Graphic Design (BA Degree)
€ 1,150.00
$ 1,240.00


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Graphic design has recently reached the status of “New Art Medium” within the world of design. In response SDC Online now offers a cutting edge qualification for students to access this exciting and emerging field. Visual Communication, Conceptual Awareness and Digital Design is approached holistically to better service the academic and practical needs of our students.

The degree supersedes the diploma by focusing on the theoretical and historical contribution to graphic art, thereby underpinning the evolution and current trends. Students are able to identify and draw on influences from the various design eras in order to inform their own unique vision. Crucial aspects of Photography and Business skills are built into the degree, to enable graduates to confidently enter the job market , free lance or launch their own corporate identities.

Are you a student from South Africa? If yes, then there are specific educational entry requirements for South African applicants. Please see the Course Requirements below for more information.


FAST TRACK   120 weeks in duration
  3 course modules every 4 weeks
INTENSIVE   140 weeks in duration
  3 course modules every 6 weeks
FLEXIBLE   160 weeks in duration
  3 course modules every 7 weeks
These study time frames are just a guideline to help the student establish their own study schedule, a student may even decide to move from one option to the next. A student can change a due date at any time prior to the original date set by the college. All due dates are set to the "FAST TRACK" option upon registration.

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Course Requirements


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A desktop or laptop that is minimum of a CORE2 or i5 (MAC or PC)
Minimum of 2GIG RAM (4GIG would be better)
500GIG hard drive & possibly an external drive
A mouse make life much easier

Digital Camera
Good DLSR body
In ranking order Nikon has the following entry level to prosumer DSLR's: D3000; D60; D5000; D90; D300s
Canon has the following entry level cameras: 500D; 450D; 550D; 50D

For accessories you will require:
Good Wide angle lens (anything from 10mm - appr 55 / 70mm)
Good telephoto (70mm – 200mm/300mm)
Adaptable and rotatable flash - on camera flash is not sufficient

If possible also:
Radio trigger for flash


ADOBE suite either CS3, CS4 or CS5.
MICROSOFT WORD or OPEN OFFICE(a free equivalent to WORD)


Educational entry requirements for applicants from South Africa:
High School certificate (Exemption Pass / B+ Average) preferably with Art as a subject.
Ability to read, write and speak English as a first or second language.
A portfolio submission will be required if no previous art experience.

This Course is Endorsed by Ric Matthews (International Ad Man)

RIC MATTHEWS - International Ad Man

Ric studied visual communication and graphic design at the London Central School of Art and Design. During his long career in mainstream advertising in London, he established a reputation as an international brand builder, winning several major awards for creativity. In 1995, he was sponsored by the agency TBWA Hunt Lascaris to establish and run a highly specialised course in ad making and brand building. He is one of the most experienced Ad Men and Brand Builders who still manages to inspire to this day.

Student References

Style Design College has changed my way of thinking and expanded my way of thinking about design.
Almani Deveroux
During my studies at SDC, being my first, I feel I have been motivated every step of the way even when I’ve felt a crit of my work has been negative; my tutor encourages me to improve as this is what life is like in the industry. I’m proud to be a student with SDC.
Andrew Ross Munro
I love the fact that I can make my ideas and thoughts a reality, making and creating something from nothing. SDC is making it possibly by molding me into the designer I want to be. SDC is awesome!
Chantel de Beer
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