Full Time Courses_

Graphic Design

Higher Certificate | 1 Year Course

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Web Design
& Development

Higher Certificate | 1 Year Course

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Game & Interactive
Media Development

Higher Certificate | 1 Year Course

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Concept Art

Higher Certificate | 1 Year Course

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Set in the heart of Cape Town’s bustling city centre, the Academy of Digital Arts is perfectly located to embrace student culture while kickstarting a killer career in Graphic Design, Web Design and Development, Game and Interactive Media Development or Concept Art. 

Our creative reputation and pioneering spirit attract students from across South Africa and the world at large. In this stimulating, multicultural environment, you’ll be encouraged to explore your own personal growth and unique creative expression while learning the art of compelling digital design and problem solving. 

All our lecturers are practicing professionals in their fields and bring the latest industry knowledge, trends and global standards to their classes.

Our classrooms are fully equipped with cutting-edge technology, and we regularly update our facilities to keep pace with the ever-evolving digital environment. 

We pride ourselves on our unique, mentoring approach to teaching that helps guide and grow our students as both designers and people. Our collaborative, studio-style classrooms also give you a taste of the professional environment you’ll be entering into, while encouraging strong friendship bonds and a culture of ongoing, passion-driven learning.  

Your journey with us will be filled to the brim with brain-stretching challenges and knowledge, and our supportive environment ensures you’ll leave our halls equipped to do much more than just wow the industry – you’ll be ready for life. 

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The Friends of Design Academy of Digital Arts is a recognised Private Higher Education Institution registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (Certificate No 2010/HE07/04). All our Higher Certificate Courses are accredited by the Council of Higher Education (CHE) and registered on the National Qualifications Framework (Level 5) by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). 

We are also an Adobe Authorized Training Centre (AATC), an Apple Authorized Training Centre, a Certiport Authorised Testing Centre and CompTIA Certified. 

No time for full time?

Take a look at our short courses! Designed to pack a real educational punch, we’ll help you skill up in no time at all! 

Register for open day_

We’d love to chat to you.
Next Open Day: 25 January 2020 (Late Applications)
Time: 10:00 for 10:30am

Space is limited so don’t forget to book your spot!

Please note there will be presentations at 10:30am.