Welcome to Visual Skills School – the centre for visual arts education and training in the north of Pretoria.
pdf of prospectus on right.
Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions you will have to make, because it will have an effect on you and your career opportunities for the rest of your life.
So how will you choose a college?
You will have to assess your needs for further education and decide, first of all, which type of education you would need for future career purposes and, secondly, which institutions you qualify for: tertiary (university) education, or vocational (career-focused) education and training.
VSS Photography & Design College is a vocational education and training college and what sets us apart from other similar colleges is:
- VSS follows a multi-disciplinary approach to visual arts education;
- Admission requirements are less stringent than for university admission;
- VSS is a small college with limited students numbers to ensure personal attention to all;
- Its small size creates an informal, close-knit, friendly and supportive environment that encourages hard work, academic achievement and friendships;
- VSS combines a central location, situated at the foot of the Magaliesburg in a quiet neighbourhood, with spacious gardens which is conducive to learning;
- VSS offers well-equipped facilities which are constantly upgraded in line with technological advances;
- Horizontal articulation between the national qualification in Photography and the qualification in Design means that you can qualify in two visual arts disciplines in a much shorter time;
- You can commence your studies at three different dates during a year (see Year Plan);
- VSS programmes combine theory, practical work and educational excursions in the form of very enjoyable Field Trips.
Also, VSS is the only accredited provider for a vocational national qualification in photography in South Africa over and above being accredited for a national qualification in Design as well.
At VSS we don’t rehearse life – We live it!