This course sees concepts, creations and designs realised in full interactivity through both theoretical training and practical application in a world that is digitally led.

Web design and its related fields are in massive demand internationally, as creatives who understand both the development of websites, as well as how to make them look beautiful, are worth their weight in gold. This vital course incorporates the nitty-gritty of coding and elements of back-end development, along with interactive narratives and front-end web design. During this applied programme, you will not only engage with a curriculum centered around web design and development but also explore a few essential multimedia skills such as video editing, and animations for web. Throughout the year, your time will be spent learning tricks, tools and procedures to complete projects that require conceptual thinking and problem-solving skills.

So, if you’re passionate about building websites and interactive content that functions seamlessly, and looks incredible, this is the course for you!

Note: Upon completion of this course you will be awarded the Higher Certificate in Web Publishing and Interactive Media, NQF-level 5 (SAQA ID 88182, HEQSF-aligned, H/PR432/E003CAN, 152 Credits).


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

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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?

The annual course fee for 2020 is R76 800, 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.

What are the 2020 Course Dates?


What are the 2020 Course Dates?

The term dates for the year 2020 are:
– Term 1: 04 Feb – 12 Apr
– Term 2: 22 Apr – 21 Jun
– Term 3: 08 Jul – 13 Sep
– Term 4: 23 Sep – 22 Nov


The Distinguished Talent Scholarship

Do You Offer Scholarships?

If you have the goods to shine, the “Distinguished Talent Scholarship” programme is for you. One scholarship is awarded to the candidate who most impresses us and shows initiative to achieve their full potential.

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Full-time-web: Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities.

Web Designer | Front End Web Developer | App Developer | Interaction Designer | UI Designer | UX Designer |
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Full-time web: Meet your lecturers

Meet your lecturers They are pretty Awesome!

Kerry Hugill

Head of Web

Pierre Marqua

HTML & CSS Lecturer

Sabrina Kopp

UI Lecturer

Amber Pitcher

JavaScript Lecturer

Ansurette Lourens

Film Lecturer

Arno Welgemoed

Development Lecturer

Full-time Web Testimonials

What people say about usTestimonials from students and industry.

Studying at Friends of Design is like being part of a secret society, where they teach you how to “hack the system”. I can’t believe people actually get paid to design and live out their creativity in this way. I highly recommend FOD to anyone interested in a career in design.

Rona Lochner
Graphic Design + Web Design & Motion Graphics, 2016 – 2017

Being one of the students who applied straight out of high school,I have no regrets about my decision. I love it here at Friends Of Design! The lecturers are all lovely, the location is amazing, and the coffee is delicious. I am amazed at how far I have come as a designer in such a short time and all the opportunities I have received thanks to the college.

Amber Pitcher
Graphic Design + Web Design + Game Technology, 2016 – 2018

Almost everything I did while at FoD has helped my career, from design to video editing. I’m now a full-stack web developer preparing to start my own game studio in a year or two.

Kenny Web
Graphic Design + Web Design + Game Technology, 2014 – 2016

I’m a front-end developer at an advertising agency, which isn’t the career I thought I’d be in. It was Friends of Design that opened my eyes to the possibilities of development, and studying there was the best decision.

Dominica Wannenburg
Graphic Design + Web Design + Game Technology, 2014 – 2016

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