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Student Life




Over and above enriching your mind and furthering your studies, the overall student experience is fundamental to your growth and industry readiness.

Student Support ensures that you get the individual attention you need. Our Lecturers are equipped to identify students that need that bit of extra help or even external counselling.

To help you along your journey, we also offer developmental workshops, individual consultations, subject specific tutorials, work readiness programmes and work integrated learning.

The Student Council plays an important part in the “life” of DSSA campuses. The student council is responsible for arranging a number of social, cultural and sporting events such as:

  • Theatre clubs
  • Sports days
  • Fashion shows
  • Student Banquets
  • Braai’s
  • Fun walks
  • Charity Drives

Be Inspired

The Design School is proud of its students and their work. Annually we host an Industry Day where key industry players are invited to view our students work. This is an opportunity for students to engage with potential employers, and also receive constructive criticism on their work.

The Design School also participates in industry events such as SA Fashion Week, the Sansui Summer Cup, PG Bison and Plascon Colour Design awards. We use these relationships as opportunities to showcase our students work.

The Design School Southern Africa is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (Pty) Ltd which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education and training institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997 (reg. no. 2007/HE07/002). Company registration number: 1987/004754/07.