It is the vision of Open Window to be a leader and trendsetter in the education sector of South Africa and internationally by achieving product excellence through academic rigour and industry relevance, the use of cutting-edge technology and the continuous upgrading of infrastructure in a customer centric environment.


Our mission is to deliver creative and critical thinkers who possess the technical, dynamic, professional and multi-skilled capabilities globally required by the creative industries. We provide relevant education opportunities through the application of:

  • Superior educational models
  • Cutting-edge technology
  • International competitive outcomes
  • Standards of excellence
  • Industry requirements


  • Registered Private Higher Education Institution founded in 1993
  • Leading school in design and digital sciences
  • Key driver of conceptual thinking
  • Curricula inspired by ongoing innovation
  • Highest academic standards
  • Consistent evolution in line with industry flux and progression

The Gautrain station in Centurion is a mere 3kms away on the Gautrain bus route. The bus stop is situated directly in front of our campus and operates every 20 minutes during peak hours and every 40 minutes during off-peak hours Monday to Friday.

Students can enjoy the use of a high-tech auditorium, spacious air-conditioned studios and lecture halls, a film production area with overhead lighting and green screen facilities.

The leisurely and safe environment allows students to relax between classes and gives them a variety of open space to work and explore their creativity.

The Open Window library is stocked with the latest resources specific to the disciplines we offer. It is equipped with ample workstations with Mac desktops, a Wi-Fi hotspot area with high speed Internet.

Students are able to catch up on work after hours in a safe and convenient environment because the campus has 24-hour security and secure parking.

Leaving the campus to grab a coffee and a bite to eat is not always an option between classes so we have our very own Arcade Empire Café is known for it’s irresistible coffee, tasty meals and great social vibe.


Specialised and ever-developing disciplines including:

  • Game Design
  • Product Design
  • Film and Animation
  • Photography, Design, and Illustration
  • Interaction Design and Development
  • Academic excellence
  • Cutting-edge technology
  • Industry relevance
  • Extensive/global relationships
  • A merging of theory and practice which develops future professionals

For further reading on our offering

Prospectus 2019