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Tuition Fees:$3,256 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and IT
Campus:Hatfield Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

Modern information technology offers the possibility of information products being designed and created comprising various types of media over and above the traditional text medium. Information technology therefore results in the convergence of various previously separate traditional media. There is not a single discipline that handles the combination of information products.

The multimedia qualification in the department of Information science addresses this shortcoming. Any type of institution in all economic spheres, including government, may profit from a multimedia approach to information design, organisation and retrieval.

Multimedia documents include text, graphics, sound, video and animation. The purpose of this qualification is to enable students to understand the necessary concepts to build multimedia products and maintain the products. This programme is therefore a combination of theory and practice.

The explosion of the web, as well as the exponential growth and power of information technology, requires the introduction of this degree following international trends.

Admission Requirements

APS

30+

English Home Language

NSC/IEB – 5

AS Level – C

Mathematics

NSC/IEB – 6

AS Level – B

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 achieved at least a 4 in the required subjects will be considered for admission.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $18
Application Fees for International Students: $18

UP applications open on 1 March of the year preceding the year of study.

Each prospective student must complete only one online application. On the online application, the University of Pretoria offers a first and second choice in terms of what you wish to study. All applicants should fill in both a first and second choice on the online application.

Once your online application has been processed, you will receive a student number(EMPLID).

Receiving a student number (EMPLID) does NOT imply that you have been accepted by the University of Pretoria yet. Admission is a separate process that your application undergoes after being evaluated by the relevant faculty.

It is in your best interest to complete your own online application. The University of Pretoria does not make use of representatives, agents or agencies during the application process. If you choose to make use of representatives, agents or agencies, you do so at your own risk. It is of utmost importance that you provide your personal email and postal addresses to enable the University of Pretoria to communicate with you directly.

International students need to comply with immigration requirements. For assistance and enquiries, email isd@up.ac.za.

The registration guidelines show you step by step on how to register successfully. In case of difficulties, contact the online registration help desk from 6 January 2020 on telephone +27 (0) 12 420 5347 or email us at registration@up.ac.za.

Various holds may prevent you from registering successfully. Please check for holds on the UP Student Centre.

Application Deadline for South Africans – 30th September

Application Deadline for non-South Africans – 31st August

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Programmers,
– web designers,
– animation specialists,
– video editors and electronic artists.

The programme prepares candidates for positions at any of the following content producers:
– paper publications,
– television,
– radio,
– phone technologies and the web.

Graduates can become coders and work for programming companies. They can develop skills in their particular areas of interest, such as digital music or video programming, or graphic, games or web development.

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,256
Tuition Fees for International Students: $6,513

An international levy (R3295) is payable annually by all non-South African citizens as well as students who are citizens of SADC countries on these visas. This amount is payable in addition to the initial fee payable at registration.

Asylum seekers, refugees, diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa are exempted from paying the international levy.

International registration and tuition fees:
Non-South African citizens (excluding students who are citizens of SADC countries) will be charged double the tuition fee of South African students, AND the International levy will be charged. (Except for research master’s or doctoral degrees, where only the local tuition fee will be required.)

Students who are citizens of SADC countries will pay the same tuition fee as charged for South African citizens BUT also have to pay the international levy.

Asylum seekers, refugees and diplomats stationed in South Africa, as well as permanent residents of South Africa only, are exempted from paying double tuition fees and are exempted from the international levy.

International students will be required:
– to pay an initial fee before registration (R5000)
– to pay 50% of their full student account by 30 April, and the remainder by 31 July

Relevant Contact

 
Miss Marilaine Erasmus
Undergraduate Coordinator School of Information Technology
 
Jenny van Rooyen
Undergraduate applications and admissions: