OUR COURSES

NEMISA offers specialist competence in disciplines related to film and television production, interactive media, animation, graphic design, and radio production. Qualifying learners can make creative choices, display technical skills, generate content, work under the direction, and make suggestions to those with creative decision-making powers.

DIGITAL LITERACY

Structure of the skills programme:

5 Day Training

Skills Programme Details

Digital Literacy Skills Programme

 

Purpose of the training

 

  • To give the knowledge and skills needed by participants entering the Digital Literacy space.
  • To empower participants with this knowledge to comfortably and confidently operate in the Digital Literacy environment SA.
  • To respond to the challenges of the economic environment.

 

The rationale of the course

 

  • Digital Literacy is an important skill in any business today; therefore the course is designed to meet the needs of participants in all sectors.
  • The course aims to develop informed and skilled participants that can apply the acquired skills in any industry.
  • The acquired skills contribute to improved productivity and efficiency in the workplace.

 

Outcomes of the course

 

  • The Internet
  • Cloud Storage
  • Social Media & Blogging
  • Mail & Messaging
  • Digital Awareness: Information Ethics

 

Day 1 – The Internet

 

Accessing the Internet

 

  • Explain the concepts and terms of the Internet.
  • Use a browser to display websites
  • Navigate the Internet.
  • Use a Search Engine.
  • Search for information on the Internet
  • Explain legal and ethical issues in relation to Internet use.

 

Day 1 – Cloud Storage

 

Access and Use Internet Applications

 

  • Explain how the world-wide-web incorporates various internet applications.
  • Describe the latest internet applications, including web-based email, instant messaging and Voice-over-IP (VoIP)
  • Explain legal and ethical issues in relation to Internet Application use.

 

Day 2 – Digital Awareness

 

Information Ethics

 

  • Digital Citizenship, Cyber Security, Cyber Safety & Cyber Crime
  • Explain legal and ethical issues in relation to Internet use.
  • Explain legal and ethical issues in relation to Internet Application use.
  • Explain legal and ethical issues in relation to Electronic Messaging Use.

 

Day 3 – Mail & Messaging

 

Instant Messaging & Electronic Mail

 

  • Explain the concepts and terms of electronic messaging.
  • Create and send E-mail messages.
  • Create and send instant messages.
  • Receive and respond to e-mails.
  • Receive and respond to instant messages.
  • Explain legal and ethical issues in relation to Instant Messaging Use.

 

Day 3 – Social Media & Blogging

 

Access and Use Internet Applications

 

  • Explain how the world-wide-web incorporates various internet applications.
  • Describe the latest internet applications, including web-based email, instant messaging and Voice-over-IP (VoIP)
  • Explain legal and ethical issues in relation to Internet Application use.

 

Day 4 – The Internet | Branding

 

Online Personal Branding

 

  • Personal Branding
  • Managing your online brand Presenting yourself for work/business

 

Day 5 – RECAP

 

  • Complete outstanding tasks for each module
  • Finalize all tasks
  • File management of tasks
  • Prepare learner evidence efficiently

INTERACTIVE MEDIA

Structure of the course: 24 Week Training in Interactive Media, 6 Modules (4 weeks each) & 5 Weeks of Workplace Skills Training.

Course Details

Interactive Media Qualification

 

National Certificate: Interactive Media | NQF Level 5 | 130

 

Learners credited with this qualification are capable of:

  • Designing visual and technical components and structure of interactive media solutions
  • Proposing audio-visual and technical interactive media solutions
  • Gathering interactive media content and information
  • Designing and developing creative elements for interactive media solutions

 

National Certificate: Interactive Media | NQF Level 5 | 130

 

Learners credited with this qualification are capable of:

  • Authoring content for interactive media solutions
  • Delivering interactive media solutions in required formats
  • Managing a business in the interactive industry,

 

Purpose of the Qualification

 

  • To plan and create web sites
  • To create an interface for communication, entertainment and information devices
  • To compile interactive presentations, graphics and photographic elements, visual content for marketing purposes

 

Module 1 | Digital Literacy

 

Creating Documentation for your SMME

 

  • Word Processing
  • Working with Spreadsheets
  • Working with Presentations

 

Why do you need to consider professionalism in documents?

