The Department of Design and Studio Art presents short courses in photography, graphic design, pattern design and ceramics.

SHORT COURSES INFORMATION, PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION

COURSE NAME STARTING DATES PRICE PER COURSE COURSE CODE
Photography for Beginners                  PHOT 101
Evening classes for Phot101 5 Apr 20176 Sept 2017 R 2 250, 00
Weekend classes for Phot 101 22 April 20172 Sept 2017 R 2 250, 00
Intermediate Photography 18 Oct 2017 R 2 600, 00 PHOT 102
Pattern Design: Infinity dress and top 6 Mar 20175 Oct 2017 R 1 300, 00 PDS 101
Graphic Design for Beginners 6 Mar 20179 Oct2017 R 2 250, 00 GD101
Creative Ceramics 2 Oct 2017 R 2 400, 00 CC 101

Photography for Beginners

This short course in photography is aimed at beginners and keen amateurs that wish to gain a better understanding of their equipment and greater creative control. Class sessions consist of theoretical lectures, practical demonstrations with student participation, weekly assignments and constructive critique sessions. Participants will learn to take better, more technically sound and creatively interesting images and do more with their images once they have been captured. Both black and white and colour digital photography will be covered. This course will be presented by Mr Jano Myburgh, a part-time lecturer at the Department of Design and Studio Art, CUT.  The course will be offered over a six-week period with weekly evening classes on Wednesdays from 18:00 to 21:00 in room 28 of the main art building. Alternatively, weekend sessions will also be available on Saturday mornings from 09:00 -12:00. You will need to own a digital single lens reflex camera (DSLR) with basic lenses or Prosumer camera (fixed lens camera with full manual control) and a keen interest in photography as well as a USB flash drive with a minimum capacity of 4GB.

Intermediate Photography

This course is for those who already completed the Photography for Beginners short course and have a basic knowledge of digital Photography. This course will be presented by Mr Jano Myburgh, a part-time lecturer at the Department of Design and Studio Art, CUT.  The course will be offered over a six-week period with weekly evening classes on Wednesdays from 18:00 to 21:00 in room 28 of the main art building. You will need to own a digital single lens reflex camera (DSLR) with basic lenses or Prosumer camera (fixed lens camera with full manual control) and a keen interest in photography as well as a USB flash drive with a minimum capacity of 4GB.

Graphic Design for beginners

Class sessions consist of theoretical graphic design principles lectures and weekly step-by-step practical assignments which culminate into a final practical assignment that will require the creativity of the participants and the utilisation of the skills learnt throughout the course. Many of the more important tools and skills will be covered. By the end of the course, participants will be able to design their own business cards, flyers and logos in Photoshop. This course will be presented by Mrs Christie Bester, a full-time lecturer at the Department of Design and Studio Art, CUT.  The course will be offered over a two-week period with classes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 17:30 till 20:30 in lab 10 of the Graphic Design building. All materials are included in the course fee.

Pattern Design: Infinity dress and infinity top

The Pattern Design short course is an introduction to clothing design. Class sessions consist of lectures followed by in-class practical exercises. Participants will be assigned homework on a weekly basis to practice new skills. The sessions will cover measurements, basic blocking of a dress and top as well as different variations thereof.  This course will be presented by Mrs Doretha Jacobs, a part-time lecturer at the Department of Design and Studio Art, CUT. The course will be offered over a seven-week period with weekly evening classes from 18:00 to 21:00 in room 24 of the Main Art building. The following is needed to participate in this short course: 4m of Bon Bon material (any colour) for the dress and 1.5m of any knitted material (any colour) for the top, scissors, Pritt glue stick, sellotape, ruler (minimum 50cm), pencil and eraser.

Creative Ceramics

This short course in ceramics 101 is aimed at beginners and keen amateurs that wish to gain a better understanding of their equipment and greater creative control. Participants will learn the basics of ceramic hand building, different building methods, and apply decorations and glazes. This course will be presented by Mr Danio Janeke, a part-time lecturer at the Department of Design and Studio Art, CUT.  The course will be offered over a week period with morning classes in room 2 of the main art building, from 2 Oct. till 6 Oct at 08:30 – 12:30.

The Centre of Creative Development

The CCD strives to help you enhance your creative development through innovative education and training output. Through us, you will expand your experiences.  We aspire to present training of the highest quality in order for you to fully develop your potential.  We also ensure training in the latest trends and developments for your outputs to be as current and market related as possible.  Through us, you can become the trendsetter within your social circle and/or community.

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Certificates

Certificates will be awarded on the completion of each course based on the following three categories:

  • Attendance alone (minimum of 70%),
  • Successful completion of course (minimum of 70% attendance and successful completion of all projects and assignments)

Completing the course with distinction

Assessment

Course attendees must adhere to the evaluation criteria and assessment method to be determined by the appointed tutor.

Banking Details

CUT banking details: Standard bank cheque account

Branch name: Brandwag

Branch code: 055534

For electronic transfers – branch no: 051001(nb – must be 6 digits)

Account nr:  240453751

Reference: Payments can be made directly into the CUT bank account, using your surname and course code (for example: PHOT101) as a reference.  The deposit slip must be presented, mailed or faxed with the registration form to the Centre Manager in order to register.

Or

Payments can be made directly at the CUT cashiers (Lapeng Student Centre, 1 Park Road) into the specified GLA account number (0095 5051), using your surname and course code as reference.  Proof of payment must be presented, mailed or faxed with the registration form to the Centre Manager in order to register.

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Which short course(s), and the date(s) would you like to attend:

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You can alternatively e-mail proof of payment to: mjvrens@cut.ac.za

Terms and Conditions

The centre reserves the right to cancel a course that has not received the appropriate amount of registrations, in which case all registered course goers will be informed and refunded.
No cancellations will be accepted in less than 10 days before a course or a workshop. A 20% administration fee will be subtracted from the refund within the stipulated 10 day cancellation period. There will be no refunds in the case where the above terms are not adhered to.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, a different tutor might be appointed to present the course other than advertised.
The maximum amount of attendees per course is set and will not be exceeded.

I hereby accept the terms and conditions as outlined above. 

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Contact us

Center Manager: Ms Marizanne  Janse van Rensburg

Office: Room 31, Art Building | Tel: +27 51 507 3108  |  Fax: +27 51 507 3197  | E-mail: mjvrens@cut.ac.za

 

Updated: 27 February 2017

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