The VSS Diploma: Visual Arts is an intensive multi-disciplinary three year programme.
This programme provides students with theoretical knowledge, visual communication and technical skills in traditional print media, fine arts, digital and interactive media, as well as photography. The aim is to develop holistic multimedia practitioners who have the capacity to apply their knowledge over a wide and multi-disciplined field in the creative media industry, including photography, graphic design, web design, motion graphics, fine arts, signage, etc.
Supporting subjects include communication (verbal and written), professional practice and introductory business subjects.
- Theory of Photography I
- Applied Photography I
- Visual Communication I
- History: Art & Photography
- Digital Graphic Design I
- Communication I
- Professional Practice I
Certificate: Photography SAQA ID: 73298
- Visual Communication II
- History: Art & Photography II
- Photography II
- 2D & 3D Design
- Fine Arts (Drawing, painting, sculpture, screenprinting)
- Digital Graphic Design II
- Communication II
- Professional Practice II
Certificate: Visual Arts SAQA ID: 78003
- Visual Communication III
- History: Art & Photography III
- Digital Graphic Design III
- Applied Photography III
- Professional Practice III
- Web Design
- 2D Animation
- Interactive Media Production & Sound
Certificate: Interactive Media SAQA ID: 49121
Students receive a national certificate after each successful year of study and additionally receive the internationally accredited VSS Diploma: Visual Arts on successful completion of the third year.