Processing...

Home > Higher Certificate In Design Thinking Nqf5

Higher Certificate In Design Thinking

SAQA ID: 97900, 120 Credits, NQF 5

 

GDC offers a Higher Certificate programme in Design Thinking specifically designed to channel students into our BA Degree programmes in Interior Design, Graphic Design and Multimedia Design. The programme equips learners with the fundamental toolkit to problem solve and develop 2D and 3D design solutions to a variety of problems while also learning the necessary software, graphic communication, prototyping and academic writing skills required for future study. Skill sets acquired in our higher certificate programme make the transition into the BA Degree programmes easy. Plus, students graduate with a standalone qualification at NQF level

 

Features and Benefits

  • Learn critical industry required skills plus the industry-standard software suite including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign with a 1-year student license. 

       

  • Get a free Office 365 Education A1 license, valid for the duration of your studies. 

  • HP Latex 115 Large format printer

adobe logo

  • Showcase of student work at our annual design showcase and annual Date Night where potential industry partners are invited. 

  • Access to local and international student award entries

  • Industry exposure from top industry key players

  • Lecturing staff that are highly qualified professionals in their related fields

  • Printing press

  • Job placement assistance through our industry network and online recruitment portal, exclusively available to The Greenside Design Center.

 

Admission Requirements

 

Hardware Requirements

Please note that you are required to have your own computer for this qualification. GDC, in partnership with Dell and TripleH committed to supplying every student with a Dell laptop to support our DigitalCampus initiative. Available exclusively to GDC students, devices can now be financed with your tuition fees. We provide two models:

 

 

  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, Dell Latitude 3510, i7, 8GB
  • HIGHHigh Spec, Dell Latitude 3510, i7, 16GB

R18 000.00

The foundation for intense graphic and processor heavy tasks.

10th Generation Intel Core i7-10510U (4 Core, 8M cache, base 1.8GHz, to 4.9GHz), 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch, Camera & Microphone, Power Button with Touch Fingerprint Reader, 8GB,1x8GB, DDR4 Non-ECC, DDR4, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, 1Nvidia GeForce MX230 w/2GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory, 4 Cell 53Whr Express Charge Capable Battery, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

R19 500.00

Same foundation, more memory...for those who want to get a little more serious.

10th Generation Intel Core i7-10510U (4 Core, 5.6" FHD WVA (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare Non-Touch, Camera & Microphone, Power Button with Touch Fingerprint Reader, 16GB,2x8GB, DDR4 Non-ECC, 15.6" LCD Display Back Cover, WLAN, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Nvidia GeForce MX230 w/2GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

  • Pricing & Payment Options

    NEW SECTION
  • Duration

    Full Time 

    • Full Time, Contact Learning (Hybrid), 12 Months
    • Full Time, Online Learning ,12 Months
    • Classes from Monday to Friday, +- 20 hours/week

    Part-Time 

    • Part Time, Flexi Online Learning, min 12 Months, Max 24 Months
    • Classes conducted after hours over 2-3 sessions/week (on selective Saturdays)

    * Class structures are subject to change without notification. 

    Learn More

  • Career Options

    • Graduates are able to enter the design industry in junior positions
  • ENROL NOW

What you get

This qualification is designed to provide the student with multiple certificates
and qualifications,  both locally and internationally recognised by industry for maximum employability.

 

On completion the student will earn: 

  • NQF level 5 Higher Certificate in Design Thinking

Additionaly you also get

  • Portfolio of Evidence (worldclass)
  • Access to all Adobe Software
  • Access to All Microsoft software
  • Access to Large-Format Printers
  • Industry exposure by means of guest lectures, live briefs, date night, end-of-year exhibition
  • Competitions: Loeries, Pendoring, GoldPack, Adobe Achievers, PPC Imaginarium, ISTD, Bio-Challenge
  • International exposure by means of possible student exchanges, International Verifiers and Board members of Cumulus PADI , IFI, Ico-D (See accreditations page)

 

Our Learning Methods

Our learning methods is a technology mediated delivery model, focused on flexibility, accessibility, and academic support to provide the ultimate learning experience without compromising teaching time and quality.

#Flexibility

#AnywhereAnytime

#Accessibility

#StudentSupport

Full Time, Contact
(Hybrid) Learning

A modern twist on traditional face-to-face, full-time learning. Our contact classes are delivered via Hybrid learning, providing students with the flexibility to attend on campus, virtually, or both.

Full Time, Online
Learning

Extending our reach with online only, full time learning. Our progressive technology platform and people-supported academic journey giving students access to our classes from anywhere in the world.

Part Time, Flexi Online
Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provide you with the flexibility to manger your own schedule and pace of learning. Sessions are conducted after hours on selected weekdays, and on alternate Saturdays.

First Year:

  • Principles and Theory of Design I
  • Communications I
  • Technology and Professional Practice I
  • Critical Studies I
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 31 January 2022
    07 February 2022
    Full Time
  • 31 January 2022
    07 February 2022
    Full Time
  • 31 January 2022
    07 February 2022
    Correspondence

Include a Laptop? Yes No   Read more