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Diploma in Commercial Photography course at TUT

Diploma in Commercial Photography course at TUT:

  • Dip (Commercial Photography) – NQF Level 6 (360 credits)
  • Qualification code: DPPG20
  • SAQA ID: 100992, CHE NUMBER: H16/14266/HEQSF

Campus where offered: Arts Campus. 

Admission requirement(s) and Selection criteria: 

•APPLICANTS WITH A NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE OBTAINED IN OR AFTER 2008: 

Admission requirement(s): A National Senior Certificate with a bachelor’s degree or a diploma endorsement, or an equivalent qualification, with an achievement level of at least 3 for English (home language or first additional language). 

Selection criteria: To be considered for this qualification, applicants must have an Admission Point Score (APS) of at least 22 (excluding Life Orientation). 

APPLICANTS WITH A NATIONAL CERTIFICATE (VOCATIONAL) AT NQF LEVEL 4: 

Admission requirement(s): A National Certificate (Vocational) at NQF Level 4 with a bachelor’s degree or a diploma endorsement, with at least 50% for English (home language or first additional language) and 40% for Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy, 40% for Life Orientation (excluded for APS calculation) and 50% for any other three compulsory vocational subjects. 

Selection criteria: To be considered for this qualification, applicants must have an Admission Point Score (APS) of at least 22 (excluding Life Orientation). 

Assessment Procedure: Applicants who apply before the closing of the set departmental application date and who meet these minimum criteria (as listed above) will be invited to submit a portfolio for evaluation and to complete a questionnaire. The APS will contribute 20% to the final admission score, the questionnaire will contribute 30%, and the portfolio will contribute 50%. 

Aspects that are taken into consideration are: 

(i) Potential to complete the programme successfully. 

(ii) Successful completion of the admission requirements and questionnaire whereby the candidate will be assessed on their language proficiency, and ability to answer questions with insight. 

(iii) The photographic assignment will be assessed according to the following: 

• Submission of all the photographs; 

• Technical aspects (sharpness, tonalities, perspective and use of light); 

• Content (subject matter and composition); and 

• Presentation. 

Acceptance is subject to available capacity according to the Student Enrolment Plan (SEP). Once a programme is full, a waiting list will be in place to provide an opportunity for applicants to fill places of those who did not register on time. Applicants will be informed of their status per official letter from the Office of the Registrar, alternatively, they can check their application status on the TUT website, www.tut.ac.za. 

Intake for the qualification: January only. 

Presentation: Day classes. 

Minimum duration: Three years. 

Closing date for application: 31 July. 

Possible careers: Photographer employed by an organisation or doing freelance work: portraiture, advertising, fashion, press, editorial, industrial, architecture, fine art. 

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