Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

Admission and Accreditation

Entry Requirements

You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) for degree purposes.


if you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to qualify for matric exemption from the Matriculation Board.

Pearson Institute will assist with your exemption application to the Board for evaluation.


you need an approved portfolio


you need at least 25 Pearson Institute admission points.


you need to have successfully completed the relevant Foundation Programme.

Calculation of points


 90% - 100% 

 80% - 89% 

 70% - 79% 

 60% - 69%

 50% - 59% 

 40% - 49% 

 30% - 39% 

 0% - 29%

Pearson Institute Points









Qualification Accreditation

Accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE).

Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

Career Options

The career choices for you, as a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design graduate, are varied and employment options include:

Design and Advertising
Desktop publishing
Layout and illustration
Web design