Friends of Design Bursaries South Africa 2023 – 2024
ABOUT THE COMPANY – FRIENDS OF DESIGN
Friends of Design – Academy of Digital Arts, founded in 2006, is one of the top design education institutes in Cape Town. The centre is recognised and accredited by the Department of Higher Education and provides a range of full-time courses; short courses; online courses and corporate training programmes.
Located within the Cape Town city centre, Friends of Design are committed to supporting skills development within creative fields, as well as providing study opportunities for students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds to enter into the industry.
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME
Friends of Design are offering bursaries to deserving students who show a genuine passion and talent within the field of digital arts. Students who have completed Matric and would like to pursue their studies towards a certificate qualification should apply.
The institution offers 3 SAQA-approved Higher Certificate courses for full-time studies, for the duration of 1 year. The courses are all for 152 Credits and are HEQSF-aligned. They include the following:
- Game Graphics and Multimedia Entertainment
- Print Design and Publishing
- Web Publishing and Interactive Media
These courses are currently R76 800 per student (the cost of which will be covered by the bursary award). To find out more about these programmes, visit: http://friendsofdesign.net/full-time-courses
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- South African citizen
- Completed Matric
- Passionate about pursuing a career in digital arts
- Intend on studying at Friends of Design, towards one of the aforementioned Higher Certificate courses
- *Preference will be given to students from disadvantaged backgrounds
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY
Students who meet the eligibility requirements should contact Friends of Design, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy of the application form.
(Insert the words “Friends of Design Bursary – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).
You will be required to submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Matric certificate (certified copy)
- Covering letter to support your application
- Portfolio of previous work completed
None – submission of applications are open all year round and students are welcome to apply at any time.
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Friends of Design directly:
Tel: 021 300 0298