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Higher Certificate In Design Thinking Programme

SAQA ID: 97900, 120 Credits, NQF 5 

 

GDC offers a higher certificate course in design thinking specifically catered to channel students into our Interior Design, Graphic Design and Multimedia Design programs. Skill sets acquired in our higher certificate program make the transition into Interior, Graphics and Multimedia Design easy. The course equips learners with the fundamental toolkit to problem solve and process ideas by developing 2D and 3D, basic software, model making, and writing and theory skills. The programme caters for students who complete the National Senior Certificate with entry into certificate programmes.

 

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

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  • 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

  • NQF5 (Competency in the English language)
 

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 three 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

  • Duration

    Full Time 

    • 1 Year, 120 credits
    • All credits are achieved via your study duration at the institute, studio time and project-based assignments. 
  • Career Options

    Graduates are able to enter the design industry in junior positions

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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)

 

asd myGDC Hybrid Learning allows us to teach in parallel both virtual students and students on campus. Our Full-time Students will now have the choice of attending their class on campus, attend their virtual class from home or a combination of both, giving our students the ultimate flexibility without compromising teaching time and quality.

#AnywhereAnytime

Have all your classes ready to be downloaded and watched, anytime, anywhere.

#NoStudentLeftBehind

Never miss a classs because of health, traffic, or transport issues.

#Flexibility

A personalized class schedule, attend class on campus, virtually or both.

Full Time, Hybrid Learning

A traditional method of full time learning with a modern-day add-on. Reach your full potential through our myWay Hybrid Learning Full Time classes. These classes can be attended on campus, virtually or both. This method gives each student the ultimate flexibility to combine on campus and virtual lecturers based on their individual preferences.

Online, Virtual Learning

We have re-defined online learning. Our myWay Online Learning ensures that the student is supported by technology and people throughout his academic journey. We focus on a blended learning approach, combining online Virtual Classrooms, at home exercises, activities and project-based assignments bundled with fully developed video lectures, all managed by our student learning platform.

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
  • 28 June 2021
    05 July 2021
    Full Time
  • 21 January 2022
    31 January 2022
    Full Time

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