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Diploma: Interactive Graphics


Are you passionate about design, websites, technology and building things? Are you willing to learn and think creatively? You don’t need to be great at maths or know much about computers. If you want to initiate a successful career as a web developer and/or designer, this is where it all begins. 


This comprehensive diploma programme incorporates design, print media, motion graphics, web design and programming. We place emphasis on practical skills, as well as the importance of conceptualisation, best practice in design, and effective use of relevant computer applications.  


This programme has set the standard in industry for web design and development since 1992. Don’t believe us?


See what our students are doing, and what the media is saying about this programme.  


We are very proud to have one of our ex graduates, Pierre Marais, ranked as the number one web Adobe author in the world ( 


“The Design Department at Concept Interactive Institute is regarded as Cape Town’s most focused for Web Design and Development” 

- Kyle Leinhardt, (Future Media) 


Features and Benefits 


  • We have been producing graduates, fit for industry for over 20 years, many of whom now hold highly respectable positions globally. 
  • Experience high academic quality from lecturers with experience in industry.  
  • Job placement assistance through our industry network and online recruitment portal. 
  • Get exposure to guest lecturers from relevant external companies and organizations both on campus and online. 
  • Students have access to iMacs and PCs on campus in the resource centre and in class.  
  • Software packages are chosen by our research and development team who have carefully chosen up-to-date, relevant software used in industry today. 

Admission Requirements:

  • You are expected to have passed matric or the equivalent (this requirement can be waived in special circumstances).
  • Although subject choice will not detract from qualification entry, the subjects Art, Design, Mathematics & English are an advantage.
  • At the very least you should have a pass in maths literacy and be able to use basic computer applications, thus you should have basic computer literacy.
  • If this is not the case proof of training in basic computer literacy will be required in order to be eligible for this qualification.
  • Students who are eligible may apply for RPL or Credit Transfer.
  • You will also be required to complete 2 basic assignments allowing us to ascertain how visually orientated you are.
  • These assignments can be supplemented by your own art/ design work.

Articulation Options

Concept Interactive Internal: 

  • This is a 3-year Diploma on NQF Level 6. Students in possession of a relevant NQF Level 5 qualification can articulate into the programme. 
  • Articulation from existing Concept Interactive qualifications into the new Diploma will be informed by the articulation and entry requirements as set out in the new Higher Education Qualifications Framework. 


Outside Concept Interactive: 

  • This qualification forms the foundation for entry into related Advanced Certificates, Diplomas and or degrees based on the Higher Education Qualifications framework. Possible articulation agreements can be made with other niche Creative Industry Sector Higher Education institutions offering related qualifications in the Creative Industry sector.  

Salaries & Skills


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  • Duration

    • 3 Years Full Time, 5 Sessions/Week, 3:00 hours each, class times are between 08:30 – 12:00 or 12:30 – 16:00.  
    • All hours are achieved via your study duration at the institute and project-based assignments. 

    *The minimum period that this qualification can be studied is 3 years. Sessions will be grouped together to lower cost of traveling, however, in some cases classes may not follow this convention and schedules are subject to change. 


  • Career Options

    • Graphic Designer 
    • Web Designer and Developer  
    • Digital Designer 
    • Front-end Developer  
    • Java Developer 
  • Study Kit

    Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain: 


    • Free WIFI (10GB/Month, On Campus only). 
    • A prescribed textbook list and a recommended reading list will be issued to students. 
    • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter, and Getting Started Guide. 
    • Access to our myAcademy student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets.  

What you get

  • Diploma in Interactive Graphics (Concept Interactive) 
  • Advanced Award in Design (Concept Interactive) 

Our Learning Methods

At Concept Interactive we understand that that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques. This is influenced by many factors including, circumstances, location, field of study and learning preference. It is for this reason that we have developed our myWay learning methodology, a unique and modern approach to blended learning that encompasses multiple delivery methods, involving our three main channels.

Full Time

Reach your full potential through our myWay Instructor-led or Mentorship based classes combined with interactive lessons, practical assignments and in-field experience, combined with our blended platform to make up a full day or selective days within a week.

Part Time

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.


We have re-defined online learning. Our myWay Online Learning ensures that the student is supported by technology and people throughout his academic journey. We focus on a blended learning approach, combining online Virtual Classrooms, at home exercises, activities and project-based assignments bundled with fully developed video lectures, all managed by our student learning platform.

Career Video

Watch this video to understand a day in the life of an Interactive Designer. 

Year One: 


Theory of Design I 

  • Visual Communication 
  • History of Art and Design 


Design Technology I (Print Media) 

  • Adobe InDesign 
  • Adobe Illustrator 
  • Adobe Photoshop 
  • Drawing for Design I 


Professional Practice I 

  • Project Management 
  • Presentation Skills 
  • Office Productivity Software 

Marketing I 

  • Fundamentals of Marketing 


Year Two: 


Theory of Design II 

  • Visual Communication II 


Design Technology II (Web Design) 

  • Drawing for Design II 
  • Adobe Photoshop II 
  • 3D Design 
  • HTML5 & CSS3 
  • Adobe Premiere 
  • Adobe After Effects 


Professional Practice II 

  • Business Management I 
  • Professional Communication 


Marketing II- Digital Marketing 

Portfolio I 

Internship I 


Year Three: 


Design Technology III (Web Development) 

  • UI and UX Principles 
  • Bootstrap 
  • JavaScript 
  • JavaScript Frameworks 
  • PHP and MySQL 
  • Git and Gitup 


Professional Practice III 

  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Business Management II 


Internship II 
Portfolio II 
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
  • 06 February 2019
    11 February 2019
    Part Time
  • 06 February 2019
    11 February 2019
    Full Time
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
  • 06 February 2019
    11 February 2019

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