Have you set your eyes on a design and digital science program that Open Window Institute offers and are now wondering about the application process? This article will answer all your questions regarding the institute’s 2023 online application process. But first, let’s get to know this institution more.
About the Open Window Institute.
The Open Window Institute is a private educational institution based in Centurion, Gauteng region in South Africa. The school was founded in 1993 and has maintained the highest education standards since then by keeping an eye on ongoing innovation and implementing it in its programs.
It is a unique education provider that aims to help build the sharpest creative minds in the Southern African region and abroad. This is a critical school given the recent growth in technical skills requirements across different professional fields such as marketing, where most of it has gone digital, skyrocketing the demand for marketing professionals who possess design skills such as the ones offered by the Open Window Institute.
The institute has partnered up with credible institutions, most of them with an international footprint, as it thrives on keeping its programs aligned to global trends. Some of its partners are UXi Private Education Group, Oxford College of Marketing, and the University of Stellenbosch Business School. Below we provide information about its 2023 online application.
Open Window 2023 intake and Online Application
The Open Window Institute offers a handful of unique qualifications to advance students’ design and digital science skills. These qualifications are:
- Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication Design
- Bachelor of Film Arts
- Bachelor of Creative Technologies
- Bachelor of Arts Honours in Visual Communication
- National Certificate in 3D Animation and VFX
- National Certificate in Film and TV Production
- National Certificate in Design Techniques (User Interface Design)
- National Certificate in Design Techniques (Communication Design)
- FET Certificate in photography
So, before embarking on an application process, you should decide which one of the above programs you would like to study. However, there could be academic or financial restrictions that affect the choice of your program. In this case, you should consider speaking to an advisor that the institution provides. Advisors help prospective students choose the most suitable program based on their education and financial standing.
As such, you should consider talking to an advisor and apply through them for the most favourable study time for you. The last thing you want is to pick the wrong program and spend years studying something unsuitable for you – or something that places you under severe financial strain.
Speaking to an advisor
According to the above, this is the appropriate first step to take. Therefore, after you have browsed through the institution’s programs, your next step should be to find an advisor to talk to. To do so, navigate to this page on their website. Once on the page, navigate to where it says Career Guidance and fill out the contact form thereon. You will be asked to enter a few details such as your name, phone number, email, and the choice program. Submit the contact form and wait for an advisor from the school to talk to you. Alternatively, you can call Open Window Institute at 012-648-9200.
Next, you will talk to an advisor virtually or on campus. Before talking to them, make sure to have your ID ready and past school results and portfolio – if you have already been working on some designs.
What is the Open Window Count (OW Count)?
You will provide your latest school results when you talk to an advisor. They will then use these results to calculate your OW Count. The institution uses this count to help you find the best program.
Besides the results, your resultant OW Count and the program suitable for you, the interview with an advisor allows you to share more information about yourself. Therefore, if you also require financial assistance, this will be the time to let them know so that they provide you with the list of financial solutions available for students.
Finally, the advisor will let you know the equipment you must buy for your study program. They will also help you with information about accommodation solutions closer to the school.
The Application Process.
When you are done with the student advisor, you will await confirmation that your academic results have been vetted successfully. After this, you will know which program you should apply for and what is expected from you. So, you will be free to go ahead and fill out the application form. I will outline the rest of the process below.
- Visit Open Window Institute application page and fill out the application form using the information you got from your student advisor.
- Enter personal details such as name, email, and ID or passport number.
- Attach a certified copy of your ID or passport
- For international students, you will also be asked to attach a copy of your international study permit
- Enter your academic details as requested:
- Highest qualification
- The school you attained your highest qualification
- Attach a certified copy of your latest results
- You will then be asked to enter your course and subject selections. This should be based on the advice you got from your student advisor.
- Provide your signature and information about who is responsible for funding your account
- Submit the application
The Open Window Institute Fees And Aftermath
All applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee of R1,750 and send the proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your student advisor will provide you with the institution’s banking details. Once the application is made and the fees paid, you will later receive confirmation that you have been provisionally accepted or rejected. If accepted, you will be liable for a registration fee of R12,000, which is included in the total tuition. This means you can now complete your registration process. The registration fee is refundable if you cancel before commencing any classes.