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National Certificate: Web and Interactive Media Design


The purpose of an Interactive Designer is to plan and create websites. This may not involve substantial academic content competent to the qualification, but rather focus on the practical aspects required such as authoring/compiling/putting together components for e-learning running off Internet, intranet, and CD ROM. In doing the former, qualifying learners can create an interface for communication, entertainment and information devices. In addition, qualifying learners are able to compile interactive presentations, graphics and photographic elements, 2D animation, that is, visual content for marketing purposes, to contribute to film, television, and video productions.


This qualification will equip the learners with the skills and knowledge to present content such as moving images, animation, video, audio and video game content.


Features and Benefits


  • This qualification will consist of designing, cross - industry subjects that will include specialized, industry related subjects such as Design Principles, Design Management, Digital Design and Computer Applications and many more.  
  • Get experience across multiple devices and media platforms.  
  • Learn critical industry used software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator,  Adobe Animate and Adobe Dreamweaver 


  • Get internationally certified as either an ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) Photoshop CC, ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) Illustrator CC or ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) Dreamweaver CC to increase job readiness.  
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  • Get job ready with our Workplace Preparation module where you will learn how to compile your own personal design portfolio, enhance your CV, handle yourselves in a design job interview, how to be resourceful in job hunting and managing your online reputation.  
  • Job placement assistance through our industry network and online recruitment portal. 
  • Showcase of student work at our annual internal Job Fair for exposure to potential employers as well as the popular Rage Expo or Comicon. 

Admission Requirements:


*Should the student not have any background in either arts or design it is HIGHLY recommended that the one year FET Certificate: Design Foundation NQF4 is completed prior to this qualification. 

Salaries & Skills


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  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    Full Time 

    • 12 months, 130 credits (10 Sessions/Week, 2:00 hours each, +- 2 ½ day/week, class times are between 08:30 & 16:00) 
    • All credits are achieved via your study duration at the institute, studio time and project-based assignments. 

    *Sessions will be grouped together to lower cost of traveling, however, in some cases classes may not follow this convention and schedules are subject to change. 


    Online & Part Time  

    • Part Time = 12 months, 120 credits (2 x evening classes, 18:00 to 21:00, Mon & Wed OR Tues & Thur) 
    • Online = 12 Months, 120 credits (Online live classes, twice/week, 17:00 - 18:00, Mon & Wed OR Tues & Thurs) 
    • Credits are obtained through a combination of live virtual classes, pre-recorded video lectures and project-based tasks. 
  • Career Options

    • Web Designer 
    • Video Game Content Designer 
    • Sound & Video Editor 
    • Multimedia Artist/Animator 
    • Game Asset Creator 
  • Study Kit

    Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain: 


    • HUION H420 Tablet Drawing Board. 
    • Adobe Student Licence valid for one year. 
    • Free WIFI (10GB/Month, On Campus only). 
    • Art equipment including, 24 Piece Pencil Set, Sketchpad, notepad. 
    • Electronic study guides. 
    • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter and Getting Started Guide. 
    • Access to our myAcademy student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets.  

What you get

This qualification is designed to provide the student with multiple certificates
and qualifications, both locally and internationally recognised by industry for maximum employability 

On completion the student will earn: 


  • National Qualification: National Certificate: Interactive Media (SAQA ID: 49121, NQF Level 5, 141 Credits) 
  • International Certifications (Choose One): ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) Photoshop CC, ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) Illustrator CC, ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) Dreamweaver CC 

Our Learning Methods

At AIE, The Academic Institute of Excellence we understand that that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques. This is influenced by many factors including, circumstances, location, field of study and learning preference. It is for this reason that we have developed our myWay learning methodology, a unique and modern approach to blended learning that encompasses multiple delivery methods, involving our three main channels.

Full Time

Reach your full potential through our myWay Instructor-led or Mentorship based classes combined with interactive lessons, practical assignments and in-field experience, combined with our blended platform to make up a full day or selective days within a week.

Part Time

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.


We have re-defined online learning. Our myWay Online Learning ensures that the student is supported by technology and people throughout his academic journey. We focus on a blended learning approach, combining online Virtual Classrooms, at home exercises, activities and project-based assignments bundled with fully developed video lectures, all managed by our student learning platform.

Career Video

Watch this video to understand a day in the life of an interactive media designer. 

Important Notes

Please note that you are required to have your own computer. This can be in the form of a laptop or desktop PC. Should you not have one, we can supply you with a laptop as part of your package. Please note that additional costs will apply. The below shows the recommended specification.


CPU Intel® Core™ i5 or i7, 2.4 GHZ or more (i7 preferred)
MEMORY 8GB DDR3 Memory (16GB preferred)
GRAPHICS Dedicated 1GB graphics card (NVIDIA recommended) 
OPERATING SYSTEM Windows 10 (64 Bit)


Core Modules

Core modules are at the heart of your qualification and where you will be spending most of your study time.

  • RND-101: Research and Communication
  • DOP-101: Design Principals
  • DOP-102: Design Management
  • DOP-103: User Interface Design
  • DOP-104: Design Project
  • DDC-102: 2D Digital Design and Computer Applications 
  • Visual Design Using Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator
  • DDC-103: Motion Digital Design and Computer Applications 
  • 2D Animation with Adobe Animate/Flash 
  • DDC-104: Web Digital Design and Computer Applications 
  • Foundations of Web Design with Adobe Dreamweaver
  • NET-102: Network Systems
  • POR-101: Portfolio Preparation



Extra Modules

Finish off your studies with the extra modules, designed to add additional value to your existing qualifications based on industry requirements.

  • WOP: Workplace Preparation (On exit only)
  • Learn how to compiling your CV, handle yourselves in an interview, how to be resourceful in job hunting and managing your online reputation. 


The following software programs will be covered during your studies:

  • Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, 3D Max, Adobe Animate, Adobe Dreamweaver



    No dates have been specified for this course.
    Please contact The CAD Corporation for more information and dates on this course.
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