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Opportunities for progression

The curriculum is designed in such a way that those wishing to continue their studies at university level anywhere inthe world can have their credits transfer.


Students who successfully complete the full programme as determined by the ZIVA Assessment Board shall receive the award of: ZIVA Diploma in Graphic Design and New Media.


The Assessment Board will be made up of programme tutors and invited external assessors from the profession. Coursework marks over the 2 years, a thesis project and a final portfolio presentation will determine the student’s success.


Students are expected to purchase their own materials and basic equipment. A list is supplied at the beginning of the year or individual course. Due to foreign currency restrictions students are only required to purchase one text book – A History of Graphic Design by Philip Meggs. Photocopied handouts and required reading texts are provided by individual course tutors.
The computer lab and the library is open to all students during college hours, unless there is a specific session in progress. 2nd year students have precedence over first year students and a system of booking computer time can be arranged.The lab is also open on Saturdays and some evenings by prior arrangement. Students are encouraged to join the National Gallery of Zimbabwe library as a supplementary resource for research.