All the reasons to study

Full Time at Red & Yellow


Of our graduates were employed six months after graduating, up from 93% in the previous year

Red & Yellow is Africa’s leading creative school of business, combining commercial logic and creative magic to launch incredible careers. We provide an unmatched education in Marketing, Design and Creative Leadership – and here’s how.

As an industry-centric private higher education institution, we offer a world-class learning experience facilitated by award-winning lecturers who are experts in their fields and renowned for their industry work. 

We’re proud to be Africa’s leading feeder school for the advertising industry, and our curriculum is constantly updated to ensure that our courses equip our students with the skills needed to thrive in the workplace today.

Full-time, on-campus study ensures you make the most of our dynamic educational experience.

Why Red & Yellow gives you the edge from day one

Our unbeatable
partnership network

Since our earliest days, Red & Yellow has worked hard at establishing relationships with strategic industry stakeholders as a key part of our mission to build brilliant careers and organisations.

We are proud to have been able to establish and maintain long-standing partnerships with industry titans such as M&C Saatchi Abel, Loeries Creative Week, Meta, IMC Conference, FAME Week and Unstereotype Alliance.

Our successful partnerships have led to the creation of initiatives which benefit our students, including Brand Challenge which happens twice a year and our Workplace Learning initiative which happens in October. 

Through the Workplace Learning Initiative, students in the Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication degree programme were placed at partner-organisations such as Woolworths, Ogilvy, Publicis, DUKE Advertising, OneDayOnly, OFyt and King James in 2022. Students doing the Advanced Diploma in Copywriting were placed at partner-organisations such as Butler’s Pizza, Mullen Lowe, King James, HelloFCB+ and Grid Worldwide. 

We also host exciting guest lectures from industry leaders on a regular basis.

See Red & Yellow Full Time students in action

How to fund your studies

“My ultimate goal has always been to successfully run my own business. I want the opportunity to run my own organisation with modern finesse, innovative methods and a socially responsible culture.”

Anganathi Beyile,
3rd year BCom Marketing bursary student

At Red & Yellow, we strive to ensure that our students are sufficiently sensitive to our dynamic African context. In living out this philosophy, we at Red & Yellow are also sensitive to the realities facing many potential and current students.

Challenges around student funding is one such reality, and we’ve identified the Capitec Education Finance instrument as a powerful tool which could assist would-be and current students alike in unlocking their full potential. 

For more information on the Capitec Education Finance instrument, click here.

For an estimated breakdown of what it might cost, click here.

To apply for funding through the Capitec Education Finance instrument, click here.

Studying full-time at Red & Yellow means you’ll have the opportunity to experience student accommodation. With a wide variety of secure, affordable accommodation options for students in proximity to our campus, the exciting world of res-life awaits.

From meeting people from all over the world and all walks of life, to interacting with students who are studying in diverse fields at Cape Town’s different higher education institutions: there is nothing quite like living on res.

Red & Yellow does not itself offer on-campus accommodation, but some independent service providers include Campus Key, Digsconnect, GoGreen, RentARoom, Student Republic, Next-Level Student Accommodation, Student and Life, 106 Adderly and Nest. 

We’re all about student wellness & career guidance

At Red & Yellow, we understand that our students are people, not machines – and life often happens to people. That’s why we’ve ensured that we have a suite of services available to assist the valuable members of our community during challenging times. When you study full-time at our campus, these are services which aim to ensure that you have the necessary support to succeed.

Red & Yellow offers wellness and other support services which are rendered by a dedicated wellness and support officer on our team. For additional support, we also regularly engage the services of external counsellors as the need arises.

Our suite of wellness and support services include:

Mental Health Sessions for challenges related to anxiety, depression and other forms of stress.

Career Guidance and Counselling, including personal brand building, career battery assessments, self-mastery and other services within career planning.

Academic Support and Study Management, which is related to time and stress management, as well as broader academic support.

Access to our Career Centre, which offers resources for job searching, CV creation, interview preparation and internships.

Other general services such as wellness-related content shared for psycho-social and psycho-educational awareness; workshops; daily affirmation jars; support sessions; Wellness on Campus events; and access to essential items such as sanitary ware and other related daily essentials.