Qualification & Code
Campus Duration of Programme Enrolment Option(s) SAQA Credits NQF Level Admission Requirements Selection and/or interview

1 year

Semester 1



See below: Additional Admission Requirements.


Additional Admission Requirements

Access to the Advanced Diploma in Design Technology qualification is open to learners in possession of a Diploma in Design and Studio Art or equivalent qualification.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the Advanced Diploma in Design Technology stream of study will gain exposure to the skills with the aim to make them creative practitioners (whether in fashion, photographic, digital, communication design or visual arts practice) and allied professionals (technicians). They will also gain training in research methodology and conceptual development that will position them for further study opportunities.


The core objective of this advanced diploma is to promote a sound understanding of a selected process of creative production, thereby enabling students to have technical and/or technological mastery over production methods whether analogue, digital, high or low tech. The Advanced Diploma in Design Technology is designed in a manner which encourages students coming from a broad conceptual understanding of design and studio arts to focus more specifically on a selection of technologies, materials and process (high and low) in which they will specialise.

After successful completion of this qualification, an Advanced Diploma will be awarded during an official graduation ceremony of CUT.


Research methods and Techniques
Visual Literacy  and Collaborative Practice
Materials and Methods Proficiency
Techniques and Technology Studies
Production & Process management

For more information contact: Department of Design and Studio Art

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Updated: 04 May 2017

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