CPUT Diploma: Visual Communication Design Courses and Fees

CPUT Diploma: Visual Communication Design Courses and Fees

Course Information and Fees


Diploma: (Diploma)

A graphic designer is a visual communicator, someone who creates visual concepts by hand or by using computer software. They communicate ideas to inspire, inform and captivate consumers. Graphic Designers communicate ideas visually to a range of target markets. This can include digital design, illustration, labels and packaging, corporate identity, logos, branding, web page design, photography magazine layout, brochures, billboards and magazine layout.

Career Opportunities

The fields of employment are advertising agencies, design studios, printing and publishing houses. Graduates can become creative directors, art directors, package designers, brand identity developers, logo designers, illustrators and web page designers. After gaining practical experience, a graphic designer may decide to become self-employed as a freelance designer.

Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

Second Year

Compulsory subject(s):

Third Year

Compulsory subject(s):
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time /
Course is offered on District Six Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Ms P Makubalo
Telephone: +27 21 460 3296/+27214609010
Fax: –
Email: makubalop@cput.ac.za
NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2024 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning. 


This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.

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