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Your Education, Your Choice: Full-Time Study - On Campus or Virtual!

Length of courses: 1 Year
Course Outcome: Certificate of Completion

Early Bird Price Special: Pay R77 900 if you apply before 31 of July 2023.
Save R8 600 on your 1 years’ tuition.

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Applications are open for our 2023 Full-Time Courses. Create your online profile & start your online application process here!

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Full Time Higher Certificate Concept Art Course
Intermediate Professional Development Programme in Concept Art

Certificate of Completion | 1 Year Course

Full Time Higher Certificate Game Technology and Multimedia Design Course
Game Production Year Incubator Programme

Certificate of Completion | 1 Year Course

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Upcoming Events

Career day: 29th July
Start: 10am

Virtual open day: 28th of June
Start: 19:00pm

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Applications are open for our 2024 Full-Time Courses. Create your online profile & start your online application process here!

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Career day: 10 February
Start: 10am

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Start:

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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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Accreditation_

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. 

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CompTIA Certified
Apple Authorized Training Center
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! 

Academy of Digital Arts - Higher Education in Creative Fields