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Game Graphics & Multimedia Entertainment

1 Year Higher Certificate

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Take your skills to the next level.

Delve deeper and see how far you can stretch your mind – and skills – with this evolved course. Here, you will expand on your existing conceptual and creative skills and explore the realms of game technology for entertainment, educational, mobile and web purposes. The 1 Year Higher Certificate Game Graphics & Multimedia Entertainment course will introduce you to the popular gaming industry, its systems and design processes, and the various aspects of game production.

You will gain insights into the various types of games and their application in the creative, business, marketing and entertainment sectors. Through an understanding of their respective markets you will be able to develop a professional game pitch, conceptualise and plan games, apply ideas commercially and, above all, produce professional games by the end of the course. Your new skills will not only make you more marketable in the industry but also provide you, and future employers, with invaluable tools for working with emerging technologies such as mobile platforms, augmented reality and social networks. Best of all, the skills gained in this course can open doors to an incredible array of careers – such as 3D printing and modelling, new tech and game design – as the thinking and techniques learned are also used in the architectural, medical, advertising, product development and animation industries. The opportunities are limitless and only as big as you allow yourself to dream.

Note: Upon completion of this course you will be awarded the Higher Certificate in Game Graphics and Multimedia Entertainment, NQF-level 5 (SAQA ID 93930, HEQSF-aligned, H/PR432/E004CAN, 152 Credits).

What will I learn?

The year is packed with theoretical and practical training that includes:

Game Theory
Game Graphics
Game Scripting
Game Technology
Specialization / Final Exam Project


What are the entry requirements?


What are the entry requirements?

You must have a valid senior/matric / grade 12 certificate or NQF4 equivalent.
Please provide answers to all the questions and submit the portfolio (PDF or Printed A4) with the documents requested in the enrolment application form.

How much does the course cost?

R74, 500.00

How much does the course cost?

The annual course fee for 2018 is R74 500, and includes a year licence for the Adobe Creative Suite. Various payment options are available, and detailed in the application form, along with our general admin fees.

When does the course start?


When does the course start?

The course starts on 31 January 2018.

Do you offer scholarships?

The Distinguished
Talent Scholarship

Do you offer scholarships?

If you have the goods to shine as a visual communicator, the “Distinguished Talent Scholarship” programme is for you. One scholarship per year is awarded to the candidate who most impresses us with their creative work and shows drive and initiative to make full use of their potential.

Career Opportunities

Game Designer -Artist or Programmer | 3D Modeller & Animator | Virtual Reality Developer | Architectural Visualiser | Event Stage & Stand Designer | Interactive Ad Creator

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How it Works

Ready to apply for one of our full time courses? You're only a few steps away. Download our Application Form, fill in your personal details and email it to us, along with the submission requirements, and you're good to go!

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Meet your lecturers

They're pretty awesome

Andrew Barclay

Head of Game

Carl Binneman

Game Lecturer

Hardus jonker

Game Lecturer


Testimonials from students and industry.

Friends of Design stands out as a forward thinking innovative force in higher education that enables students to propel into a creative future. Friends of Design has added tremendous value to the community by generously sharing their knowledge, creativity and expertise, as well as empowering their students to focus on real-world projects.

Dr. Elizabeth Barclay

Western Cape Government

FoD ‘aka’ School of Digital Wizardry. An infectious ethos of creative exploration where tutors and learners are more like creative peers. I learned more in my one year at FoD with industry standard lessons and complimented practical projects. This compared to the prior 2-3 years of attempted self-teaching and research for game design and development. True to its name; I have also made incredible bonds with amazing individuals that I now call my friends.

Lee Ann Davids

Game Graphics & Multimedia Entertainment

During my year with you, there was not a day that went by that I wasn’t learning or challenged in a new way. All of my modules were well structured, enjoyable, informative and well supported by lecturers. I have grown immensely as a game designer, and as I move into the professional field, intend to be an outstanding ambassador for Friends of Design.

Ethan Trueman

Game Graphics & Multimedia Entertainment

Friends of Design’s educational secret sauce has equal parts serious hard work, crazy fun and good industry exposure.

Murray Walker

Game Graphics & Multimedia Entertainment


14 April 2018, from 10am

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