Design School Southern Africa

The Design School Southern Africa's (DSSA) training in graphic, fashion and interior design delivers industry knowledge and experience that unlocks students individual creative potential and shapes well-rounded, industry-ready designers.

Over and above enriching your mind and furthering your studies, the overall student experience is fundamental to your growth and industry readiness.To help you along your journey, we also offer developmental workshops, individual consultations, subject specific tutorials, work readiness programmes and work integrated learning.

If you are passionate and have a natural flair for design, The Design School Southern Africa will help you build the foundation you need to make a success of your chosen career.

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DEFSA conferences

DEFSA promotes relevant research with the focus on design + education through its biennial conferences, to promote professionalism, accountability and ethics in the education of young designers. Our next conference is a hybrid event. See above for details.

Critical skills endorsement

Professional Members in good standing can receive a certificate of membership, but DEFSA cannot provide confirmation or endorsement of skills whatsoever. DEFSA only confirm membership of DEFSA which is a NPO for Design Education in South Africa (