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NATIONAL DIPLOMA: PHOTOGRAPHY
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 Potential students are advised to consult the University's website for any new qualifications which might not be published in this Prospectus.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.

Selection criteria:
Admission is subject to evaluation, which includes the successful completion of an assignment (which includes a questionnaire) and a personal interview. Any additional photographs may be submitted with the assignment.

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).

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

Assessment procedures:
Applicants with an APS of 18 and more will be invited to prepare a digital photographic portfolio and complete a comprehensive questionnaire. Particulars of the portfolio will be provided when TUT has received the application. It is the discretion of the selection panel to call an interview if deemed necessary.

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.

Timetable constraints: Students who have to repeat subjects from previous academic years, and who experience timetable constraints, must contact the Head of the Department. However, it should be kept in mind that timetables will not necessarily be amended.

Closing date for application: 31 July.

Approximate first-year class fees: R36 290 (fees include a camera, tripod and external harddrive).

Additional costs: Please enquire at the department.

Possible careers: Photographer employed by an organisation or doing freelance work: portraiture, advertising, fashion, press, editorial, industrial, architecture, fine art.

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Link to the Prospectusarts.htm
Link to
Important notice on the revision of qualifications

Contact details
The Departmental Administrator
Tel: +27 12 382 6133
E-mail:
artsinfo@tut.ac.za  

 
All information is subject to change without further notice.