Friends of Design Is Now Accepting Early Bird Applications For 2020! 

At Friends of Design the early bird doesn’t just catch the worm – they get a sweet deal too. 

 So you’ve made up your mind: the creative world is where you want to be, and Friends of Design Academy of the Digital Arts is going to get you there.   

You likely already know that our state-of-the-art academy offers small, hands-on creative classes for all our acclaimed full-time courses, to give all students the time and attention they need to hone their skills – which is why we’re your first choice. 

 But these small classes also mean there are extremely limited spots available – and with Friends of Design receiving loads of applications each year, these seats are sure to fill up fast.  

 So why not get ahead of the curve and maximise your chances of securing your spot for 2020? 

 We’re now accepting enrolments for all our 2020 full-time courses – and we’ve got some great offers for our early bird students 




  • Early bird students qualify for a massive saving on their course fee. This means that if you enrol for one of our four full-time courses and pay in full by 30 August 2019, your full year will only cost you R65 000. You’ll also receive a free iPad Mini!    
  • If you pay the full amount for the year before 12 January 2020, you’ll get a 5% discount and receive a free iPad Mini. 
  • If you pay your year’s fee in two equal installments, with the first installment paid by 12 January 2020 and the second installment by 3 June 2020, you’ll qualify for a 2% discount.  
  • You can also opt to pay in 11 monthly installments per year, starting in February and ending in December. Please note that these installments must be paid by debit order. 
  • Some more great news for all students: Friends of Design’s fees will not be increasing in 2020! For more details, click here. 



 Friends of Design offers four, full-time, one-year courses. Click on the links below to find out more about each course and what you’ll need to qualify. You’ll also be able to download the necessary application forms. 


Graphic Design 

Web Design & Interactive Media 

Game Graphics & Multimedia Entertainment 

Concept Art 



Friends of Design’s next Early Bird Open Day is on 4 May 2019 and is a must for all prospective 2020 students. 

These presentation sessions are the perfect place for you to find out more about our world-class courses, get to know our lecturers and get answers to any questions you – or your parents – may have. 

In the one-hour session, we’ll provide an overview of our Higher Certificate Graphic Design, Web Publishing and Interactive Media, Game Graphics & Multimedia Entertainment and our Concept Art courses in an interactive presentation. We’ll touch on the various course modules, showcase some incredible examples of student work, and discuss the stats of the South African design industry right now. We’ll even walk you through how to apply. 

Open Days are held on selected Saturdays at Friends of Design’s Cape Town campus, starting at 10 am – 12pm only.   

Because we’d like to chat to all of our prospective students, spots are limited. Avoid disappointment and book your seat now by filling out the form here. 



 If you have any questions, give us a call on 021 300 0298, or email 

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We’d love to hear from you!