Posts in Academy Work
Lene van Heerden - Faceboard Work

One of our third year Multimedia students, Lene van Heerden, recently completed this animation for a private brief for Faceboard, an e-learning platform with a cool way of interacting with people through gamification and social learning. You can visit Faceboard's website here.

Such incredible work, well done Lene!

 

https://www.facebook.com/StellenboschAcademy/videos/1749327891780551/

Morgan Mulholland attends the Sony World Photography Awards
Morgan Mulholland, our finalist for the Sony World Photography awards, was in London this week with our head of photography Mark Antonello. Check out the pictures below!
Morgan Mulholland - Sony World Photography Awards

One of our recent graduates, Morgan Mulholland, was named as a finalist in the Sony World Photography Awards (learn more about his submission here). We created the following short video, to highlight his achievement and to offer some inspiration to other budding young photographers out there! You can see more of Morgan's work at his website here.

Check out his video below.

https://vimeo.com/261300425

Alena Gelen Broncolor Ambassador
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Alena Gelen, one of our third year Photography students has recently been announced as an ambassador for Broncolor! Not only is she an ambassador for them, but she has also recently given a workshop for the brand, sharing her techniques and thinking with other photographers. What an honour Alena, well done!

Check out the awesome clip below to learn more about Alena and her story!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP1rjX69eXg&feature=share

Roger Mello and Pieter Grobler Guest Lecture at the Academy

We're feeling a bit starstruck! We just had Roger Mello (winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award 2014) and Pieter Grobler spending time with us at the academy guest lecturing our illustration majors and wow - what a day we had! It really was special having them share their skills, techniques and inspiration with us! To learn more about Roger Mello, please click here.

And to learn more about Pieter Grobler, please click here.

 

3rd Year Publication Brief

There's nothing we love more than sharing the incredible work our students produce and this is one of those times when we get to do so. The following images and designs were produced by our 3rd year Graphic Design students for their first brief of 2018. You can read more about the project directly from the lecturers below:

The first brief for the 3rd year Graphic Design students looked at Impact design, which is based on the impact that values and behaviours of human kind would have and has had on environments, society itself and economies. The students had to write their own stories deduced from a current issue but interpreted into fiction. This project therefore required that the students create a set of books, which was written, illustrated, hand bound and packaged by them reflecting life on planet Earth in the year 2018. The full exhibition can be viewed during OPEN DAY on the 3rd of March 2018.

If you're interested in seeing this work at our open day, check out this post here for details.

 

Cole Ndelu - Updates
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Stellenbosch alum Cole Ndelu is going from strength to strength. After being named a finalist in the Sony World Photography Awards she has also been listed on the Design Indaba website, as well as having a piece about her featured on Beautiful News South Africa. It's always so gratifying to see our graduates do well and achieve! Cole - we're so proud! Being featured on the Design Indaba site is no mean feat!

You can see more of Cole's work on her Behance profile here.

Bookbinding Workshop

We just held a bookbinding workshop for our 2nd and 3rd years, run by the incredibly talented Heléne van Aswegen who is a specialist artist book binder. She collaborates with professional artists to co-produce once-off or limited edition Artists’ Books (also known as Bookworks or Livre d’Artiste). To see more of Heléne's work or if you're interested in learning more you can visit her website here.

Great News to Start the Year

What a nice way to start 2018! We hope you've all had a great break - but we're back at it and ready to rock and roll.

We've got two great pieces of news to share with you. First, one of our students, Cole Ndelu was featured on the Vogue website for her streetstyle at the Afropunk festival. Nice one Cole!

You can check out the post here.

Secondly, three of our lecturers were chosen as judges for The Young Ones 2018. These student awards, created by the One Show, are all about celebrating students' creativity. What an amazing feather in our cap. To our lecturers who will be judging: Marika Spangenberg, Wessie van der Westhuizen and Daniela de Lange - well done! We're so proud.

To learn more about the Young Ones 2018, you can visit the website here.

Applications are still open!
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If you're interested in a one year higher certificate in commercial photography you've come to the right place! Our applications are still open for 2018 but places are becoming more limited by the day, so don't delay.

We'd love to chat to you if you're interested in the course or have any questions. If you feel like this could be the thing for you, please send an email to Louise.

To learn more about what the course entails, please check out this link.

Applications are still open!
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Good news! Applications are still open for our three year BA degree in 2018 at the Stellenbosch Academy. If you're looking to study visual communication and have the ambition to become one of the top young creatives in the country - we are the place! Don't delay though as spaces are limited and going fast!

Please send a mail to Louise if you're interested.

To learn more about our BA degree, please click on this link here.

Update - Keagan Clack wins Top Student at 2017 AdFocus Awards!
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We just announced yesterday that our 3rd year Art Direction student, Keagan Clack, was named as a finalist in the 2017 AdFocus Awards. At least night's ceremony he was in fact named student of the year! We are over the moon! Well done Keagan and thank you to all the staff who help our students reach such great heights!

You can read the full press release about the AdFocus Awards 2017 here.

Keagan Clack Named as a Finalist in the 2017 Student AdFocus Awards
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There's nothing better than hearing about your students doing well! We got the news that Keagan Clack, a third year Art Directin student at the Stellenbosch Academy was named as one of just three finalists in the 2017 Student AdFocus Awards. And along with this great honour comes a whole lot of further fun things, like an interview on BizCommunity, which you can find here, which also features our HOD for Art Direction, Caroline Piotrowski. Great words guys!

You can see more of Keagan's work on his Behance profile here.

To learn more about the AdFocus Awards, you can visit their website here.

Entrepreneurial Updates!

We love nothing more than seeing our students take entrepreneurial initiative! Today, we're sharing work from Emma Haines, a 3rd year graphic design student and Carla de Beer, a 2nd year illustration student. They both showcased their wares at the Private Hotel School Night Market in Stellenbosch on Friday night, with Carla also exhibiting earlier in the year at the Academy's Miniature Exhibition.  

To see more of their work and support their entrepreneurial efforts, you can check them out online!

Emma Haines you can find on instagram here. And on Behance here.

Carla de Beer you can find on Behance here.

See more of their work below.

Two Stellenbosch Academy students inducted into the ISTD

Every year we take part in the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) assessment and we are proud to announce that two of our students passed the assessment and have become members of the society! Well done to Jana Pellissier and Chiquita Williams - you guys are rock stars!

You can check out their amazing work below!

And you can learn more about the ISTD here.

Two Stellenbosch Students Win Pendoring Awards!

Katherine Joubert and Susan Duvenage both won Pendoring silvers for their incredible work - we are so proud! It is so special to see hard work pay off. You can have a look at their winning work below.