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NATIONAL DIPLOMA: PERFORMING ARTS TECHNOLOGY
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 Potential students are advised to consult the University's website for any new qualifications which might not be published in this Prospectus.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 an equivalent qualification.

Recommended subject(s):
Art, Carpentry and Sewing, Electronics, Mathematics and Technical Drawing.

Selection criteria:
Practical, psychometric and a TUT potential assessment and an interview. A portfolio of the applicant's work may be submitted, if available. Applicants are assessed according to a formula for academic merit, based on scholastic
performance. Three Higher Grade subjects are required.

Formula for academic merit:

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

Applicants who score 11 points or less according to the formula will not be accepted.

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 3 for English (home language or first additional language), 2 for Mathematics and 3 for Mathematical Literacy.

Recommended subject(s):
None.

Selection criteria:
To be considered for this qualification, applicants must have an Admission Points Score (APS) of at least 17 (with Mathematics) or 18 (with Mathematical Literacy).

Assessment procedures:
The APS will only be taken into consideration to determine if an applicant will be allowed to enrol for the qualification. The interview will contribute 40% and the demonstration of practical skills will contribute 60% to the final admission score.

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.

Second year: The first year of study is seen as an ongoing phase in the evaluation of career-orientated and
talented artists for the entertainment industry. With the second year of study in mind, students will be evaluated throughout the year in terms of class attendance, progress, potential, marks, commitment and readiness to benefit from further studies, and will be advised accordingly.

Practical experience: In order to be admitted to obtain practical experience in the industry, students must pass all subjects of the previous study years, as well as the current study year.

Timetable:  Please take note that, because of timetable constraints, a failed subject may be presented at
the same time as subjects of the following year of study.

Closing date for application: 31 July.

Approximate first-year class fees:  R43 360.

Additional costs:  Please enquire at the department.

Possible careers:  Entertainment industry, theatre, film and T V, advertising and promotion companies, sound-recording studios, film-related industries, production houses and the display industry.

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

Contact details
The Departmental Administrator
Tel: +27 12 382 6154
E-mail:
artsinfo@tut.ac.za

 
All information is subject to change without further notice.