Honours in Graphic Design

About this degree

The BAHons (Graphic Design) is a highly challenging postgraduate programme that gives you the opportunity to develop specialised design expertise in an area of graphic design or multimedia that interests you the most.

Within the structure of four compulsory, integrated modules, you will extend your knowledge of design-related trends, concepts and theory and you will develop advanced conceptual, perceptual and design abilities. You will also direct and drive your own projects and engage in independent academic research in your chosen field of design specialisation, under the guidance of a supervisor.

The emphasis throughout is on developing designers who are well-rounded, think independently, and who find new, innovative and ethical ways of working in the design industry, given the challenges around productivity, money, technology and human resources.

What makes our honour’s degree unique is not only its academic rigour but also its emphasis on real world application. We also offer you flexibility of Saturday classes, attending workshops and online discussions to accommodate working designers. As a BAHons (Graphic Design) graduate, you will be highly sought after in the job market, as you will have a sophisticated portfolio of design work. You will also have the skills for senior design positions, such as independent thinking, self-discipline, perseverance, finding innovative solutions to issues, working in groups and communicating effectively.




Course summary

  • Location Midrand Campus
  • Study Mode Full-time (FT)
  • Start Date February. Two semesters per academic year. February (1st semester) and July (2nd semester). We do offer Saturday classes with consultations during the week at convenient times for students employed full-time
  • Entry Requirement Recognised undergraduate degree or equivalent in graphic design; minimum of 60% average; portfolio; selection interview conducted; written motivation; may need to have completed specific modules; may consider RPL 
  • Accreditation HEQC and SAQA
  • Study Duration 1 year


  • Pearson Institute of Higher Education, 44 Alsatian Road, Glen Austin Extension 3, Midrand, South Africa, 1685
  • +27 11 690 1700
  • info.pihe@pearson.com