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 candidates 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 National Senior Certificate (NSC) with university endorsement; a candidate who is a graduate from another recognised 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 have completed the National Senior Certificate with admission to degree studies or a certificate of conditional exemption on the basis of a candidate’s international ("foreign") qualifications, the so-called “Immigrant” or “Foreign Conditional Exemption”. The only condition for the “Foreign Conditional Exemption” that is accepted is: ‘completion of the degree course’. The exemption certificate is obtainable from Universities South Africa (USAf). Detailed information is available on the website at mb.usaf.ac.za.
- To retain admission, learners will be expected to obtain an APS of at least 28 in the NSC.
- Life Orientation is excluded when calculating the APS.
English Home Language or English First Additional Language
Should you be selected, you will be expected to achieve an APS of at least 28 in Grade 12 to retain admission.
The NBT is not applicable to this programme.
* Cambridge A level candidates who obtained at least a D in the required subjects, will be considered for admission. International Baccalaureate (IB) HL candidates who obtained at least a 4 in the required subjects, will be considered for admission.
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 a weighted average of at least 75% in all the theoretical modules as well as 75% in the TNP praxis module at third-year level.