BA Design (Communication Design) offered at UJ

Communication (Graphic) Design (B8CD1Q)

Communication designers are creative thinkers and problem solvers who use a range of design methods, processes and techniques to create professional communication designs, such as posters, books, magazines, corporate identity programmes, packaging and web sites, both individually and as members of teams. The Department of Graphic Design offers a Bachelor of Arts in Design specialising in Communication Design. The Department’s facilities include a number of studios and a centrally located Apple Macintosh computer studio.


Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to enter a communication design career by working in design studios, marketing consultancies,branding and advertising agencies, and for newspapers, magazines and book publishers as:

— Graphic & communication designer — Art directors

— Typographic designer — Layout artists

— Illustrators — Instructional designer

— Digital designer

In addition, employment can be found as an in-house designer for companies or state-supported institutions, or graduates can choose to freelance or start their own graphic design business.


Admission Requirements 
— BA Design (Communication Design) (B8CD1Q)

— Senior certificate or equivalent qualification with a minimum APS or M-score.

— Submission of a portfolio of creative tasks.

— Completion of the National Benchmarking Test (NBT) for Academic and Quantitative Literacy (AQL).

Average Point Score (APS)

A minimum APS of 23 with Mathematics or 24 with Mathematical Literacy is required to apply for the programme.to page 4 of this brochure

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