Open Window – Eminating Breezes of Creativity

open window breezes of creativity

“Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.” – Dorothy Parker

If ever there was an institution that waters the roots of innovation, it’s Open Window. This little Gauteng gem is sprouting our future creatives in full force. Find out what OWI is all about.

The Open Window Institute for Arts and Digital Sciences (also called OWI) prides itself in benchmarking courses and lecturing styles to remain right up there with the current industry trends. OWI offers a wide range of career paths to suit the eccentric nature of the creative minds of the future.

The courses have been designed in a way that cater for career paths, not just for a qualification. So after completing any OWI programme, you’ll be ready to take on the industry with rolled up sleeves, a casual smirk, and plenty of skill. In addition, the academic structure of the courses make provision for more than one career path.

Today’s complex world of design calls for diverse graduates who master the low-down of a range of disciplines. Therefore, OWI’s uniquely designed, multi-disciplinary approach will give any student the platform to experiment and explore his or her own skills. These abilities are then sharpened into a focused area of specialisation.

Pepe Marais, Chief Creative Officer at Joe Public, highlights the following characteristics about former OWI students who have gone on to work alongside him.

“Talented. Hard working. Down to earth. Humble. Proactive. Confident. A few words that come to mind when I think of the young talent that I’ve employed from Open Window into our Joe Public creative studio.”

The Open Window Courses

OWI offers you various types of qualifications and programmes. Here’s what’s cracking, in a nutshell:


  • BA in Design Studies
  • BA in Animation Arts
  • BA in Interaction Arts
  • BA in Film Arts
  • BA Honours Degrees

One Year Programmes

  • Graphic Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Photography
  • Film Production
  • 3D Animation & Game Design

Short Courses

A total of 15 short courses, including:

  • Adobe Software
  • Web Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Screenwriting

Creative Energy all Over the Place

Imagine an entire institution filled with creative and innovative students. Must be a pretty colourful vibe.

Along with being innovators, trend-setters and creative thinkers, students enjoy an amazing creative energy on campus which allows for personal growth and discovery both inside the lecturing environment as well as socially with a unique campus and student life.

OWI’s staff members are highly skilled and qualified, and are experts in their fields. If you are looking for a cutting-edge education with creativity, experience and professionalism, you have come to the right place.

Founder of Glow Hire Alexis Fotiadis writes,

“It is very clear that the lecturers go beyond the call of duty and care very much for their students. Amazing team and the best place to study photography in the country.”

Students who graduate at this college are in high demand in the creative industries, because they have a firm academic foundation, as well as practical exposure by the time they graduate.

Here’s what McCann Creative Director Sanche Frolich van Rensburg has to say about OWI.

“I must say again that the standard of the students’ work is OUTSTANDING and very professional. I am so very impressed with Open Window and the level of talent and quality.

Well done to you and your team for keeping the standards so high, we really need that in our industry. Open Window does produce the best talent.”

OWI strives to be the leading, preferred institution in the creative sphere worldwide, and a solid basis in creative tertiary education in South Africa. Check them out!

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