School of Art and
Graphic Design

Qualification: N. Diploma in Art and Design SAQA ID: 90674

Qualification Description

MGM-DETC Art and Design Outcome programme is designed to introduce students / Learners to the world of abstract thinking and communicate ideas through colours, Art work and graphic digital Design.  Through this programme, students / learners will develop skills to communicate visually, Artwork, digitally through standstill imagery as well as motion animation.

Training programme will cover photography, ceramic, glass art, painting, web development, motion animation and digital graphic design. Students / learners will have hands-on experience using state of the art software available in the market for example; Adobe creative products, CorelDraw, Autodesk Maya Motion Animation, 3D Max, SketchUp, etc.  MGM-DETC student / learners will be able to manipulate images and digital work, using the latest digital technologies available.  Join MGM-DETC, If you are interested in art in general and want to take challenges in Art and Graphic Design.

Entry Requirements

Entry to N4

  • National Senior certificate Gr. 12 with min 40% in Maths, Science and English
  • Dully completed NATED N3
  • Dully completed NCV Level 4 (Rating 3)

Entry to N5

  • Dully completed  and all subject passed NATED N4 or 
  • Equivalent qualification

Entry to N6

  • Dully completed  and all subject passed NATED N5 or 
  • Equivalent qualification

Examination Eligibility

In order to be eligible to book a seat to write the National DHET Examinations in Civil Engineering, the Student / learner must meet the following requirements: 
– DP 40%
– Attendance 80%

Module By Trimester

Level N4 SAQA ID: 66831
Level 5

  • Drawing and Design
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management
  • Management Communication
  • Painting Styles  (Traditional painting, Flash painting, Dream Weave painting)
  • Graphic Design (Posters, Manually, Conceptual studies)

Level N5 SAQA ID: 66915
Level 5

  • History of Art/Art Theory I & II
  • Painting Styles (Traditional painting, Flash painting, Dream Weave painting)
  • Graphic Design Drawing
  • Drawing and Design
  • Project Engineering (O)

Level N6 SAQA ID: 66994
Level 5

  • History of Art/Art Theory I & II
  • Painting Styles
  • Graphic Design Drawing
  • Ceramics Craft
  • Drawing and Design
  • Drawing Project (O)
  • Project Management (O)
  • Entrepreneurship (O)

NB: This qualification has been designed to allowed entry into Higher Certificate, National Diploma or Bachelor degree.

Art and graphic Design Career Path

MGM-DETC ensures that our students / learners are well trained and skilled to occupy position in any of the following areas and more:

  • Municipal, provincial/state government departments
  • Engineering consulting firms
  • Construction contractors
  • Property developers
  • Construction manager
  • Building services engineer
  • Engineering geologist
  • CAD Design engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Resource industries, such as oil & gas
  • Public utilities
  • Railroad companies
  • Manufacturing firms
  • Companies that manufacture equipment used by civil engineers

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate and apply essential methods to technical operational systems..
  • Analyse and apply acquired knowledge in performing the tasks and solve common problems.
  • Execute role and responsibilities by being able to summarize, classify, discuss and estimate application processes required through mathematical concepts, technical and schematic diagrams, computer and technology usage in a range of different contexts.
  • Communicate with peers, customers and members of supervisory/management levels by presenting information reliably and accurately in spoken and written form.

Practical Skills Training

Practical training is a very important component in the Art and graphic Design education. at MGM-DETC we prepare our students / learners for workplace and professional life at early stages. We believe that practical experience is a desirable characteristic for engineers, we have put great effort to establish a relationship with privates’ entities to provide student / learners in variety of field where students can practice to prepare them for the future professional life.
Art and graphic Design is essentially a practical career where the theoretical knowledge has to be always accompanied by practical applications. Therefore, the training comprise 2 parts:
a period of 12 months instructional training followed by an intense 10 months technological training, using the state-of-the-art technology which is not found in many institutions, before going to the field for a period of 12 months to qualify for the prestigious qualification of national Diploma.

Our Students do not Struggle to get practical training, from admission to the issuance of National Diploma, The College is in charge 

Design Technology

MGM Learners / Student Complete education and obtain their qualification with an extensive design and engineering knowledge and Mastery of the state of the Art Design Technologies below. MGM-DETC offer Design technology or Design tools Software to it Students /Learners free of charge. The duration of the education license is one year renewable, up to 3 years.

The Adobe Cloud Suites Contains 17 design tools, some of these packages will not be covered during lecturers. However,  Students / Learners who want use the tools,  will have to contact the provider directly. 

Get in Touch with Us

Working hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 16:30 Hrs
(Phone until 17:30 Hrs)
Saturday - 9:00-14:00

We are here

Edupark Block A Webster Street, Polokwane 0699
Phone: +27 15 290 2895
WhatsApp: +27 67 831 4169
Mobile: +27 82 853 3787