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National Certificate: Web and Interactive Media Design


Interactive Designers navigate the road from concept to creation of all things digital. This multidisciplinary field ranges from application design to social media marketing. The role of the designer is to use the principles of design as a means to engage users on the fastest growing, and arguably the most popular, communication medium in the world. 





Features and Benefits

  • This qualification will consist of designing, cross-industry subjects that will include specialized, industry-related subjects such as Design Foundations and Multimedia Web Design 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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  • Showcase of student work at our annual design showcase and annual Date Night where potential industry partners are invited.

  • The opportunity to apply for an internal internship program with AIE which will prepare students for the workplace.

  • Get a free Office 365 Education A1 license, valid for the duration of your studies. 

  • Job placement assistance through our industry network and online recruitment portal, exclusively available to AIE graduates. Visit for more.  


Admission Requirements


Hardware Requirements

Please note that you are required to have your own computer for this qualification. AIE, in partnership with Dell and TripleH committed to supplying every student with a Dell laptop to support our DigitalCampus initiative. Available exclusively to AIE students, devices can now be financed with your tuition fees. We provide three models:



  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, Dell Latitude 3510, i7, 8GB
  • HIGHHigh Spec, Dell Latitude 3510, i7, 16GB

R18 000.00Learn More

The foundation for intense graphic and processor heavy tasks.

10th Generation Intel Core i7-10510U (4 Core, 8M cache, base 1.8GHz, to 4.9GHz), 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch, Camera & Microphone, Power Button with Touch Fingerprint Reader, 8GB,1x8GB, DDR4 Non-ECC, DDR4, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, 1Nvidia GeForce MX230 w/2GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory, 4 Cell 53Whr Express Charge Capable Battery, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

R19 500.00 Learn More

Same foundation, more memory...for those who want to get a little more serious.

10th Generation Intel Core i7-10510U (4 Core, 5.6" FHD WVA (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare Non-Touch, Camera & Microphone, Power Button with Touch Fingerprint Reader, 16GB,2x8GB, DDR4 Non-ECC, 15.6" LCD Display Back Cover, WLAN, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Nvidia GeForce MX230 w/2GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

Salaries & Skills


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  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    Full Time 

    • 12 months, 130 credits (10 Sessions/Week, 2:00 hours each, 3 days/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. 

    Online & Part-Time  

    • Part-Time = 12 months, 120 credits (2 Hours on Campus session - 1 x Week @ 18:00 / 6 Hours on Campus session - Every 2nd Saturday @ 08:00) 
    • Online = 12 Months, 120 credits (2 Hours Online session - 1 x Week @ 18:00) 
    • Credits are obtained through a combination of live virtual classes, pre-recorded video lectures and project-based tasks. 
    *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. 
  • 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 (Unlimited, 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 myAIE student portal, myAIECommunicator App and student support team via phone, email and tickets
    • Goggles VR Headset

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 

myWay Hybrid Learning is a technology mediated delivery method that extends the benefit of flexibility and technology to all students. Our unique and modern approach to learning three main delivery methods


Have all your classes ready to be downloaded and watched, anytime, anywhere.


Never miss a classs because of health, traffic, or transport issues.


A personalized class schedule, attend class on campus, virtually or both.

Full Time, Hybrid Learning

A traditional method of full time learning with a modern-day add-on. Reach your full potential through our myWay Hybrid Learning Full Time classes. These classes can be attended on campus, virtually or both. This method gives each student the ultimate flexibility to combine on campus and virtual lecturers based on their individual preferences.

Part Time, Hybrid Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provide you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Hybrid Learning with at home exercises/assignments, campus and/or virtual classes at a manageable schedule and pace. Part time sessions are conducted after hours and some sessions are conducted on Saturdays.

Online, Virtual Learning

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)


Planning Interactive Media

  • Resources for Interactive Media

  • Planning Interactive Media

  • Proposing Interactive Media

  • Gathering Interactive Media Content



Graphics for Online

  • Draw Electronic Graphics

  • Graphics for Multimedia

  • Graphics for Digital Photography



Web Coding

  • Web Development Products

  • Web Coding




  • Animation

  • Sound Editing



Marketing & Multimedia

  • Developing a Marketing Plan

  • Websites in Business




Interactive Media Solutions

  • Designing Interactive Media

  • Editing Interactive Media

  • Delivering Interactive Media Content



Cyber Security

  • Administering Security Systems



Adobe Certifications

  • Adobe Illustrator: Adobe Illustrator Beginner & Advanced


  • Adobe Photoshop: Adobe Photoshop Beginner & Advanced

  • Atom: for HTML, CSS, JavaScript & Bootstrap





WOP: Workplace Preparation (On exit only)

This module is designed to prepare learners for the workplace.

  • Compiling a Portfolio

  • Creating a Curriculum Vitae

  • Maintaining and Social Media Profile

  • Preparing for an interview

  • Registering on the AIE Recruitment Portal

  • Seeking Employment

  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
  • 03 March 2021
    08 March 2021
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
  • 03 March 2021
    08 March 2021
    Full Time
  • 03 March 2021
    08 March 2021
    Part Time
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
  • 03 March 2021
    08 March 2021
    Part Time
  • 03 March 2021
    08 March 2021
    Full Time

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