Academy of Digital Arts


Founded in 2006 by a team of very passionate people, the Friends of Design Academy of Digital Arts officially opened its doors in 2007. Since that first day, we’ve been committed to exceptional education standards, and enjoy national and international industry accreditation, as well as recognition as a centre of Higher Education registered with the Department of Higher Education. 

Throughout the years, the Academy of Digital Arts has attracted staff and students from around the globe. This international network keeps our finger on the pulse of global trends and we constantly update our techniques and technology to keep our students at the forefront of the ever-evolving digital arts. Our passionate lecturers also play a vital role in keeping our academy current and connected. They’re all practising professionals in their fields, bringing invaluable real-world knowledge, contacts and insights to the table. 

On top of all this, our campus is pretty special, nestled in the beating heart of Cape Town’s city centre. It’s the ideal spot to absorb the local lifestyle and cosmopolitan culture and get the inspiration flowing. This creative energy drives our classes, which remain firmly rooted in international best practices, and are designed to prepare our students for a future-proof creative career anywhere in the world. If you aren’t able to join us in Cape Town, we are now offering our Full-time courses virtually. With this you will be able to study from anywhere with the same interaction as the classroom.


*Remember you’ll need an email address. Don’t have one? Get an email address.


  • Apply with your matric certificate or latest academic results, follow the application instructions & send your application through to

If you need further information before applying be sure to mail us at hello@ada.acza.


Join the next virtual Open Day. Book your seat! 


Applications for 2024 are closed.


  • All course fees are R86,000 for the full year.
  • There is an enrollment fee of R1,000
  • Scholarships & Bursaries available but limited to only a few.
  • Visit our Student Hero portal for student funding help. 


Academy of Digital Arts offers the following Higher certificates:

  • 1 yeah Higher certificate in Web Design & Development 
  • 1 yeah Higher certificate in Graphic design 
  • 1 yeah Higher certificate in Game & Interactive media technology 
  • 1 yeah Higher certificate in Concept Art