Study Abroad Programme_

There’s nothing quite like travel to broaden one’s creative horizons, which is why Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt has partnered with the Academy of Digital Arts to expose their students to a world-class international opportunity.

Students are invited to join the Academy of Digital Arts in the centre of Cape Town, South Africa, for a lifechanging – and fully accredited – semester abroad. Choose between Web Design & Development or Graphic Design and enjoy hands-on creative training and practical assignments from some of South Africa’s leading design professionals. Course credits will be converted into the German system, so your hard work won’t go to waste while you explore the best of South Africa’s cultural and creative hub.

Let Cape Town’s white sand beaches, world-famous mountain ranges and vibrant, multi-cultural social scene ignite your creative spark, and enjoy all the big-city comforts of a thriving metropolis.

Studying has never been this fun, inspiring or rewarding. What are you waiting for? Apply today!

The Academy of Digital Arts’ Study abroad programmes are also open to students from other accredited tertiary design institutions. Get in touch to find out more.

Previous study abroad partners include HTK Academy (Berlin and Hamburg, Germany), Kölner Design Academy (Köln, Germany) and Avans University (Avans, Netherlands).

Facts & Figures_
Application Requirements

Interested in joining the Academy of Digital Arts for a study abroad programme?
Here’s what you’ll need to supply:

  • A completed application form.
  • A statement of intent, including:
    • a description of your current studies
    • your current level of education
    • your motivations for studying abroad
    • your preferred dates of study
  • Official academic transcripts from your home university/college.

Email applications to sabrina@ada.ac.za.

Please note, some course options require existing knowledge of certain tools. Confirmation of proficiency may be required.

Application Deadlines

Applications must be emailed to sabrina@ada.ac.za by the following deadlines:

  • Programme B: 01 March 2020
  • Programme A: 01 October 2020

See course options and dates.

Cost

R5600/month

Course Options & Dates_
Graphic Design
Programme B1 (3 months) 10 August – 23 October 2020

(Requires existing knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.)

  • Packaging Design
  • Elective Brief
  • Professional Practice
  • LIVE (Cross-Media Campaign Design)
Programme B2 (4 months) 10 August – 27 November 2020

(Requires existing knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.)

  • Packaging Design
  • Elective Brief
  • Professional Practice
  • LIVE (Cross-Media Campaign Design)
  • Final Portfolio
  • Self-Promotion
Programme A1 (3 months) February – May 2021
  • Introduction to Design
  • Design Conceptualisation
  • Hand Rendering
  • Vector Design Principles (Adobe Illustrator)
  • Branding
Programme A2 (6 months) February – July 2021
  • Introduction to Design
  • Design Conceptualisation
  • Hand Rendering
  • Vector Design Principles (Adobe Illustrator)
  • Branding
  • Raster Image Editing (Adobe Photoshop)
  • Layout Design (Adobe InDesign)
Web Design & Development
Programme B1 (3 months) 03 August – 30 October 2020

(Requires existing knowledge of HTML5 & CSS as well as JavaScript.)

  • Motion Graphics for Web (GreenSock)
  • WordPress
  • Film Production Processes
Programme B2 (4 months) 03 August – 27 November 2020

(Requires existing knowledge of HTML5 & CSS as well as JavaScript.)

  • Motion Graphics for Web (GreenSock)
  • WordPress
  • Film Production Processes
  • Digital Portfolio
Programme A1 (3 months) February – April 2021
  • Conceptualisation and Design Fundamentals
  • UX/UI and Sketch
  • HMTL & CSS Fundamentals
Programme A2 (6 months) February – June 2021
  • Conceptualisation and Design Fundamentals
  • UX/UI and Sketch
  • HMTL & CSS Fundamentals
Mix & Match_

Academy of Digital Arts Study Abroad Programmes can be customised on request. Mix and match modules from the Graphic Design and Web Design and Development programmes to round out your skillset. Email sabrina@ada.ac.za to find out more.