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Jewellery Design and Manufacture Diploma Course at TUT:

Dip (Performing Arts) – NQF Level 6 (360 credits) 

Qualification code: DPPE20 

(Specialisation codes for admission and registration: DPDC20/DPMU20/ DPTD20/DPTT20) 

SAQA ID: 112489, CHE NUMBER: H/H16/E067CAN 

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 4 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, or a higher certificate 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). 

APPLICANTS WITH NATIONAL N DIPLOMA AS PUBLISHED IN NATED 191:N4/N5/ N6 (NQF-LEVEL 5): 

A National N Diploma (Nated 191: N4/N5/N6) in Music or Theatre or Performing Arts at NQF Level 5, issued by the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training (Umalusi) with at least 50% (APS of 4) for English and at least 50% (APS of 4) per subject. 

Applicants will be exempted from subjects at NQF Level 5 on the grounds of N4/ N5/N6 subjects passed at 50% per subject. 

APPLICANTS WITH QUALIFICATIONS ON THE HIGHER EDUCATION QUALIFICATION SUB-FRAMEWORK (HEQSF) OFFERED BY UNIVERSITIES OF TECHNOLOGY: 

A Higher Certificate in Music or an equivalent qualification on NQF Level 5. Exemption might be granted for equivalent National Higher Certificate in Music modules. 

Assessment procedure(s): The Diploma in Performing Arts has three discipline elective streams: Dance; Music; and Theatre Arts and Design. Applicants will be required to stipulate for which discipline elective stream they are applying. In order to be successfully accepted for the selected discipline stream elective, students will be required to fulfil the following relevant assessment process: 

Dance (DPDC20): Applicants will be invited to attend an audition during which they must present the following: 

– participate in a dance class (demonstrating multiple techniques); and 

– present a solo in preferred technique. 

Music (DPMU20): Applicants will be invited to attend an audition during which they must present the following: 

– an interview; 

– music proficiency test; and 

– practical individual audition demonstrating either: 

• a musical instrument, playing a prescribed piece of an own choice; or 

• singing – perform two classical songs/arias (any language). 

Theatre Arts and Design: Applicants apply and register for any one of the following disciplines: 

Technical Theatre and Design (DPTT20): Applicants will be invited for an interview. Selected applicants must participate in the following: 

– creativity assessment; and 

– demonstration of technical skills test (includes both theory and practical). 

Theatre Arts and Performance (DPTD20): Applicants will be invited to attend an audition. Selected applicants must present the following: 

– perform a prescribed text; and 

– perform an own choice extract – comprising either acting, or singing and dance. 

Intake for the qualification: January only. 

Minimum duration: Three years. 

Presentation: Day classes. 

Closing date for application: 31 July. 

Possible careers: 

DANCE discipline stream: Choreographer; Creative entrepreneur; Dancer; Dance captain; Performing Arts maker; Performing Arts reviewer; Theatre maker. 

THEATRE ARTS & DESIGN discipline stream: Actor; Applied Theatre practitioner; Creative entrepreneur; Director; Lighting/sound operator; Media performer (radio and television); Musical Theatre performer; Performing Arts maker; Performing Arts reviewer; Performing Arts technician; Physical Theatre practitioner; Production manager; Scriptwriter; Stage manager; Stage technical crew; Theatre maker; Theatre technician; Voice-over artist.

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