Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our training delivery format has changed. Ghanaian applicants should note that classes are held online and in classroom for all programs.
Few classes are held in the classroom. For international students, programs are offered 100% online with the exception of the fashion programs.
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News:  We introduce to you a sister institution the School for the Creative Arts, Ghana. Visit sca.edu.gh for similar programs.


About Our Programs

These are the most comprehensive advertising and design training programs in Africa. All our programs emphasize creativity and employability and are geared towards the development of creative portfolios.

Our school is different. No textbooks, no grammar exams and nobody fails.

Unlike universities, here you learn by doing. You will learn to think and create. You will learn through a wide variety of teaching and learning methods including practical workshops, lectures, collaborative work, peer group critiques, internships and self-directed projects.

Your assessment is by submission of a creative portfolio that demonstrates proficiency and professionalism from a professional’s perspective.

Successful completion of any of our programs earns you a Certificate of Successful Completion.


Our purpose and focus is the development of a creative portfolio that can get you hired.

Admission is open every month throughout the year. Enroll on a program that matches your interest and begin to chart your journey to possibilities.

Entry Requirements

Our programs take high school and university graduates and anyone above 18 years who is looking to develop a creative career for employment in the creative industries. It doesn't matter if you failed your exams.

You should be computer literate. You should be of sound mind. You should be able to express yourself well in the English language.

Multimedia Design Portfolio Program 24 Months Standard 12 Months Fast-Track
If you are looking to develop multidisciplinary and multiplatform skills to perform a variety of creative roles in industry then AiSAD’s Multimedia Design Portfolio Program is right for you.

The program explores a comprehensive range of communication design disciplines and provides a variety of technical and creative skills.

You will experience a broad range of design disciplines and tools and a comprehensive array of methodologies, competencies and skills for multimedia problem-solving.

Program Modules – What You Will Learn
  • Visual Communication Fundamentals (10 Units)
    1. Introduction Creative Communication
    2. Idea Generation
    3. Conceptual Creative Thinking – Creative Concept Origination
    4. Conceptual Creative Thinking – Developing Creative Concepts
    5. Conceptual Creative Thinking – Visual Language
    6. Design Principles – Gestalt and Graphic Design
    7. Principles of Composition
    8. Principles of Graphic Design
    9. Fundamentals of Typography
    10. Creative Communication (Advanced)
  • Art Direction
  • Graphic Design Software Skills (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)
  • Brand Identity Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Publication Design
  • Advertising
  • Digital Photography
  • Web Design and Development (Adobe Dreamweaver / Wordpress)
  • Motion Graphics Design (Adobe After Effects)
  • 3D Modelling and Animation (Autodesk Maya and Pixologic ZBrush)
  • Short Film Making
This Multimedia Design Program is the only of its kind Africa and perhaps in the whole world.

Enroll on this program and give yourself the versatility you need to be highly employable with many career options.

Career Prospects
  • Art Director
  • Creative Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Digital Photographer
  • Web Designer/Developer
  • Advertising Creative
  • 3D Modeller
  • Animator
  • Product Designer
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Film Maker

Graphic Design Portfolio Program 12 Months Standard 6 Months Fast-Track
Graphic Design is seen, felt and experienced everywhere. In our homes, offices, market centres and on streets we see works of a graphic designer.

Graphic Designers are recognized globally. Your passion for graphic design can take you to many creative fields such as advertising, animation, game design, motion graphics, architectural design and many more.

The focus of this program is your development as a technically competent and historically, culturally and ethically aware Graphic Designer.

You will build awareness for design and gain understanding of the methods and processes involved in graphic design.

You will explore and develop your creativity through series of practical workshops led by an experienced industry practitioner.

The program starts with the introduction to visual communication fundamentals which allow you to invent your own creative style.

Here graphic design is taught in a manner that reflects industry. We take pride in the fact that this is the most comprehensive graphic design training program in Africa.

Program Modules – What You Will Learn
  • Visual Communication Fundamentals (10 Units)
    1. Introduction Creative Communication
    2. Idea Generation
    3. Conceptual Creative Thinking – Creative Concept Origination
    4. Conceptual Creative Thinking – Developing Creative Concepts
    5. Conceptual Creative Thinking – Visual Language
    6. Design Principles – Gestalt and Graphic Design
    7. Principles of Composition
    8. Principles of Graphic Design
    9. Fundamentals of Typography
    10. Creative Communication (Advanced)
  • Graphic Design Software Skills (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)
  • Brand Identity Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Publication Design
  • Digital Photography
Enroll on this program and gain an unparalleled opportunity to develop a graphic design portfolio that will get you noticed and hired.

