Friends of Design Bursaries South Africa.

Friends of Design Bursaries South Africa.


Friends of Design – Academy of Digital Arts was established in Cape Town in 2006 and are proudly one of the leading digital training institutions within the Cape. The institution is recognised by the Department of Higher Education and are an Adobe Authorised Training Centre, as well as a Certiport Authorised Testing Centre.


Friends of Design offer both part-time and full-time training courses for students with creative flair who wish to enter the industry.


Friends of Design are offering bursaries to the value of R69 980 (which also covers transport to and from the academy in Cape Town CBD).

The bursary will cover 3 courses of study:
Web Publishing and Interactive Media (1 year certificate)
This programme is a full-time, practical and has a fixed curriculum that focuses on web publishing, visual effects, video production and 2D animation.
Students who complete this certificate will leave with technical skills in JavaScript, jQuery, CSS3, HTML and much more.

Game Graphics and Multimedia Entertainment (1 year certificate)
This is a full time course is aimed at gaming enthusiasts and interactive media interested students who wish to pursue a career in this field.
Students who complete this certificate will be able to explore game technology for educational purposes, as well as for entertainment, mobile and web purposes.

Print Design and Publishing
This full time programme is aimed at equipping students with a thorough understanding of graphic design and visual aesthetics.
Students will learn to design adverts, brochures, logos, book covers and so much more. They will also be taught how to apply fundamental design elements and principals, necessary for creative professionals.
Courses will commence in February 2017. Apply now if you would like to equip yourself with all the technical software skills and visual aesthetics skills needed for a career in the design industry.


Applicants must meet the following minimum criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen
  • At least 18 years old
  • Completed Matric


Download and complete the Friends of Design Bursary Enrolment Form (pdf).

Please include the following items along with your application form:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate and proof of any other qualifications (certified copies)
  • Answers to the questions in the application form
  • Completed creative tasks per the application form (submission requirements section)
  • A few selected pieces of your own portfolio works, showcasing your creativity

Complete application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted (in a zipped file) to:


2 December


For any bursary-related enquiries, please contact:
Tel: 021 300 0298
Fax: 086 743 7426