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Shaping creative business minds for the Fourth Industrial RevolutionWith smart technologies disrupting industries and changing the way we see and experience the world, the future workplace looks very different to the past. The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or 'Industry 4.0', is upon us, and the graduates of 2018 and beyond need to be prepared for what this new wave of change brings. 7 Dec 2018 Read more >>

Vega students clean up at SA's biggest creative award ceremonies of 2018It's been another proud year for Vega, a brand of the Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), as the school, its navigators, and students from various fields of study were recognised and awarded at the Loeries, Pendoring, Goldpack, PG Bison 1.618, #YouthTube2018 and PromaxBDA Future Awards. 7 Dec 2018 Read more >>

Night of 1000Drawings 2018 at the Vega Durban CampusSharpen your pencils, because The IIE's Vega School Durban campus, in partnership with Barrows Global, is doing it again! Last year, over 600 people booked to attend the Night of 1000Drawings, a festive evening consisting of a market with food, drinks and music provided by talented Vega students, such as Tyler Di Domenico from North & South. 10 Oct 2018 Read more >>

Degrees of success: Why you need to consider studying furtherGetting a foot in the door of an agency, business or organisation you'd really love to work for is not always as easy as putting on your Sunday best and flashing the interviewer your brightest, most charming smile. Often, what they're looking for is actually just a tertiary qualification, which is why many young people place more emphasis on obtaining an undergraduate degree. 19 Sep 2018 Read more >>

Vega students walk away with eight Loeries at the 2018 awardsThis past weekend saw a group of talented students from Vega, a brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), take home an impressive eight Loeries and the Instagram Instahack Award at the 40th annual Loerie Awards, which took place from 17-19 August 2018 at the Durban ICC. 24 Aug 2018 Read more >>

Considering studying at Vega? Pop by for the next open day!Vega, a brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), will host its next open day on Saturday, 4 August 2018. 2 Aug 2018 Read more >>

Vega students named finalists in the 2018 Capitec ChallengeA team of four second-year students at Vega (a brand of The Independent Institute of Education - The IIE) made it to the final round of the Capitec Challenge, placing second overall and beating a host of strong senior competition from other schools across the Western Cape. 19 Jul 2018 Read more >>

Vega students named finalists in the 2018 Capitec ChallengeA team of four second-year students at Vega (a brand of The Independent Institute of Education - The IIE) made it to the final round of the Capitec Challenge, placing second overall and beating a host of strong senior competition from other schools across the Western Cape. 11 Jul 2018 Read more >>

Move over Musk: meet the 25-year-old SA tech billionaire in the makingSouth Africa has produced some of the most talented tech entrepreneurs in the world, from Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the Ubuntu Project - a popular Linux-based operating system and the first African to travel to space - to Elon Musk, world-renowned tech entrepreneur and the brains behind Tesla's electronic car model. 28 Jun 2018 Read more >>

Brand submissions for the 2018 Vega Brand Challenge now openWhen brands encounter a challenge, they generally turn to the professionals for creative help - from strategic brand planning to multimedia design and copywriting, experience and reputation are everything. For this reason, brands tend to place their trust in the tried and tested agencies and consultancies - leaving less room for innovation. 27 Jun 2018 Read more >>

Vega students bag two Pencils at D&AD 2018Four students from Vega - a brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) - are reeling with excitement after receiving two D&AD Pencil awards for their respective group submissions to the competition's New Blood category. 29 May 2018 Read more >>

Campuses in South Africa embrace cryptocurrencyWhile the Bitcoin price may have decreased since the highs of 2017, the interest in learning about it and understanding the underlying blockchain technology that powers it has continued to climb. 11 Apr 2018 Read more >>

Short courses that will pave the way for success in the modern job marketThe biggest challenge most people face when choosing a career is figuring out whether it's the right path for them, and now that you're a working professional, keeping up with technology and the industry shifts is one of the biggest challenges professionals of all ages and backgrounds face. 26 Mar 2018 Read more >>

