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Postgraduate Diploma in Education in Design

Greenside Design Center is now offering a Postgraduate Diploma in Education in Design.
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The programme aims to address a shortage of skills in the current education system, namely the competencies of educators who carry the responsibility of teaching design but who have insufficient education and training in design, or design thinking.

The target audience of the programme is existing and future educators of design at FET level. The purpose of the qualification is to develop the knowledge-base and skill set specifically of educators who teach the subject of Design at Grades 10, 11 and 12.

The programme also serves to promote the subject of design in the South African basic education system. Design is frequently misunderstood by laypeople resulting in a failure to recognise its economic value and socio-political impact and influence. To recognise the value of design thinking skills in general education, as well as its application in the teaching of other subjects. The proposed programme supports this drive by demonstrating the value of design to broader populations, and upskilling those who teach it.

Features and benefits
  • Keeping in line with the requirements for educator training.
  • The purpose of the programme is to introduce design as a subject to educators.
  • The qualification will focus on developing a knowledge base for educators who are currently teaching Design in Grades 10-12.
  • The progamme makes use of an integrated approach by looking at competencies across design and education.
  • Graduates are able to effectively teach Design.
The programme aims more specifically to address the complexities of design acknowledging its theoretical and practical processes and outputs; acknowledging its role in socio-political contexts; acknowledging its transdiciplinary and multidiscinplanry nature; and importantly the problem-solving, critical, analytical, self-reflective and creative thinking skills involved in design. It is offered on a part-time basis to accommodate teachers who are employed.

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education in Design - Teacher in Design Thinking
  • SAQA ID: 110544, NQF8
Articulation options
  • On completion of the programme, graduates may continue with further study in Masters level education or design studies.
  • In horizontal articulation the programme is comparable to Honours Degrees in Education, Art and any other Design Disciplines.
Admission requirements
  • National Senior Certificate (Grade 12); plus a
  • NQF level 7 (BA Degree in Education or Design)
  • Full time. 120 credits.
  • 1 year: full-time
  • Part-time: 120 credits
  • 2 years part-time

Greenside Design Center's press office

Greenside Design Center The Greenside Design Center is a Private Higher Education Institution registered with the Department of Education to offer BA and BA Hons degrees in Graphic, Interior and Multimedia design.