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NATIONAL DIPLOMA: DRAMA
Campus where offered: Arts Campus

Important notification to new applicants:
Students who intend to enrol for this qualification for the first time in 2017 should note that it will not be possible to continue with any Baccalaureus Technologiae as from 2020, since it is being replaced by qualifications aligned with the newly-implemented Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework. Potential students are advised to consult the University's website for any new qualifications which might not be published in this Prospectus.

Admission requirement(s) and selection criteria:
FOR APPLICANTS WHO OBTAINED A SENIOR CERTIFICATE BEFORE 2008:
Admission requirement(s):

A Senior Certificate or a relevant qualification.

Selection criteria:
Applicants are assessed by means of a formula for academic merit, based on scholastic performance. Successful completion of an audition in which the applicants must prove that their performance aptitude and creativity are of an acceptable standard in the opinion of the selection panel.

Formula for academic merit: 

SYMBOL HG  SG
 A  5  4
 B  4  3
 C  3  2
 D  2  1
 E  1  0

i. Applicants who score 5 or less points according to the formula for academic merit will not be accepted.
ii. Applicants who score 6 or more points must undergo a TUT potential assessment prior to the audition. The 
    results of the assessment will determine admission to the audition.
iii. Audition: selected applicants must present the following:
     - A prescribed drama excerpt.
     - A well-presented monologue from a play of their own choice.

Please note: The outcome of the merit for the audition will be determined by the selection panel. Due to the nature of the work, they should not wear clothes that will hamper their movement.

FOR APPLICANTS WHO OBTAINED A NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE IN OR AFTER 2008:
Admission requirement(s):

A National Senior Certificate with a bachelor’s degree or a diploma endorsement, or an equivalent qualification, with an achievement level of at least 4 for English (home language or first additional language).

Selection criteria:
To be considered for this qualification, applicants must have an Admission Points Score (APS) of at least 19.

Assessment procedures:
Applicants with an APS of 19 and more will be invited for an audition and a structured interview with a panel. The APS will contribute 30% to the final admission score and the practical audition will contribute 70%.
Audition: selected applicants must present the following:
- A prescribed drama excerpt.
- A well-presented monologue from a play of their own choice.

FOR APPLICANTS WITH A NATIONAL CERTIFICATE (VOCATIONAL):
Admission requirement(s):

A National Certificate (Vocational) with at least 50% for English (home language or first additional language) and 50% for Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy, 50% for Life Orientation (excluded for APS calculation), 60% for any other three compulsory vocational subjects and 50% for the fourth subject.


Selection criteria:
To be considered for this qualification, applicants must have an Admission Points Score (APS) of at least 27.

Minimum duration:  Three years.

Presentation:  Day classes.

Intake for the qualification: January only.

Exclusion and readmission:  See Chapter 2 of Students’ Rules and Regulations.

Closing date for application: 31 July.

Approximate first-year class fees: R22 270.

Additional costs: Please enquire at the department.

Possible careers: Professional performing artist, opportunities in cabaret, film, stage, radio, television, educational theatre, industrial theatre, stage administration, children’s theatre and puppet theatre, teaching.

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Link to the: 2017 Prospectus
Link to Important notice on the revision of qualifications

Contact Details
The Departmental Administrator
Tel: +27 12 382 6130
E-mail: artsinfo@tut.ac.za

 

All information is subject to change without further notice.