Stellenbosch Academy / Where ideas have Space
As an educational institution of high calibre, the Academy is committed to providing students with an exceptional standard of education and a solid foundation upon which to build a successful professional future in the creative industries.
Our Vision is to set a new benchmark for Visual Communication in higher education. We are dedicated to growing a new generation of highly motivated, thoughtful and technologically adept designers, photographers, art directors and illustrators who are consistently able to produce intelligent, exciting and relevant visual communication.
To provide opportunities for high quality vocational learning and access to lifelong learning pathways
To promote understanding between cultural and gender groups and transformation in the fields of design and photography, and in so doing, to contribute to the economic and social development of the broader spectrum of South African society
To grow and develop students whose academic and professional conduct embodies the principles of good citizenship
Through a learning method based on investigation and experimentation,we encourage and assist students in their personal journey of creative expression towards a fulfilling professional career.
We believe that the theoretical and social aspects of design are as important as the development of technical skills, and that it is important for students to understand the linkages between the social, aesthetic and technical aspects of their work. To this end we make visible the connections between different courses, so that students develop an overall appreciation of how the various aspects of their studies are interlinked
To assist them to find their place in the world, our students are exposed on a regular basis to the expertise of professional guest speakers in addition to the full-time teaching programme,and are provided with opportunities to participate in specialised workshops and cultural outings
The Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography (Pty) Ltd trading as Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography is registered as a private higher education institute in terms of section 54(l)(c) of the Act and regulation 16(4)(a) to offer the following approved higher education programmes and in accordance with the criteria of providing higer education outlined in section l of the Act:
A) Bacherlors of Arts in Applied Design
B) Certificate in Commercial Photography
News and Updates
Stellenbosch Academy ranked No.1 Educational Institute by The Loeries!
Gold Loerie winner, Niquita Bento: Newspaper and Magazine Advertising
Gold Loerie winner, Carla Correia: Newspaper and Magazine Advertising
Bronze Loerie winner, Tamara Isles: Environmental and Packaging Design
Loerie GOLD x2 and Bronze winners!
Congrats to our winners on the night: Tamara Isles Bronze, and on the photo below, Carla Correia Gold and Nikita Bento Gold! Only 4 Gold Loeries awarded across all the student categories and we got 2!
Loerie student finalists 2012 announced!
Congratulations to all 9 of our Loerie Award finalists: Lubabalo Falteni, Megan Cooper, Roxy Ellis, Rose Bailey, Niquita Bento, Tamara Isles, Carla Correia, Jana de Klerk and Antonios Fischer. We have a cross-section of 16 nominations this year in the categories of Art Direction (Magazine and Newspaper) and multiple Design categories (Poster, Collateral, 3D, Environmental and Packaging).
As part of Cape Town Month of Photography 2012
Our 3rd year BA Photography Degree students will be taking part in MOP 2012 with their exhibition TWELVE at 3RD i Gallery, in Cape Town. The MOP Festival will run from 27 Sept - 21 Oct at venues across Cape Town.
TWELVE Exhibition by our 3rd year BA Photography Students
Jolize Jacobs (Gold Loerie winner 2011) and Clayton Sutherland (Graphic Design lecturer) interviewed for a feature on the #Loerie Awards on the SABC's very cool youth programme, Hectic 9
Open House 22 Aug and Open Day 25 Aug 2012
Students working with renowned artist Andrew Putter
Background by Andrew Putter regarding this body of work:
Early in 2011, I started work on a new art project based on the 'ethnographic' portraits of black South Africans taken 100 years ago by Alfred Martin Duggan-Cronin, the Kimberley-based photographer of Irish extraction. Kyle Weeks and Hylton Boucher, 2nd year Photography students, turned out to be so capable and professional on our first shoot together that I asked them if they'd like to shoot the whole project with me. I could never have done this job without their technical expertise, their open sensitivity to the goals of the project, and generous friendship. A huge thank you to both of them, and to the Stellenbosch Academy for producing such talented young photographers.
Certificate student wins Px3 Silver Award!
Marie Guilland from Paris, France, who was enrolled as a full time Certificate student 2011 at STB Academy, won a Silver Award (non-professional, fine art category) in the Prix de la Photographie, Px3, for her image “Sari” taken at Strand Beach during her stay in South Africa last year.
Marie is currently living in Amsterdam after travelling extensively through India and Nepal during the first part of 2012.
Mario Pricken Workshop coming up!
The Stellenbosch Academy and Susanne Brodnik have invited Mario Pricken, Austrian creative guru, top creative and bestselling author of "Creative Advertising" (150.000 copies sold in six languages) to come to Cape Town for the first time on the 17th & 18th of August 2012 to hold an exclusive open training for an intimate group of max. 20 people. for more info http://creativetraining.tumblr.com/
Academy Open House 11 May 2012 and Open Day 12 May 2012