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.
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 — Typographic designer
— Digital designer
— Art directors
— Layout artists
— User interface 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 prescribed portfolio.
As an applicant you will know whether you need to submit a portfolio
of creative tasks to the Department of Graphic Design only after you have of officially applied to the university and have been invited by the faculty to participate in the selection process. You will be informed by means of a selection letter from the faculty regarding submission of creative tasks dates.
Applicants are informed of the outcome in an official letter, after which they will be given a link to complete and submit their application portfolio online.
Average Point Score (APS)
A minimum APS of 23 with Mathematics or 24 with Mathematical Literacy is required to apply for the programme.
— The evaluation of the prescribed portfolio of creative tasks assists the Graphic Design Department in selecting applicants. Please note that University of Johannesburg applications close at the end of September.
— Details of the entrance assessment and/or portfolio requirements will
be communicated with you once your application form
has been processed and is referred to
the Faculty. Ensure you check your application status using https://student. uj.ac.za/status.aspx.