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Friends of Design

Friends of Design

Friends Of Design -

Friends Of Design -

Game Development and Digital Arts

Friends Of Design
Friends of Design (Academy of Digital Arts) was founded 2006 and has enjoyed much success as one of Cape Town’s leading digital training institutions.
Subjects Offered in Courses
  • Game Graphics & Multimedia Entertainment
    (1 year full time, fully accredited, NQF Level 5)
  • Print Design & Publishing
    (1 year full time, fully accredited, NQF Level 5)
  • Web Publishing & Interactive Media
    (1 year full time, fully accredited, NQF Level 5)
  • Evening Short Courses
  • Online Courses
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Contact Details:
Where you can find us:

186 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001

Tel:
+27 (0)21 300 0298
Email
info@friendsofdesign.net
Game Course manager:
lars@friendsofdesign.net

Game Graphics & Multimedia Entertainment

(1 year full time, fully accredited, NQF Level 5)

The interactive entertainment industry is the third most important future market by now. This course will prepare you for it. From Game Theory, interactive media production to 3D modelling for real-time 3D environments to game engine use and scripting this course sets you up for a career involving game technology.  Here, you use your creative skills and explore the realms of game technology for entertainment, educational, mobile, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality purposes. More details here.

Print Design & Publishing

(1 year full time, fully accredited, NQF Level 5)

The Centre for Fine Art Animation and Design School Year 3

Our version of a graphics design course with bonus content. As well as provide you with the technical software skills you’ll need to survive in the print design industry, this course is geared towards giving you a thorough, overall understanding of graphic design and visual aesthetics. Not only will you learn how to efficiently create awesome logos, brochures, book covers, adverts magazine layouts and more, but you’ll also learn how to work with the fundamental design principals and elements that permeate every creative profession. More details here.

Web Publishing & Interactive Media

(1 year full time, fully accredited, NQF Level 5)

The Centre for Fine Art Animation and Design School Year 4

Embrace the world of multimedia! This course brings your creative ideas and designs to life through practical training in web publishing, video production, visual effects and 2D animation. Learn how to work with the visually impressive side of these mediums, and walk away with technical, behind-the-scenes skills in everything from HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and jQuery to CMS, responsive design, motion graphics and editing. Everything you need to prepare yourself for a career in web and interactive media. More details here.

Evening Short Courses

Evening Short Courses

For those of you already working we offer evening short courses from Monday to Wednesday starting at 5.30pm. Those short course focus on specific topics or software packages like Adobe Photoshop, 3D modelling, HTML5, AfterEffects, e-Pub, etc. Take a look here.

Online Courses

You want to do short courses but cannot come to Cape Town? We also offer topic online courses, have a look here.

Prestige Academy

Prestige Academy

Prestige Academy

Prestige Academy

Prestige Academy

Prestige Academy is a Private Higher Education Institution situated in Bellville, Cape Town and Centurion.   The Bellville campus offer a 2 year Diploma in 3D Design and Digital Animation as well as a 3 year  Bachelor of Applied Arts (3D Animation).

Courses

Diploma in 3D Design and Digital Animation and Bachelor of Applied Arts (3D Animation)

Admission Requirements

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR DIPLOMA IN 3D DESIGNA ND DIGITAL ANIMATION

The minimum admission requirements is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 30 – 39% in the language of learning and teaching of the institution (in our case it is English) coupled with an achievement rating of 3, 40-49% or better in four recognised subjects.

**Students will be required to submit a portfolio of evidence when enrolling for the Diploma in 3D Design and Digital Animation.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR 3 YEAR BACHELOF OF APPLIED ARTS (3D ANIMATION)

The minimum admission requirements is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 30 – 39% in the language of learning and teaching of the institution (in our case it is English) coupled with an achievement rating of 4, 50-59% or better in four designated subjects.

**Students will be required to submit a portfolio of evidence when enrolling for the Bachelor of Applied Arts (3D Animation)

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Contact Details

Bellville Town Campus:

Bellville Business park
D J Wood Way

Tel: 021-9495036/7

Centurion Campus:

1023 Bank Avenue
Centurion

Tel: (012) 683 9942

Email:

Email Contact Form on Prestige Academy.

Year 1

  • 3D Computer Graphics
  • Foundations of Design
  • Applied 3D Computer Graphics
  • Foundations of Animations
  • Basic Compositing
  • Modeling and Modifiers

Year 2

Entrepreneurship Digital Character Animation Applied Rigging and Enveloping Non-Linear Animation Rendering and Texturing Applied post Production Work-Based Learning

City Varsity

City Varsity

City Varsity

City Varsity

Animation School

City Varsity

City Varsity is a Cape Town and Johannesburg based school which offers the courses and classes in Animation and Advanced animation on a diploma level.

 

Courses Offered
  • 1 Year in Diploma in Animation / Advanced Diploma in Animation and New Media
  • 2 Years in Diploma in Animation / Advanced Diploma in Animation and New Media
  • 3 Years in Diploma in Animation / Advanced Diploma in Animation and New Media
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Contact Details

Cape Town:

Tel: +27 (0)21 466 6800

Email: info@cityvarsity.co.za

Johannesburg:

Tel: +27 (0)11 634 9840

Email: info@cityvarsity.co.za

Year 1

Subjects include:

  • Animation Pre-Production 1
  • Animation 1
  • Digital 1
  • Animated Titles 1
  • Contextual Studies 1 – Film Appreciation, Art History and Visual Literacy

Year 2

Subjects include:

  • Animation Pre-Production 2
  • Animation 2
  • Digital  2
  • Editing
  • Compositing 2
  • Contextual Studies 2 – Visual Literacy 2, Art History 2

Year 3

Subjects throughout the year are:

  • Professional Development
  • Animation 3
  • Digital  3
  • Work Integrated Learning
  • Compositing 3
SAE Institute

SAE Institute

SAE Institue

SAE Institue

Animation and VFX School

SAE Institute

The SAE Institue is a Cape Town based school which offers a Higher Certificate qualification in animation & VFX

Skills you will learn:

You will learn:

  • Storytelling
  • Drawing
  • 3D animation
  • Post production
  • Industry knowledge
  • Principles of animation
  • Animation tools
  • Project management
Graduates will be able to apply for the following types of positions:
  • Character Animator
  • Character Designer
  • Environment Artist
  • Concept Artist
  • Texture Artist
  • Visual Effects Artist
  • Storyboard Artist
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Contact Details

Location:

Unit A307, Woodstock Exchange,Woodstock, SA , 7925

T: +27 (0) 87 351 0828

F: +27 (0) 86 212 5459
E: capetown@sae.edu

HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN ANIMATION AND VFX

Semester Layout ( 1 Year ):

SAE Institute - Animation School

SEMESTER 1

  • Fundamentals of Drawing
  • Scripting & Storyboarding
  • Motion Graphics
  • Principles of 3D Modelling
  • Principles of 2D Animation

SEMESTER 2

  • Modelling Digital Environments
  • 3D Animation
  • Visual Effects (VFx)
  • Advanced Character Animation
  • Creative Project