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International Verification & Benchmarking

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DEFSA

Ivor Templer is a Board Member of the Design Education Forum of South Africa.

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IID PROFESSIONALS

This is an international network of art, design and media colleges and universities consisting of the world’s top 200 institutions. Membership is by invitation only and GDC was the first African Member.

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PADI Design

The Pan-Afrikan Design Institute, represents the interest of design professionals and educators from numerous design disciplines across the continent of Afrika.

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And if that wasn’t enough..

Our CEO, the Guru of Design Education, Professor Desmond Laubscher, is world renowned for both his ingenuity and leadership skills. He is the only person to have served on four international design bodies globally. These include President and Fellow of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI), Fellow and Board Member of Design for the World Barcelona, Spain, Vice President of the International Council of Design (ICo-D), President of the Pan Afrikan Design Institute (PADI)

World-Class and well respected.

Continued educational liaisons with international institutes as part of GDC’s Cumulus membership with our students readily accepted by any institute that forms part of the Cumulus network.

International Verification

This is where we get Fancy
We are Proud Member of the International Council of Design (ico-D), the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI), CUMULUS, The Pan-Afrikan Design Institute (PADI), the African Institute for the Interior Design Professions (IID) and more.

ICO-D

The International Council of Design is a world body for design and promots design excellence. GDC Lecturers and Proffesors are active contributors to the Council.

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Cumulus Association

This is an international network of art, design and media colleges and universities consisting of the world’s top 200 institutions. Membership is by invitation only and GDC was the first African Member.

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Kolding Design School

Kolding is the top art and design college in Denmark. By attracting talent and close partners from around the world we provide our students with skills and contacts to engage effectively in a global labour market.

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LUCA School of Arts

LUCA is a highly renowned school with campuses in five countries. GDC and LUCA signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2015, which facilitate annual student exchanges.

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ECV

Creative Schools and Community. Paris, France. GDC and ECV signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2017.

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International Federation of Interior Architects /designers

Professor Laubscher from GDC is a past president of this global voice for professional Interior Architects/Designers.

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Konkuk University

GDC has a Memorandum of Understanding with the university which is based in Korea. GDC and Konkuk signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2007.

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Augsburg University

Based in Germany. GDC and Augsburg signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2016.

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Shandong University

Shandong University of Arts and Design is based in China. GDC and Shandong signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2019.

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ISTD

International Society of Type Designers.

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World-Class and well respected.

Continued educational liaisons with international institutes as part of GDC’s Cumulus membership with our students readily accepted by any institute that forms part of the Cumulus network.

International Verifiers Comments

Not to Boast or anything but...

Our Qualifications are Internationally verified and benchmarked by other International institutions From around the Globe. Watch this video to find out what our international verifiers are saying.

Antoine Abi Aad

Ph.D. and MA University of Tsukuba in Japan

The exceptional strength of the program is on the personal level: every professor knows every student very well. He/she can guide him or her meticulously and efficiently, and I can sense that every student has more of a private tutor than just a lecturer. The way every professor knows every student, in addition to the good intention everyone in GDC has, makes the student nurtured by this program. GDC being small forms its strength, and its weakness. It would be inappropriate to call is a weakness, but I recommend more exchange with other institutions to give a wider scope for the students, which is something you are already doing, even in times of Corona. I am proud to have participated in different events with you for 9 years, and for that, I can only imagine how proud your students should be to have this amazing team guiding them. Your guidance during the lockdown was outstanding! Thank you for your trust, and I can only wish you the best future, you deserve it so much!

Ingwio D'Hespeel

International coordinator of the Visual Communication LUCA, Brussels

I saw a lot of progress throughout the presentations: as students advance from year to year, design and presentation skills grow and students show more confident and well informed in argumenting their design decisions. Overall I see an enthusiast and competent team with a very supportive attitude towards their students. I’d love to study at GDC!

Charrisse Johnston

FASID, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP Principal, studioSALT Chair, IID Board of Directors - The African Institute of the Interior Design Professions

The GDC Interiors programme is superior in all respects, especially the quality of the instruction. This year, I am even more impressed by the lecturers than I was in 2018 when I last served as an international verifier, because how wonderfully that handled of the overwhelming challenges of 2020. As noted above, I think it is fantastic how the lecturers interweave the curricula not only between years (progressing from one year to the next) but also between classes during the same year (to apply and reinforce the content). I also admire the amount of individual attention given to the students.

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