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Tuition Fees:$2,880 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture
Campus:Bunting Road Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

This degree prepares students for careers in the design, film, broadcast and advertising industries as; interaction designers, user experience designers, user interface designers, service designers, music video designers, multimedia animators, motion graphics designers, information designers, digital video producers, video editors, video compositors, digital photographers, digital media consultants and creative directors.

Curriculum

First Year

Digital Media Design 1

Design Studies 1

Digital Media Technology 1

Professional Design Practice 1

Visualisation 1

Second Year

Digital Media Design 2

Design Studies 2

Professional Design Practice 2

Visualisation 2

Third Year

Digital Media Design 3

Digital Media Studies 3

Admission Requirements

– Senior certificate or equivalent qualification with the minimum APS or M-score.
– Submission of a prescribed portfolio once the application form has been processed.
– Completion of the National Benchmarking Test (NBT) for Academic and Quantitative Literacy (AQL).
Average Point Score (APS)

A minimum APS of 23 with Mathematics or 24 with Mathematical Literacy is required to apply for the programme.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $12
Application Fees for SADC and African Students: $12

ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS

Please note the following:

— No application fee will be charged for online applications.

— If you have previously applied and have a UJ student number, please call the UJ Call Centre (011 559 4555) to ensure that your cell number and email address are captured on our student database. This will ensure you receive a PIN number to complete the online application process.

An applicant must go to www.uj.ac.za/Apply and select online web application.

PAPER APPLICATIONS

Paper application forms are available on request at a fee of R200. Please note, there is no payment required for online applications.

NB: If you receive a conditional acceptance letter, your matric results will determine final admission into the programme you have applied for. Only then will you be allowed to register.

Applicants meeting the minimum entrance requirements for the BA Design (Digital Media) will be invited to submit a prescribed portfolio.

Portfolio Requirements

Portfolios must be presented neatly and well organised in a flat portfolio and not in a roll. The professional quality of the portfolio and the work it contains will form the basis of the assessment.

The portfolio must contain the following:

  • A receipt indicating that the application form has been submitted to the University of
  • Johannesburg’s Student Enrolment Centre.
  • A certified copy of the applicant’s ID.
  • A certified copy of his/her latest results in the Senior Certificate examination or equivalent qualification.
  • A signed declaration that the portfolio is the applicant’s own work.
  • The six projects outlined below.

NB: Submission of a portfolio must only take place once you have officially applied to the university and have been invited by the faculty to participate in the selection process.

Portfolios must be presented neatly and well organised in a flat portfolio and not in a roll. The professional quality of the portfolio and the work it contains will form the basis of the assessment.
The portfolio must contain the following:
a) A receipt indicating that the application form has been submitted to the University of Johannesburg applications office.
b) A certified copy of the applicant’s ID.
c) A certified copy of his/her latest results in the Senior Certificate examination or equivalent qualification.
d) A signed declaration that the portfolio is the applicant’s own work.
e) The four projects outlined below.
Project 1: Drawing
– Produce an accurate drawing of a wooden chair against a plain background. The whole chair must be represented. This drawing must be done free-hand, not using a ruler, compass, or any other technical drawing instrument or object to help create the drawing.
– Medium and format: Pencil on white A2 paper.
– Assessment criteria: Adherence to instructions, accurate drawing skill, skilful use of medium, composition.
Project 2: Lettering
– Divide an A2 piece of paper into 16 equally sized rectangles. Letter the word “sign” differently in each of the 16 squares.
– Medium and format: A variety of art mediums must be used, from the traditional, such as pencil, to the non-traditional, such as potato print or stencil, on A2 paper or board.
– Assessment criteria: Adherence to instructions, creative thinking, skilful use of media, composition.
Project 3: Describing a process using drawings – comic strip
– Create a five-panel comic strip, using only pictures (no words), to clearly explain the process of frying an egg.
– Medium and format: Any appropriate drawing medium may be selected, such as pencil or pen, on good-quality A3 paper or board.
– Assessment criteria: Adherence to instructions, creative thinking, appropriate selection and skilful use of medium, composition, story-telling skill, visual communication skill, appropriateness of style.
Project 4: Ten examples of your own work
– Include ten examples of your own visual art and/or design.
– Medium and format: drawings, photocopies, photographs, prints or PDF’s.
– Assessment criteria: Art and design skills, drawing skills, creativity, technical ability and attitude

Portfolio Submission
Applicants must submit a prescribed portfolio.
Submission of a portfolio must only take place once you have officially applied to the university and have been invited by the faculty to participate in the selection process. You will be informed by means of a selection letter from the faculty regarding submission dates and portfolio requirements.
Career Opportunities

This degree prepares students for careers in the design, film, broadcast and advertising industries as; interaction designers, user experience designers, user interface designers, service designers, music video designers, multimedia animators, motion graphics designers, information designers, digital video producers, video editors, video compositors, digital photographers, digital media consultants and creative directors.

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $2,880
Tuition Fees for SADC and African Students: $3,063

*The normal Tuition Fees for South African Students is R‭47,757‬

35% of the tuition fees need to be paid by April, and 100% by July.

All students must pay at least R3,870 before they begin their studies while students residing on campus will need to pay at least R6,470 before the begin.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries and other African Countries pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, and a non-refundable international levy of R2,000.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the rest of the world (outside Africa) pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, plus a non-refundable international levy of R17,000

International Levy Amount:
-SADC & Africa – R2,000
-Rest of the World – R17,000

ICT Levy – R430
Registration Fee – R610

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

For International Students:
**
International Student Tuition Fees = Normal Tuition Fee (R‭47,757‬) + International Levy (R2,000) + ICT Levy (R430) +Registration Fee (R610) = R‭50,797‬
-an upfront payment of 30% of tuition fees should be paid at registration.
-then 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by next 30 April.
-and the final 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by 31 July.
The University will offer a 5% discount should all fees be paid at registration.
Fees generally increase between 5 and 15 percent per year. Please contact the University in December to obtain the approved fees for the 2021 academic year.

Relevant Contact

Mr
Mr Ambala Anthony
Head of Department
Mrs
Mrs Elda Majola
Departmental Secretary