 

  • Looking for work, content production, communication with clients

 

Module 2 | Communication

 

Business Communication

 

  • The importance of a Business Plan for SMMEs
  • The importance of good communication with customers and stakeholder (verbal and digital)
  • The importance of having knowledge about legal and finance issues
  • Establishing New Venture
  • The Business Plan Development
  • Marketing Products
  • Entrepreneurship Case Studies

 

Marketing Communication

 

  • The importance of Marketing for SMMEs
  • The importance of a Marketing Plan for SMMEs
  • Understand what advertising is in order to Market your SMME
  • Developing an advertising campaign for you SMME
  • Various advertising platforms (Print, Digital etc).
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • The Role Of Communication In Marketing
  • Elements of Marketing Communication Mix or Strategy
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Integrated Marketing Communication Campaign

 

Module 3 | Design

 

Photography

 

  • Photography Theory
  • Portrait Photography
  • Product Shots
  • Panoramic Cityscape
  • Commercial Photography
  • Fashion Photography
  • Documentary Photography

 

Graphic Design

 

  • This module focusses on creating your marketing material
  • Examples such as brochures, double-page spread advert in magazine or newspaper

 

Products

 

  • Logo Design
  • Corporate Identities & Branding
  • Advertising Campaigns

 

Web Design & Development

 

  • The internet and the world wide web (www)
  • The planning process for graphic media for multimedia.
  • Digitizing still images & Optimising graphic elements for the web.
  • Building a website in a WYSIWYG HTML editor
  • Web browsers, plug-ins, and interactive media.
  • The planning process for graphic media for multimedia.
  • Website themes and designs.
  • Understanding Basic Web Pages Design
  • Building web pages using core HTML.
  • Web Standards
  • Designing for a Variety of Browsers & Displays
  • Guide to the Server; Accessibility
  • Internationalization
  • Developing Sites Using the above elements

 

Module 6 | Campaign Design

 

Integrated Design Campaign

 

  • Design Research of SMME
  • SMME Business Proposal
  • SMME Marketing Strategy
  • Design Solutions (covering CI, Advertising & Promotional Material)

ANIMATION

Course Details

a. National Certificate: 2D Animation

We offer an 18-month program that is based on both traditional and digital animation and is designed to cover the entire value chain of animation production (from conception to production and editing). The course exposes learners to theoretical, practical, and technological components of animation production in the 2D Animation Discipline.

 

Aimed at preparing learners for the competitive market place of animation and digital graphics production, the course equips learners
with key skills of interpretation, visualization, conceptualization, production, and technical application of Animation projects.

Entrance Requirements: Matric/Grade 12/NQF Level 4 Related Qualification, Mathematics & English at NQF Level 4, Entrance Exam, and Visual Portfolio.

 

b. National Certificate: 3D Animation & Visual Effects

Our course is 18-months long. We have a bridging course to introduce learners to Animation Practices & Principles and Digital 2D Animation studies. We spend the course in the pursuit of Digital 3D Animation and Visual Effects. Graduates will acquire the skills necessary to work independently, collaboratively, and in-studio settings.

 

Entrance Requirements: Matric/Grade 12/NQF Level 4 Related Qualification, Mathematics & English at NQF Level 4, Entrance Exam, and Visual Portfolio.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Course Details

a. FET Certificate: Design Foundation

We offer a one-year program that serves as a foundation for both Graphic Design and Animation. The course exposes learners to theoretical, practical and technological components of Graphic Design and Animation production. Aimed at preparing learners for further education and training in the Fields of Animation and Graphic Design, the course equips learners with key skills of conceptualization and visual communication.

 

Entrance Requirements: Matric/Grade 12/NQF Level 4 Related Qualification, Mathematics & English at NQF Level 4, Entrance Exam, and Visual Portfolio.

 

b. National Certificate: Design Techniques

This one-year qualification is intended for application in the Graphic Design industry. The qualification will give learners the competencies required to progress in a career in design. Learners credited with this qualification will be able to practice in a variety of design fields including graphic design, multimedia design, product design, design research, design writing, art direction, advertising, and
design for the environment.

 

Entrance Requirements: Matric/Grade 12/NQF Level 4 Related Qualification, Mathematics & English at NQF Level 4, Entrance Exam, and Visual Portfolio.

 

c. National Certificate: Interactive Media

This one-year qualification is intended for application in the Graphic Design industry. The purpose of this qualification is for learners to be able to plan and create web sites. This includes: authoring /compiling/putting together components for user interface design for communication, entertainment, and information devices. In addition, qualifying learners can compile interactive presentations,
graphics and photographic elements, 2D animation, or, visual content for marketing purposes.

 

Entrance Requirements: Matric/Grade 12/NQF Level 4 Related Qualification,
Mathematics & English at NQF Level 4, Entrance Exam, and Visual Portfolio.

RADIO PRODUCTION PROGRAMS

Short Course: News Room Skills

Course Details

Description: This five (5) day course aims to sharpen newsroom freelancers and practitioners with vital skills in newsroom activities. As an introductory course, you will learn how to source and write newsworthy stories, grow as a reporter; edit for the sound bite, package a current affairs feature and news presentation.

 

Who it’s for: Anyone who is a freelancer or newsroom practitioner expected to write, package, source, interview and present news at a Community Radio Station.

