Wanna be an AfterEffects whizz?

Make your pictures come alive by joining our Winter Course, 7 – 11 July 2014 from 1pm – 4pm, Monday – Friday

Wanna be an AfterEffects whizz?

Friends of Design goes large – all the way to Johannesburg

Announcing our new Johannesburg Campus Over the past few years we at Friends of Design, have become well known as an academy that is at the very forefront of cutting-edge digital design. Having been around for many years, we have developed a reputation for training our students in a holistic manner, in order for them [...]

Friends of Design goes large – all the way to Johannesburg

Online Design Courses

Browse our range of online courses, tailored for beginners to intermediates.
Get training on popular software & realize your dream from the comfort of your home.

Online Design Courses

The "Distinguished Talent" Bursary 2014

Are you are a creative, talented and imaginative? Are colour, imagery and typography are all music to your ears? Then you are in luck! By applying for our scholarship, you will have the chance to win the financial aid you need to afford an education in this field. With such immense talent to nurture, the last thing you need to worry about is funding—let us deal with that.

The "Distinguished Talent" Bursary 2014

2 year Digital Design Course 2014

Enrol on our exciting 2 Year Full Time Digital Design course, commencing in February 2014. You will learn the professional, technical skills and techniques needed for successful careers in digital arts.

2 year Digital Design Course 2014

Duration: 4 weeks, 12 evenings
Next Course: 17 Jun – 09 Jul 2014
Then: 15 Sep – 08 Oct 2014
Times: Mon – Wed, 5:30pm to 8:30

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Duration: 4 weeks
Times: Mon – Wed, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Next course: 22 Apr – 14 May 2014
Then: 21 Jul – 13 Aug 2014

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Duration: 4 weeks, 3 evenings per week
Times: Mon – Wed, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Next course: 14 Apr – 07 May 2014
Then: 14 Jul – 06 Aug 2014

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Duration: 4 weeks, 12 evenings
Times: Mon to Wed, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Next Course: 19 May – 11 Jun 2014
Then: 18 Aug – 10 Sep 2014

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Discover the world of customized vinyl heroes. Friday night saw a gallery of legal artists and creatives gather round to display their customised Munny made from vinyl as opposed to the original concept produced by taggers (illegal artists) at our Hero exhibition. This is the Hero exhibition follow-up to the workshop held here at Friends [...]

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Mo’ Munny Mo’ Munny We’re talking vinyl figures, each customised and showcased at the Hero exhibition, all at Friends of Design – Academy of Digital Arts on Thursday, 3rd April 2014. Discover the world of customized vinyl heroes. See your favourite comic heroes and/or fiends cast in stone, eerrrr, vinyl (toys) under the direction of [...]

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Create your own hero and showcase it at our expo The world of comics is full of amazing superheroes, each with their own superpowers, strengths and weaknesses. From Batman and Spiderman, to the Incredible Hulk, Wonder Woman and Banana Man, everyone has their favourite character, whether they are good, bad or somewhere in-between! Led by [...]

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Friends of Design will be hosting Winter School Digital Publishing Workshops for all Matric Students and Teachers! What’s more, all Matric Students are invited to attend for FREE!

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Workshop Description | Friends of Design is hosting yet another exciting, FREE workshop around Augmented Reality, Gaming Technology and the Media Industry. On the evening before our Open Day on October 13th, you will have the chance to participate in a short workshop around Augmented Reality, introducing you to its possibilities and how it all works. [...]

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An interview with Danny Day – aka – ‘Dislekcia’. Co-founder of QCF Design, and ‘Indie’ Game Developer, Day is known for his multitude of games, inlcuding the ever-popular ‘Desktop Dungeons’. In a recent visit to our Cape Town campus, Day offered our young and aspiring Game Design students a rare insight into the pros and [...]

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