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Short course : Design and Studio Art

Campus

Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Bloemfontein Campus

Note: all short courses by the department are on hold until further notice, 17 August 2021.

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

Short courses presented, dates and pricing

COURSE NAMESTARTING DATESPRICE PER COURSECOURSE CODE
Photography for beginners            15 June 2021R 2 700, 00PHOT 101
Intermediate photography5 October 2021R 2 900, 00PHOT 102
Graphic design for beginners21 June 202130 Augustus 2021R 2 700, 00GD101


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 Tuesdays 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 Tuesdays 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 utilization 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.

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 trend-setter 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

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.

Bank:First National Bank
Account name:Central University of Technology FS
Account number:62538533531
Account type:Cheque account
Branch name:Bloemfontein
Branch Code:230134
Reference:Surname and course code

Or

Payments can be made directly at the CUT cashiers into the specified GLA account number (0095 5051), using your surname and course code as a 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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Contact us

Centre Manager: Marizanne Janse van Rensburg

Tel: +27 (0)51 507 3108 | Fax: +27(0)51 507 3197 | E-mail: mjvrens@cut.ac.za |Office nr: Room 31, Artis building

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