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Tuition Fees:$4,162 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Student Intake:Restricted Number
Final Award:Diploma in Theatre and Performance
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Humanities
Campus:Hiddingh Campus
Specialisations:Acting; Dance Performance; Performance Making; Pedagogy
Application Deadline: 31 July 2021
Programme Overview

The Diploma in Theatre and Performance admits very restricted numbers of students and is specifically intended for candidates who wish to take professional studies in Theatre and Performance and make careers in the theatre/dance and related industries.

Curriculum

First year

Professional Theatre training courses:

(a) TDP1043F T&P Studiowork 1 (Semester 1)

TDP1044S T&P Studiowork 1 (Semester 2)

(b) TDP1017H Theatrical Production & Stagecraft A

Introductory academic courses:

(a) TDP1027F Introduction to Theatre and Performance A

(b) TDP1045S South African Performance Genealogies

(c) DOH1005F Writing in the Performing Arts

Second year

Academic Courses:

(a) TDP2010F Global Performances: Mutations and Migrations

(b) TDP2011S Topics in Theatre and Dance Studies

Professional Theatre training courses:

(a) TDP1018H Stagecraft B

Students are required to register for ONE of the following courses

(depending on their area of specialisation):

TDP2040W T&P Studiowork 2A: Acting Unilingual

TDP2041W T&P Studiowork 2B: Acting Bilingual

TDP2043W T&P Studiowork 2C: Dance Performance

TDP2044W T&P Studiowork 2E: Performance Making

TDP2045W T&P Studiowork 2G: Scenography

TDP2047W T&P Studiowork 2I: Applied/Pedagogy Prac

Third year

Professional Theatre training courses:

TDP3044H Professional Practice A

TDP3045H Professional Practice B

Students are required to register for ONE of the following courses

(depending on their area of specialisation):

TDP3043W T&P Studiowork 3B: Acting Prac

TDP3047W T&P Studiowork 3D: Dance Performance Prac

TDP3041W T&P Studiowork 3F: Performance Making Prac

TDP3050W T&P Studiowork 3I: Applied/Pedagogy Prac

Admission Requirements

NSC Examinations

NSC endorsed for diploma studies

NBT AL: Intermediate

Satisfactory performance in an audition

International Examinations

School-leaving qualification endorsed for Diploma studies

Satisfactory performance in an audition

For Diploma in Music Performance: Satisfactory performance in a

music theory test

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Apply online

You will need a working email address and your South African identity number. If you are an international applicant, you need your passport number.

Applications close

31 July of the year prior to study for South African and international applicants.

Application status

Check your application status online or follow the directions on your letter from the admissions office in order to log in and determine your application status. Should you not have received your login and password, you may also use your names and birth date.

Career Opportunities

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
– Actor
– Community arts worker
– Choreographer
– Dancer
– Drama therapist
– Music producer
– Music therapist
– Theatre director
– Arts administrator
– Broadcast presenter
– Film director
– Further education teacher
– Higher education lecturer
– Secondary school teacher
– Special effects technician
– Talent agent
– Theatre stage manager

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $4,162
Tuition Fees for International Students: $4,162

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

South African citizens and South African permanent residents

An initial payment of fees (for tuition and residence) is due by January. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. You will be allowed to register if the initial payment has not been received by the due date.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment),

plus if applicable;

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due 30 June 2020.

International students from the SADC region

An initial payment of fees (tuition and residence and the administrative service fee) is due before registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment), plus

Non-refundable administrative service fee R4,000

plus if applicable

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

International Students

International students must make a minimum initial payment towards the tuition fees, international term fees and residence fees (where applicable), prior to registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

Payment due prior to registration for:

UCT full-time international fee-paying students (except Master’s & PhD students): R95,000

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

plus if applicable:

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full residence cost. Final payment is due in June.

Relevant Contact

 
Dr Sara Matchett
Progamme Convener
 
Angie Pearson
Administrative Assistant