphic Design from NMMU.

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