As if you needed another reason (we've got 100) to study at VegaVega, a brand of the Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), will host a National Open Day on Saturday, 24 March 2018. 22 Mar 2018 Read more >>

Vega launches new media management short course in partnership with AMASAVega, a brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), is launching a Media Management in Brand Building short course, available at its Johannesburg and Cape Town campuses from 2018 onwards. The short course has been developed by the Advertising Media Association of South Africa (AMASA), a body focused on attracting and retaining bright young individuals within the media industry. 24 Nov 2017 Read more >>

Future-proof your job or start a new career with an IIE postgraduate diploma at VegaGlobally, postgraduate diplomas are gaining traction in the tertiary education space as the business world seeks individuals who are versatile, multi-skilled and creative problem-solvers. Tertiary institutions are offering postgraduate diplomas to those seeking a broader skill set and multidimensional thinking. 3 Nov 2017 Read more >>

Vega students pay tribute to Nelson Mandela through children's hospitalThe Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital, which opened on 2 December 2016, is the culmination of years of effort by many people. Among them were four students of Vega School, a brand of the Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). Each of the group achieved a career pinnacle even before embarking on their first jobs. 7 Apr 2017 Read more >>

Short courses can offer an alternative route to a quick career pathEducation which balances critical thinking with practical application enables young learners to fulfill their full potential and lends itself to immediate application in the workplace. This style of education lends itself even more to the short form of education. 6 Apr 2017 Read more >>

Lack of space at public universities needn't spell end of degree dreamsEvery year in January, the media reports extensively on the desperate situation in which thousands of matriculants find themselves – that of having qualified for entry into a degree programme, yet not being able to enrol at a public university due to lack of space. 19 Jan 2017 Read more >>

‘Run with it!': Vega develops future thinkers and resilient creative problem solversIn industry, and as industry professionals will confirm, team leaders take in fresh graduates and expect them to ‘run with it'! The more independent and pro-active they are, the better the chances to stay on, and even better, excel. The ability to ‘run with it', secures a more fluid integration into the fast pace and demanding creative brand communication industry. 19 Jan 2017 Read more >>

South Africa needs both private and public universitiesThere has been a growing narrative of misinformation related to "private universities" within the context of the crisis in the public higher education sector, says Roy Douglas, CEO of ADvTECH Ltd, which owns the country's largest registered private higher education provider, The Independent Institute of Education. 14 Nov 2016 Read more >>

Pendoring breaks new ground with 2016 rankingFollowing requests by advertising agencies and creatives for an official ranking of the 2016 Pendoring winners and finalists, the Pendoring Advertising Awards have heeded the call and decided to issue their first ever ranking based on this year's gold, silver and overall winners, as well as finalists (shortlisted) in both the professional agency and student categories. 8 Nov 2016 Read more >>

PromaxBDA Africa AwardAzraa Kazi and Robyn Philips (CBC2 students here in P-Town) were selected as finalists for the PromaxBDA Africa Future Award. The award is designed to recognise outstanding creative work by students. Their entry "Brave is Sexy" is a very poignant campaign for We The Brave and Lovers Plus. 6 Oct 2016 Read more >>

Vega students win seven Loeries at Durban Loeries® 2016Even teams of Vega School students won Silver and Bronze Loeries during last week's Loeries® Creative Week 2016 held over 15-21 August in Durban. 25 Aug 2016 Read more >>

Our first international student exchange with Fontys kicks offThree 2015 Brand Strategy graduates spent the first semester of 2016 at Fontys Academy for Creative Industries, one of the largest universities in the Netherlands. Thomas Berti, Viloshan Appasamy, both Strategic Brand Communication honours students, and Devon Solomon, a Brand Building and Management degree student, completed subjects ranging from Concepting and Business Model Innovation to Service Marketing to Futures Research and Trendwatching with distinction. 22 Aug 2016 Read more >>