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Tuition Fees:$3,396 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Humanities
Campus:Upper Campus
Specialisations:Multimedia Production; Screen Production; Digital Media and Informatics
Application Deadline: 31 July 2021
Programme Overview

This specialisation seeks to develop a range of practical, theoretical, historical, and analytical skills in the areas of film, media, and visual studies. Students initially register for a BA degree with majors in Film and Television Studies and Media & Writing.

For the first eighteen months of studies, all students take the same core courses, regardless of whether they are intending to follow a general degree with double majors in Film and Television Studies and Media & Writing, or whether they are hoping to follow the structured curriculum specialisation in Film and Media Production (FMP).

As formal acceptance for the FMP specialisation only occurs in the second semester of the second year, students are initially accepted and registered for the general Bachelor of Arts degree. Selection criteria are explained during the first year of study.

Students would be expected to work in media on campus and to find internships in the media industry should they be selected for the Film and Media Production specialisation.

Curriculum

Multimedia Production or Screen Production

First year: 8 semester courses

(a) FAM1000S Analysing Film and TV

(b) FAM1001F Media and Society

(c) Six 1000-level semester courses

Note: Students wishing to do an additional major may have to take an appropriate extra semester

course in second year.

Second year: 6 semester courses

(a) At least one of the following:

FAM2000F Writing & Editing in the Media

FAM2004F World Cinema: Histories and Movements

(b) One of the following:

FAM2014S Screen Production I

FAM2017S Multimedia Production I

(c) At least one of the following:

FAM2003S Media, Power and Culture

FAM2013S Introduction to Screen Genres

(d) Any other semester course or courses as required Inclusion of an approved senior ELL or SLL language or literature course is recommended.

Third year: 6 semester courses

(a) One of the following:

FAM3016F Screen Production II

FAM3018F Multimedia Production II

(b) One of the following Senior Research Projects:

FAM3017S Senior Research Project Screen

FAM3019S Multimedia Production III

(c) At least two of the following:

FAM3000F The Media in South Africa

FAM3001S Advanced Media Studies

FAM3003S Advanced Film Studies

FAM3005F Film in Africa

FIN3029S Critical Studies in Art History and Visual Culture

Admission Requirements

NSC Examinations

WPS 450 or above (likely to equate to FPS 409 or above)

An applicant with a maximum disadvantage score of 10% and an FPS of 409 will meet the WPS 450 requirement (409+41 = 450)

NBT AL: Upper-Intermediate or above

English Language

A-Level: E

AS-Level: D

NSSC: Higher Level 3

GCSE/ IGCSE/ O-Level: C

IB HL: grade 3

IB SL: grade 4

Admission Point Score
32

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:
– Broadcast engineer.
– Broadcast presenter.
– Location manager.
– Programme researcher broadcasting/film/video.
– Television camera operator.
– Television/film/video producer.
– Television production coordinator.

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,396
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,396

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 Martha Evans
Programme Convener
 
Prof. Marion Walton
Programme Convener