 

Exit Level Outline:

 

Sourcing and Writing on Deadline (Individual news story; bulletins; package) Location Interviews (or Telephone) Edit sound and Multitrack packaging
News Presentation (recording the voice report, bulleting and package)

 

Pre-requisites:

 

• delegates must have experience in voice presentation
• show ability of computer literacy and edit software
• delegates should demonstrate critical listening ability, confidence to approach people with a microphone; nose for news, awareness of journalism vocabulary

RADIO PRODUCTION PROGRAMS

Short Course: Studio Skills Production

Course Details

Description: This five (5) day course is designed for newcomers to navigate the studio and production workstations. This aims to equip the newcomer with vitals radio skills in vocal delivery, basic studio operation, field recording, sound editing, and multi-track packaging.

 

Who it’s for: Anyone who is starting off as a freelancer doing studio operation, short voice clips, basic editing, and short packages at a Community Radio Station.

 

Exit Level Outline:

 

  • Voice presentation and microphone technique
  • Operate field recorders for vox-pop and street interviews
  • Edit sound
  • Multi-track packaging
  • The basic operation of studio equipment

 

Pre-requisites:

 

• delegates must have experience in any form of presentation
• show ability of computer literacy
• delegates should have a strong desire to work in radio production
• delegates should demonstrate critical listening ability, confidence to
approach people with a microphone; use both hands during studio work

RADIO PRODUCTION PROGRAMS

National Certificate: Radio Production

Course Details

National Certificate: Radio Production (SAQA ID 62069 NQF Level 5 159 Minimum Credits)

Description: This One Year Qualification aims to equip radio aspirants in technical and content creation for radio programmes across commercial, public and community service fields. Learners are enabled in the craft of sound management, scriptwriting, sound editing, multi-track packaging, research and vocal delivery.

 

Who it’s for: Anyone who seeks a career as a radio content producer; technical and sound management producer; research and scriptwriter; audio product producer and on-air presentation.

 

Exit Level Outline:

• Operating within relevant legislative frameworks.
• Operating a variety of studio and field recording and production audio equipment.
• Building resource networks relevant to radio productions.
• Producing live and studio broadcasting.
• Generating and pitching ideas for programs and items for transmission.
• Researching content for radio broadcasts.
• Scriptwriting a program.
• Operating a variety of studio and field recording and production audio equipment.
• Producing live and studio programs and items for transmission.
• Editing and mixing programs and items for transmission.
• Presenting radio programs/items (generate unit standard).
• Interview guests/panels/topics in live and or discussion format.

 

Pre-requisites:

 

• delegates must have a Matric or Grade 12 or NQF L4 Qualification
• delegates show the ability of computer literacy at NQF L1
• delegates should demonstrate research experience, sound recording ability, critical listening ability, confidence to approach people with a microphone and awareness of radio vocabulary

Film and Television Programmes

Short Course: Audio-visual Content Creation

Course Details

Description: This 40-hour all-in-one course is designed for newcomers to cover the three main phases of production namely, Pre-production, Production and Post-production. The aim is to equip the newcomers with vital basic production skills, conceptualize and develop, plan, research, write, conduct interviews and make a short factual-reality audio-visual product using an iPad. Content is extracted form the existing qualification of the NQF Level 4 and 5.

 

Who it’s for: Anyone who is starting off as a story-teller and keen to learn iPad productions, inboard camera, and editing app. This is done following the industry film and television classical format and production legalities as to adhere to media ethics, dignity and privacy.

 

Exit Level Outline:

 

  • Basic planning and producing skills
  • Operate camera and achieve quality video with different shot-sizes and frames.
  • Mastering Sound techniques on set and on filed.
  • Writing voice-over narration links and record audio,
  • Using the editing app; edit clips on the timeline, use sound effects and music.
  • Normalize, master and export the final product

 

Pre-requisites:

 

• delegates must have experience in any form of story-telling
• show ability to research topics
• delegates should have a strong desire to conduct interviews
• keenness to be technically equipped
• delegates should demonstrate critical listening ability,
confidence to approach people and capture information,
paying attention to details

Film and Television Programmes

Learnership

Course Details

SAQA ID 61450 – TITLE: Further Education and Training Certificate: Film and Television Production Operations – NQF Level 4 with 157 Minimum Credits.

Description: This a full program composed of the three forms of studies namely, Core – Unit Standards, Fundamentals, and Electives. Although the program is a level 4, film and television industry standards are followed to ensure candidates are gaining the necessary industry skills. The assessments are designed in such a way that allows the candidates to meet the required knowledge and hands-on practical experience in using the filming gear, sound accessories and editing software.

 

Who it’s for: Anyone who has passed matric, showing interest in story-telling, producing and writing. The person may be keen to work in teams as the production channels are made of teams, not individuals to achieve the production goals.

