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Diploma in Fine and Applied Arts course at TUT

Diploma in Fine and Applied Arts course at TUT:

    • Dip (Fine and Applied Arts) – NQF Level 6 (360 credits) 
    • Qualification code: DPFA19 
    • SAQA ID: 97840, CHE NUMBER: H/H16/E028CAN 

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 20 (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 20 (excluding Life Orientation).

Assessment Procedure: Applicants who apply before the closing of applications and who meet the minimum criteria 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: potential to complete the qualification successfully; creativity; two-dimensional and three-dimensional skills; design ability; drawing skills; sense of colour; and general potential and craftsmanship. 

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: Product developer in glass/ceramics/fibre; Designer in glass/ ceramics/fibre; Crafter in glass/ceramics/fibre; Painter; Sculptor; Installation artist; Printmaker; Ceramist; Fibre artist; Glass artist; Muralist; Museum/ gallery guide; Museum/gallery curator; Illustrator. 

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