Career Prospects
  • Brand Identity Designer
  • Package Designer
  • Publication Designer
  • Digital Photographer

Graphic and Web Design Portfolio Program 18 Months Standard 12 Months Fast-Track
Are you looking to develop graphic design and web design skills to give you the versatility you need to be highly employable? This program gives you the relevant skills you need to work in the two highly creative fields.

Program Modules – What You Will Learn
  • Visual Communication Fundamentals
  • Graphic Design Software Skills
  • Brand Identity Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Publication Design
  • Digital Photography
  • Adobe Dreamweaver / Wordpress
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • User Interface design (UI)
  • User Experience design (UX).

Digital Photography Portfolio Program 3 Months
This three-month program focuses on your development as a technically competent and commercially aware photographer. Students develop a wide range of photographic skills from operating a digital camera, composition, studio and location lighting, photo retouching to presentation of commissioner's work. You will develop and demonstrate competences in editorial photography, fashion photography, advertising photography and photo-retouching. You will be required to bring to classes your own DSLR camera and a laptop computer loaded with Adobe's Photoshop and Lightroom.

Digital Photography and Graphic Design Portfolio Program 12 Months
Standard
9 Months
Fast-Track
Digital Photography and Graphic Design are two of the most influential and powerful forms of visual communication and if you are looking to develop a career that lets you go places and have fun, then this program is definitely the obvious choice. The digital photography concentration will impart all the relevant digital photographic skills advertised under the digital photography portfolio program. The Graphic Design concentration will also impart all the relevant skills advertised under the Graphic Design Portfolio Program. This means that you will undertake all the courses under the Digital Photography and Graphic Design curricula.

Advertising Art Direction Portfolio Program 12 Months
Are you looking to learn the methods art directors use to conceptualize new ideas and produce advertisements for radio and TV? This program is for you. The program focuses on art direction and advertising production. It aims to impart skills in idea generation, concept and creative strategy development. Students will examine the creative processes involved in advertising production, analyze agency creative briefs, plan strategy and develop creative concepts. Students will develop an understanding of advertising art direction as a practice and craft and the issues that surround art direction in contemporary global advertising. Portfolio projects will focus on the production of radio and TV commercials for a variety of brands. This highly engaging and interactive program will get you imagining, thinking, talking, concepting, and innovating throughout.

Advertising Copywriting Portfolio Program 12 Months
The Advertising Copywriting program is designed for those aspiring to work in the marketing communications industry as copywriters. Copywriters are wordsmiths or storytellers who know how to play or dance with words and are able to craft advertising and marketing messages that create a call to action. In an advertising agency, copywriters work closely with art directors to determine the contents of an advertisement.

The program aims to teach the specialized skills necessary to create powerful and effective advertising copy for print, social, radio and Television media Students will learn to develop positioning statements and campaign themes and create persuasive messages for promoting variety of brands. Related important topics include principles of advertising and marketing, research basics, consumer behaviour and fundamentals of marketing communications. The applicant must have obtained at least Grade B or Diploma in English language.

3D Animation Portfolio Program 18 Months Standard 12 Months Fast-Track
If moving image is what interests you then this program is for you. Animation is a growing sector and animators are in high demand in TV, movies, gaming, architectural visualizations, virtual environments, education, corporate films and news media.

The program aims to equip you with entry-level skills to create basic animations. On this program, you will develop all the relevant skills such as modelling, painting, shading, texturing, lighting, rigging, compositing, animation and rendering. You will design props, characters and environments for animation production. The industry standard applications taught are Maya and ZBrush. You will complete this program with submission of a show reel that demonstrates proficiency and professionalism from a professional's perspective.

Motion Graphics Design Portfolio Program 12 Months Standard 6 Months Fast-Track
If you are looking to develop your creative instincts in motion graphics then this program is for you. The program develops your skills in communicating concepts and information through motion graphics.

You will explore the techniques of Adobe's Creative Suite and Foundry's Nuke and learn how to combine images, typography, and sound to produce motions graphics that educate and entertain. In the beginning, you will navigate the interfaces of After Effects and Nuke, ingest video and create compositions for a comprehensive workflow. You will then create and manipulate key frames, work with layers and learn their complex use with nested compositions, use masks to create unique shapes, work in 3D space, use cameras, lights and 3D layers and many more motion design exercises that will enable you to develop the creative and technical skills for the requirements of animation, graphic design, advertising, broadcasting, film and games industries.

