This programme is directed towards the study of performance in relation to theatre, drama/theatre in education, performing arts management, film and television and the interface between technology and performance. The programme guides the student towards an understanding of the academic discourses and the practical skills required to interrogate, create, manage and promote multiple forms of performance.
Closing date for applications: 30 June annually
- The following persons will be considered for admission: a candidate who is in possession of a certificate that is deemed by the University to be equivalent to the required Grade 12 certificate with university endorsement; a candidate who is a graduate from another tertiary institution or has been granted the status of a graduate of such an institution; and a candidate who is a graduate of another faculty at the University of Pretoria.
- Candidates who comply with the minimum subject requirements and achievement levels as well as the APS requirements of these programmes will be granted placement in the programmes, subject to the availability of space. The abovementioned is not applicable to selection programmes.
- To retain admission, learners will be expected to obtain an APS of at least 28 in Grade 12.
- Life Orientation is excluded when calculating the APS.
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Prospective students from other universities, who successfully passed the first year of study, may only register at the beginning of the second year of study.
Admission is subject to the presentation of a programme, as well as the successful completion of a preliminary examination.
During August the Department conducts an audition (practical and theory) in order to admit the most eligible candidates to study for this degree. The Department will communicate the date for the audition directly to the prospective students. The Department reserves the right to exclude a candidate based on the outcome of the audition.
Other programme-specific information
- Choices within the particular third-year level modules will be made in consultation with the programme coordinators and the lecturers involved.
- Productions: Requirements will be determined by the head of department.
Promotion to next study year
Promotion to the second year of study:
Obtain 12 credits from the fundamental modules, including all ALL modules, as well as 50 credits from the core modules in the first year of study.
Promotion to the third year of study:
Obtain all first-year credits as well as 90 credits from the second year.
Any deviation from these requirements may only be done subject to the approval of the Dean, on the recommendation of the head of department.
Pass with distinction
A student must obtain an average of at least 75% in all the theoretical modules at, as well as 75% in the TNP praxis module at third-year level.