National Certificate: Web and Interactive Media Design

Candidates will learn how he necessary skills to follow a career or further their studies in basic web design, advertising, graphic design, publication design or design for the printing industry etc.

Introduction to Design

  • Design Elements and Principles: Colour Psychology, Typography

  • The Design Process: Design in context, Creating Design Research

  • Adobe Illustrator for Beginners



Design Concepts

  • The Design Process: Concept Creation and Ideation, Scamping and Design Sketching

  • Adobe Illustrator for Beginners

  • The Design Process: Time Management in Design Work, Reviewing Designs against a Brief



Design Specifications

  • The Design Brief: Brainstorming, Understanding Briefs, Research, Refining, Feedback

  • Adobe Photoshop for Beginners

  • Design Specifications: Specifications Types for Designs, Design Formats & Requirements, Packaging and Product Specifications, Dimensions & Design Limitations, Functional Design, Testing Designs



Design Production

  • Select Materials & Media: Material Types for Design Projects, Media Types and Uses

  • Select Processes for Production: Production Techniques, Maintaining Environmental Sustainability



Design Project Management

  • Plan and Organise the Design Process: The Design Process, Researching Designs, Planning Design Timelines, Design Thinking and Agile Works Strategies.

  • Plan, Research and Organise Design Projects: Project Resources, Sprints, Budgets, Task Evaluations, Performance Records, Managing Team Performance, Researching Project Requirements, Phases of Project Management

  • Support the Project Environment: Project Types & Strategies, Project Methodologies, Project Retrospectives & Incorporating Working Methodologies.



Design Portfolios

  • Present and Communicate Design Work

  • Developing Design Portfolios

  • SWOT Analysis

  • Justifying Design Decisions

  • Creating Design Presentations



Adobe Certifications

  • Adobe Illustrator: Adobe Illustrator Beginner & Advanced


  • Adobe Photoshop: Adobe Photoshop Beginner & Advanced

  • Adobe InDesign: Adobe InDesign Beginner & Advanced




WOP: Workplace Preparation (On exit only)

This module is designed to prepare learners for the workplace.

  • Compiling a Portfolio

  • Creating a Curriculum Vitae

  • Maintaining and Social Media Profile

  • Preparing for an interview

  • Registering on the AIE Recruitment Portal

  • Seeking Employment

• National Certificate: Web and Interactive Media Design NQF5.
• 2D Concept Design and Animation using Toon Boom
• 3D Design Visualization and Animation using 3DS Max & V-Ray
• 3D Animation and Visual Effects using Maya & V-Ray
• Games Design and Development with C# & Unity