Open Window, Southdowns - Our Open Day was on 20 May and it was a roaring success! 24 May 2017 Read more >> Get first-hand experience of the life of an Open Window student. 15 May 2017 Read more >> Karabo Moletsane is a vibrant, young illustrator/designer and all-round superwoman making waves in the creative industry. 29 Jul 2015 Read more >> OWI Honours student Imile Wepener wins Behance Portfolio Review 20 May 2015 Read more >> Join us at our Open Day and study for more than a career! 23 May 2015 09:00-14:00 19 May 2015 Read more >> As the year rushes to a rapid close, we look back at the highlights of 2014. 3 Dec 2014 Read more >> Join us on Thursday 16 October to fill your studios with fresh creatives. 13 Oct 2014 Read more >> On Saturday, 20 September, visit our planet from 9am-2pm for our Open Day. 17 Sep 2014 Read more >> The Cool Capital and Tshwane spring campaign launch will be taking place on Friday, 29 August 2014, at the Open Window campus in Southdowns, Centurion. 20 Aug 2014 Read more >> Steve Jobs said: "I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something." 22 May 2014 Read more >> The thinking that all you can do with a degree in a creative field is to teach or starve belongs to the past. 10 Jan 2014 Read more >> It has been a busy and productive time at The Open Window and we are proud to say that we have had another year filled with great success and amazing work being produced by our students and staff. 18 Dec 2013 Read more >> As the year draws to a close the time has come to celebrate the work done by the final year students at The Open Window. 19 Nov 2013 Read more >> On Thursday, 24 October, The Open Window School of Visual Communication presents a shopping experience like no other. 16 Oct 2013 Read more >> iMPAC is a festival exploring the film arts. It is a festival of experimentation and celebration. 26 Sep 2013 Read more >> The time has come for you to get all the information you need to kick-start your creative career. The Open Window School of Visual Communication invites prospective students for the January 2014 intake, as well as any other creative individuals to join us at our Open Day on Saturday, 14 September. 11 Sep 2013 Read more >> On May 22, 2013, in twenty-four cities all over the world Portfolio Night happened as it has for the past eleven years, with one exception. For the first time ever, an All-Star from each city was selected. This talented young creative will travel to the Art Directors Club in August 2013 to compete in Portfolio Night All-Stars, a week-long event where they will work on a real brief for a real client. 28 May 2013 Read more >> The Open Window School of Visual Communication has established itself over the last 19 years as one of the finest art and design higher education institutions. 14 May 2013 Read more >> Are you studying to be a pen pusher, but you'd rather create games, design websites or produce videos? The Open Window School of Visual Communication presents degrees and diplomas to prepare you for the not-so-boring careers: art- and film director, illustrator and cartoon artist, graphic- and interior designer as well as photographer and animator. 17 May 2011 Read more >> A great opportunity to start your studies in Design at The Open Window this year with our new July intake (and even earn a scholarship too!). 28 Mar 2011 Read more >> The Open Window School of Visual Communication will host The Loeries Travelling Exhibition at its campus in Irene, Pretoria, from 29 March to 4 April 2011. The exhibition, sponsored by Adobe, showcases the 2010 Loerie winners in a gallery style format together with a show reel of electronic winners. The show visits educational institutions, museums, festivals, expos and agencies across South Africa as well as abroad. 22 Mar 2011 Read more >> Rediscover your inner creativity! Join our Creative Jamboree at The Open Window on Saturday 22 January - a day full of festivities, free workshops, competitions and performances. 19 Jan 2011 Read more >> 2010 has proven to be a rewarding year for The Open Window. The relocation to the spacious and prestigious Southdowns premises in Centurion ensures closer collaboration with the industry, as well as enabling the realization of creative possibilities ranging from organized and industrious learning environments to glamorous exhibition spaces. 13 Dec 2010 Read more >> A group of rookie designers, who are on the verge of graduating in visual communication from The Open Window, will soon be released into the various creative industries. The Open Window will host an exhibition on 25 November to celebrate their conquest over design and launch their new promising careers. 24 Nov 2010 Read more >> You are invited to view a rare sight - an exhibition of 30 interactive video projects by students from The Open Window's Film Department. This exhibition, which takes place on the evening of 30 September, promises to stimulate the senses as sound, image and idea come together. 17 Sep 2010 Read more >> Graphic designer, animator, video artist, motion graphics designer, art director, producer, product designer...these are only a few of the opportunities that talented youngsters have to fulfill dreams of careers in a creative environment. We'll show you how by means of presentations and exhibitions on Saturday 11 September between 9:00 and 14:00. Come and find out if you qualify for one of the several merit and BEE scholarships available! 7 Sep 2010 Read more >> The Open Window School of Visual Communication, in collaboration with Beeld JIP supplement, is hosting its annual JIP Komix Cartoon competition where several bursaries and short courses can be won. 30 Aug 2010 Read more >> The Open Window awards several scholarships to artistic learners who want to pursue a career in the creative fields. 