Category Archives: Academy Work

Second and Third Year Photography Students on a Field Trip

Our second and third year students doing our BA in Photography recently took a field trip all the way from Stellenbosch to Cape Town city centre. They began by visiting Photohire Print Lab, where they were shown various types of Fine Art printing by the resident master printer. Following this, they visited Photo Centre, where they were given an incredibly interesting talk on exhibition spaces and just what goes into planning and exhibiting a body of work in the best possible way.

To round off the experience, our student did a walkabout at the Iziko Slave Lodge Museum with our very own Visual Studies lecturer, Irene Grobbelaar-Lenoble, who gave us a talk on her own exhibition, which is currently running at the museum.

Check out more pics from the day below!


Adobe Design Achievement Awards Semifinalists

What amazing news! We’ve just heard that we’ve received 21 semifinalists for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards.

You can check out all of their work on the Adobe website here.

The full list of our students who have been recognised is below.

Art Direction
Mignon Venter x 1 Semi-Finalist
Zanri Du Plooy x 2 Semi-Finalists
Monet La Cock x 1 Semi-Finalist
Traver Prinsloo x 1 Semi-Finalist
Keagan Clack x 1 Semi-Finalist
Monique Bonthuys x 1 Semi-Finalist

Alena Gelen x 1 Semi-Finalists
Carla Smit x 5 Semi-Finalists
Duncan Knowers x 1 Semi-Finalist

Joel Staak x 1 Semi Finalist
Coerine Hatingh x 1 Semi Finalist
Andrea Swart: x 1 Semi Finalist
Jereon Slee x 2 Semi Finalists

Graphic Design
Kelsey Cloete x 2 Finalists

Open Day 18 August 2018

It’s time for our next Open Day!

We’ll be showing people around our campus and telling them all about what they could learn at the Academy on Saturday 18 August.

There will be talks at 10:30 and 12:00 where we’ll go into even more detail. We’d love to see you there!

If you’re interested in attending, please send a mail to Louise.

Creative Exchange – Domboshava Cave and Hill

Another communiqué from our Honours students in Zimbabwe!

The Domboshava Cave and Hill! A sacred place to some and a great beauty to others. With landscapes straight out of Dr. Seuss and more moss and lichen than a hairy moon. Ancient cave paintings were our first checkpoint and ushered us on towards the peak! We made it in record time and gave each other high fives, as Ian tried to fit more boulders in his bag. We were treated to a spectacular sunset. Truly the best of Zimbabwe! – Joel Staak

Check out more photos below!

Graphic Designers Zimbabwe

More communiques from our Honours students on creative exchange in Zimbabwe!


On Friday 6 July the students had the opportunity of sharing creative work in a conference with talented designers from GDZ (Graphic Designers Zimbabwe). Design for sustainability was a major topic. Our students had the ability to get more intimate and exchange creative ideas and contact details and everyone were greatly inspired by the shared knowledge, enthusiasm and exchange of skills.