Category Archives: Academy Work

Open Day – 7 March

Our first Open Day for 2020 is just around the corner! We’ll be welcoming prospective students and their families to our campus on 7 March 2020.

The Open Day runs from 10:00 until 13:00 and there will be talks held at 10:30 and 12:00. What we’re doing a little differently this year is we’ll be holding a portfolio workshop on the day too (11:30 – 12:30), which means you can attend the workshop and come to our Open Day all in one visit!

If you’re interested, please RSVP to Louise here.

Emma Strydom wins SDAY 2019!

We’ve just heard that Academy alumnus Emma Strydom has won the overall award for the Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents (SDAY). She was named as one of 21 finalists in December and was recently named as the winner of it all!

She won for her work Sifunda, which covers interactive learning and early childhood development.

You can learn more about her achievement here.

Short Courses 2020

The Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography offers various short courses, that can help individuals and business employees expand their skills. 

A variety of short courses are on offer. Currently these include creative and marketing courses. Some of our most popular courses are things like:

  • Introduction to Basic Digital Photography
  • Cruiseship Photography
  • Digital Marketing
  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign
  • Introduction to Graphic Design

This year, we’re adding some new exciting courses to meet the needs of creatives right now. These will include:

  • Introduction to Instagram
  • Bookbinding
  • Food Photography.

The calendar and course descriptions can be found on our website here.

Or you can mail Vanessa here for more info.

We hope to see you on campus soon!

Karlien de Villers featured in the Sunday Times

One of our lecturers, Karlien de Villiers, was just featured in the Sunday Times for her amazing art and illustration. We are so proud!

The article tracks her past and delves into her creative inspiration and thoughts on art and creativity. You can read it here.

To see more of Karlien’s awesome work (and yes we do say so ourselves!) you can visit her website here.

Stellenbosch Triennale 2020

We are so proud to be involved in the Stellenbosch Triennale 2020, which runs from 11 February to 30 April next year! It centres around the theme: Tomorrow there will be more of us and features multiple artists and exhibitions across Stellenbosch. We’ll be involved in a number of ways and we are very excited to tell you more as we get closer to the event.

For now, you can learn more about the Triennale at their website here, or their official release here.

Second Year Student Sandra Nagel featured on Bubblegum Club

Sandra Nagel, who is currently in second year at the Academy majoring in photography, has been featured on the Bubblegum Club website. This in-depth chat looks at her work and inspirations as well as her plans for the future.

We’ve included just one picture here so you have to visit the site to see more – because believe us… you want to see more!

You can read Sandra’s piece on Bubblegum Club here.

And you can follow her on Instagram here.