 

Exit Level Outline:

 

• Fulfil specific roles within film and television production teams
• Delivering customer service with respect to all film or television production business
• Gathering and processing information for film or television production specializations
• Putting together a production budget as per genre and length/duration of the production
• Planning and producing the commissioned / licensed concept
• Administering film or television production office procedures according to organisation standards.
Pre-requisites:
• Basic computer literacy and typing skills
• Delegates must have experience in any form of story-telling
• Show ability to research topics and be keen to be technically equipped
• Delegates should have a strong desire to conduct interviews
• Experience in voice presentation and speaking out
• Delegates should demonstrate critical listening ability, confidence to approach people and capture information, paying attention to details

Film and Television Programmes

Learnership

Course Details

Learnership: SAQA ID 58394 – TITLE: National Certificate: Film and Television Production – NQF Level 5 with 122 Minimum Credits.

 

Description: This a full programme composed of the three forms of studies namely, Core – Unit Standards, Fundamentals, and Electives. It is at level 5, meaning the programme is highly practical in terms of producing different genres, formats and durations in application of the industry skills. The assessments are designed in such a way that allow the candidates to meet the required knowledge and hands-on practical experience in using the filming gear, sound accessories and editing software.

 

Who it’s for: Anyone who has passed matric, may have some media background and show interest in story-telling, producing and writing. The person may be keen to work in teams as the production channels are made of teams, not individuals to achieve the production goals.

 

Exit Level Outline:

• Audio-visual awareness is displayed as well as the description of roles and responsibilities in film and television productions.
• Organise and manage information about film or television production activities according to specified requirements.
• Determine film or television resource requirements for specific production processes.
• Identify resources including human resources, budget equipment, materials, tools systems, etc.
• Plan film or television production activities to meet given requirements.
• Assess film or television production processes against given quality requirements.
• Implement film or television production processes as directed within an area of specialization.
• Control film or television operations according to specified business principles.
Pre-requisites:
• delegates must have passed Matric or have the NQF L4 Qualification, which is equivalent to matric.
• Communication and media background is advantageous
• Basic computer literacy and typic skills
• Delegates should demonstrate critical listening ability, confidence to approach people and capture information, paying attention to details

Digital Skills Training

Provided by our Colabs situated at Universities

Digital Skills Training Details

As a national catalyst for digital skills training and development, NEMISA must strive to provide value to all its stakeholders, use innovation to improve human capital development and create digital skills training that is responsive to its intended target audience. It is also imperative to move to a digital government, government personnel to be reskilled and upskilled to be able to deliver services through a variety of online channels. As NEMISA’s mandate has changed from offering creative multimedia training to include basic-to-advance digital skills and 4IR training, the institution has a critical role to play in minimizing the digital divide whilst preparing government and labour to adapt and embrace future technological changes. NEMISA through its training partners and the CoLabs will digitally skill South Africans in the following areas:

 

Basic Digital Literacy

 

We live in an increasingly technological changing world whilst a significant part of the population in South Africa remains digitally excluded. It is extremely crucial that all citizens acquire basic digital skills to fully participate in the digital economy. With a very limited budget, NEMISA must utilize 4IR digital technologies like the establishment of a Digital Skills Cloud platform to cost effectively and efficiently train its target audience. In this way, we will be utilizing digital technologies to skill people in digital technologies and to massify digital skilling to the populous of our country.

 

This course focus on performing basic functions such as surfing and searching on the internet, setting up and using email and social media accounts; online and mobile banking; basic use of word processors, spreadsheets; using e-government services; basic cyber security.

 

Digital transformation advocacy to Government employees

 

This programme focuses on positioning digital transformation as a people-centric process aimed at the application and use of technology to achieve the particular objectives of institutions and government in particular, namely improving service delivery to citizens. The programme consists of the following modules:

 

  1. Deep dive into Transformative Technologies,
  2. Societal inclusion,
  3. Digital government,
  4. Citizen-centric design,
  5. Data for decision making, and
  6. Leadership for the digital era.

 

Currently, these courses focus on five 4IR areas:

 

  1. Artificial Intelligence (AI) including Machine Learning,
  2. Software Development,
  3. Data Science and Data Analytics,
  4. Internet of Things (IoT) and
  5. Blockchain.

Colabs will deliver on 4IR Specialist technology through facilitating a series of accredited courses from IBM, specifically the IBM DNA platform and CISCO.

 

CoLabs:

 

Eastern Cape CoLab – Walter Sisulu University
Western Cape CoLab – University of the Western Cape
Kwazulu-Natal CoLab – Durban University of Technology
Mpumalanga CoLab – University of Mpumalanga
Limpopo CoLab – University of Limpopo
North West CoLab – University of the North West.
Northern Cape/Southern Gauteng CoLab – Vaal University of Technology