3D Animation and Motion Graphics Design Portfolio Program 24 Months
This program is ideal for those who have good imagination and visualization skills and are looking to develop their versatility to practice in the rapidly changing sectors.

The animation and motion graphics design sectors are thriving worlds offering many job opportunities to the conceptually creative. Both concentrations will give you all the relevant skills advertised under each of the programs This means that you will undertake all the courses under the 3D Animation and Motion Graphics Design curricula. Develop the necessary creative skills needed to work in both sectors.

3D Animation and Graphic Design Portfolio Program 18 Months Standard 12 Months Fast-Track
3D animation and graphic design go hand in hand and the two disciplines in combination may be the right choice for you if moving image and visual communication are what interest you.

The 3D Animation and Graphic Design combination will impart all the relevant skills advertised under each program. This means that you will undertake all the courses under the 3D Animation and Graphic Design curricula. Develop the necessary creative skills needed to work in both sectors.

Fashion Design Portfolio Program 24 Months Standard 12 Months Fast-Track
The Fashion Design Portfolio Program at AiSAD focuses on men's wear, women's wear and children's wear and aims to provide not only the required knowledge and skills in the drawing and illustration of fashion style and making of garments but also the entrepreneurial and business management competencies you will need to create and run your own fashion design business successfully.

You will develop the core skills of research, fashion drawing and illustration (traditional and digital), pattern making, pattern cutting and sewing. The main objective of this program is to prepare you to become culturally sensitive, technically competent and commercially aware Fashion Designer.

Fashion Design: Men's Wear Portfolio 12 Months
This program is designed for those who want to specialize in men's wear. The program aims to help you develop the relevant skills to create men's wear collection that demonstrates proficiency and professionalism from a professional's perspective.

You will develop the core skills of research, fashion drawing and illustration (traditional and digital), pattern making, pattern cutting and sewing. You will initially develop background knowledge on men's fashion and through the study of the past, present and future trends of men's fashion you will be able to develop your fashion vision, fashion identity and creative style to create different kinds of men's collection based on your own theme

Fashion Design: Women's Wear Portfolio 12 Months
This program is designed for those who want to specialize in women's wear. The program aims to help you develop the relevant skills to create women's wear collection that demonstrates proficiency and professionalism from a professional's perspective.

You will develop the core skills of research, fashion drawing, fashion, illustration, pattern making, pattern cutting and sewing. You will initially develop background knowledge on women's fashion and through the study of the past, present and future trends of women's fashion you will be able to develop your fashion vision, fashion identity and creative style to enable you to create different kinds of women's collection based on your own theme.

Men's Wear Pattern Making & Cutting Portfolio 3 Months
This program is designed for fashion designers who are looking to learn new methods of contemporary men's wear pattern making and cutting. Men's fashion is a high profile area of the fashion industry and as pattern making and pattern cutting forms the foundation of the garment making, it is important that fashion designers learn to develop the required skills to succeed in the highly competitive environment. At the end of this course, you will be able to make and cut patterns for men with different garments.

Women's Wear Pattern Making & Cutting Portfolio 3 Months
This program is designed for fashion designers who are looking to improve skills in pattern making and pattern cutting for women.

You will initially be introduced to the basis of measurement system, allowances and darts in transfer. After this, student will be immersed in more detailed subjects such as sleeves, skirts, collars, trousers, blouses and further look at more complex garments like jackets and coats.

Creative Entrepreneurship Program 18 Months
The Creative Entrepreneurship Program helps you develop creative skills, business management competencies and the entrepreneurial abilities and aptitudes to enable you to create and run your own creative business.

This program which is the only of its kind in Africa emphasizes creativity and employability and is geared towards venture creation. Students will be required to specialize in one creative program. Programs include Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Film Production, Fashion Design and 3D Animation and Motion Graphics Design. The program will be led by experienced instructors, entrepreneurship experts and successful creative entrepreneurs. This program is handled by the School for the Creative Arts, a subsidiary institution which shares campus with AiSAD.

Corporate Training-Customized Training for Advertising Agencies
We can teach your management team to level-up their leadership, creative, strategic and organizational competencies. Training is available for team to develop the relevant knowledge and skills in Design Management, Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Advertising Production, Digital Photography, 3D Animation, Motion Graphics and Customer Management. Interested agencies are to send an email about their training needs to info@aisad.edu.gh.

News: We introduce to you a sister institution the School for the Creative Arts, Ghana. Visit sca.edu.gh for similar programs.