7 May 2010 Read more >> The final year students in the Communication Design Department in collaboration with the marketing department of TUKS took the gold, silver and bronze prizes at the gala event of the Assegai Awards 2009 held on 17 November. 30 Nov 2009 Read more >> Third-year Communication Design students at The Open Window were given the challenge to create a cover for the iconic/culture Wired magazine. To ensure that the students have hit the spot, the Department Head, Ronel Watson, sent the artworks to the Creative Director of Wired Magazine UK, Andrew Diprose, for his comment. 19 Nov 2009 Read more >> The Open Window School of Visual Communication will be presenting a BA Honours degree in Visual Communication at its new campus in Southdowns, Centurion in 2010. Graphic designers, illustrators, web designers, animators and filmmakers with a previous qualification are invited to take their knowledge and experience a notch higher. 18 Nov 2009 Read more >> Imagine the perfect environment in which to create, design and learn in: a campus with high-tech production studios, computer labs with industry-standard equipment, spacious creative studios, a modern research centre, huge lecturing halls, wide open spaces, access to a fully-equipped gym, ample parking and an on-site cafeteria with an amazing view. 23 Oct 2009 Read more >> The Open Window students have continued their winning streak by taking second and third prizes in the South African Banknote Society's recent banknote design competition. 18 Sep 2009 Read more >> An exhibition of artworks generated from conceptual videos titled “Narrative landscapes”, opens in Pretoria this week. The exhibition will include video art, painting, sculpture, installation and performance. 18 Aug 2009 Read more >> See a showcase of student work and demonstrations in graphic design, motion graphics, photography, video, illustration and animation. We will also be introducing our new course in product design. Read more on what The Open Window offers... 6 Aug 2009 Read more >> The Open Window will be introducing an exciting new course in product design next year as part of the existing BA Visual Communication degree. 18 Jun 2009 Read more >> If you are young, creative and interested in entering the world of design and multimedia, The Open Window has several opportunities available to study for a three-year degree or a two-year diploma in visual communication design. 5 Dec 2008 Read more >> “Good taste is just another way of saying you've got the fundamentals of something nailed down to an intuitive level.” (Signal vs. Noise 2008). Anette Barnard, lecturer in Visual Culture at The Open Window School of Visual Communication shares her view on the topic of Good Taste. 2 Dec 2008 Read more >> In its first year of participation in the Direct Marketing Association's (DMA) Assegai Awards, The Open Window School of Visual Communication's design students, in collaboration with marketing students from Tuks, received several accolades in the Student Category of this prestigious annual competition. 11 Nov 2008 Read more >> The Open Window launched a comic and cartoon competition in collaboration with the weekly youth supplement of the Beeld newspaper, JIP, on Friday 25 July. The competition, named JIP Komix, will mainly run on Beeld's website at www.beeld.com. 28 Jul 2008 Read more >> Graphic designer, animator, video artist, motion graphics designer, art director, producer... These are only a few of the opportunities available to talented youngsters who dream of a career in a creative environment. We'll show you how to realise your dreams on Saturday 24 May. 15 May 2008 Read more >> Louis Minnaar, a third-year student at The Open Window School of Visual Communication, took the honours in the animation category at the MNet EDiT online awards ceremony on May 9. 14 May 2008 Read more >> Neil van Vuuren, a final-year Degree student at The Open Window in Pretoria, won the Innovation category at the 2008 Design Indaba with a video production called “Promotion” that deals with the way people have become obsessed with online identities. 17 Mar 2008 Read more >> The cherry on the cake! Besides receiving three merit awards in the SAPPI Think Awards 2007, The Open Window has been mentioned as one of the top four design education institutions in the country. This follows a year of many projects showcased on television, competitions and other successes... 5 Dec 2007 Read more >> What happens when eighteen young imaginative minds are set the task to create artworks inspired by philosophical concepts?
An exhibition of audio-visual installations by The Open Window students, under the guidance of Video producer and lecturer Pluto Panoussis, was recently held in a cellar at Café Riche on Church Square, Pretoria. To quote Diek Grobler, performance artist and art expert: “ This is very interesting exhibition of which both artists and institution,
The Open Window, can be proud. This is clever and thought provoking stuff, well executed!” 5 Oct 2007 Read more >>
The Open Window students equalled their successes of last year by taking, again, the first, second and third prizes in the South African Banknote Society's recent banknote competition. 14 Sep 2007 Read more >> Graphic design is vocational training, and rather narrow specialised training at that. Furthermore, most of today's jobs won't exist in fifteen years and most jobs that will exist in fifteen years don't exist now. ~ Gunnar Swanson 8 Dec 2006 Read more >> The past year has seen many successes for the Illustration Department at The Open Window School of Visual Communication. Besides winning competitions, the students created designs for several exciting projects. The two projects of public interest were the design of the official Soccer World Cup 2010 stamp series and the Wetlands Conservation poster and calendar design. 8 Dec 2006 Read more >>