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Tuition Fees:$2,697 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture
Campus:Bunting Road Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

Interior Designers give spaces character
If you thought interior design was just about decorating, think again! Interior Designers engage with a range of interior spaces to create innovative spatial solutions with a thorough knowledge of building technology, materials and human environmental needs.

Interior designers have a broad scope of knowledge of design and construction and use their expertise in refining the interior space to the highest level of function, quality and comfort and detail.

Functional Aesthetics
The study of Interior Design involves a sound knowledge of architectural structure, space planning, building materials and finishes, surfaces, lighting, interior fittings and furniture.

Interior designers work on the interior spaces of corporate offices, retail stores, restaurants, exhibitions, hotels, residences and more. They often work in association with architects and engineers in planning, designing and finishing the spaces of new buildings or renovated ones.

Creative problem solving
At the University of Johannesburg, interior design students develop the ability to solve design-related problems in divergent and creative ways. The scope of training opens doors to many career opportunities in the world of interior design and architecture where graduates will work with both the structural and aesthetic aspects of interiors.

Interior Designers engage with a range of interior spaces to create innovative spatial solutions with a thorough knowledge of building technology, materials and human environment needs.

The Department of Interior Design offers an undergraduate Bachelor Degree, Honours of Design Degree and a Master of Art in Design. The Department’s facilities include designated studio areas first year to Master’s students and a centrally-located specialist computer studio.

Curriculum

First Year

Interior Design 1

Interior Design Construction and Detailing 1

Interior Design Communication Technology 1

History and Theory of Interior Design 1

Building Services and Materials 1

Entrepreneurship 1

(Semester 1)

Sustainable Design 1

(Semester 2)

Second Year

Interior Design 2

Interior Design Construction and Detailing 2

Interior Design Communication Technology 2

History and Theory of Interior Design 2

Building Services and Materials 2

Entrepreneurship 2

(Semester 1)

Sustainable Interior Design 2 (Semester 2)

Third Year

Interior Design 3

Interior Design Construction and Detailing 3

History and Theory of Interior Design 3

Professional Interior Design Practice 3

(Semester 1)

Admission Requirements
  • Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification with a minimum APS or M-score
  • Attendance of an entrance assessment once the application form has been processed
  • Submission of a portfolio with ten pieces of work, to be presented at the entrance assessment
  • Completion of the National Benchmarking Test (NBT) for Academic and Quantitative Literacy (AQL)

Recommended subjects include Art and Mathematics.

Average Point Score (APS)
A minimum APS of 23 with Mathematics or 24 with Mathematical Literacy is required to apply for the programme.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $12
Application Fees for SADC and African Students: $12

ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS

Please note the following:

— No application fee will be charged for online applications.

— If you have previously applied and have a UJ student number, please call the UJ Call Centre (011 559 4555) to ensure that your cell number and email address are captured on our student database. This will ensure you receive a PIN number to complete the online application process.

An applicant must go to www.uj.ac.za/Apply and select online web application.

PAPER APPLICATIONS

Paper application forms are available on request at a fee of R200. Please note, there is no payment required for online applications.

NB: If you receive a conditional acceptance letter, your matric results will determine final admission into the programme you have applied for. Only then will you be allowed to register.

Applicants meeting the minimum entrance requirements (APS or M-score) for the BA (Interior Design) Degree will be invited to attend an entrance assessment and to submit a prescribed portfolio.

Selection Criteria
Applicants are selected by means of an entrance assessment consisting of an interview, a written component, a practical assessment testing two- and three-dimensional skills and the submission of a portfolio. Applicants must bring the portfolio and the following to the entrance assessment:

  • Pen, pencils, eraser, metal-edged ruler, cutting knife for cardboard, a tube of clear Bostik glue, two sheets of A2 cartridge drawing paper and one sheet of lightweight A1 triplex mounting board (cardboard).
  • Passport photographs, money for refreshments, the prescribed portfolio, as described below.

Portfolio Requirements

  • A portfolio of at least ten pieces of work is required
  • The work should ideally include examples of drawings, paintings or design
  • Applicants are encouraged to take photographs of any completed original art or design work that cannot be presented in their portfolios. Photographs should be presented in printed format during the entrance assessment.

NB: Submission of a portfolio must only take place once you have officially applied to the university and have been invited by the faculty to participate in the selection process.

Career Opportunities

Graduates are qualified for interior design careers in:
– Retail and commercial display
– Hospitality design
– Corporate design
– Exhibition design and display systems
– Residential design

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $2,697
Tuition Fees for SADC and African Students: $2,881

*The normal Tuition Fees for South African Students is R‭44,730‬

35% of the tuition fees need to be paid by April, and 100% by July.

All students must pay at least R3,870 before they begin their studies while students residing on campus will need to pay at least R6,470 before the begin.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries and other African Countries pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, and a non-refundable international levy of R2,000.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the rest of the world (outside Africa) pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, plus a non-refundable international levy of R17,000

International Levy Amount:
-SADC & Africa – R2,000
-Rest of the World – R17,000

ICT Levy – R430
Registration Fee – R610

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

For International Students:
**
International Student Tuition Fees = Normal Tuition Fee (R‭44,730‬) + International Levy (R2,000) + ICT Levy (R430) +Registration Fee (R610) = R‭47,770‬
-an upfront payment of 30% of tuition fees should be paid at registration.
-then 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by next 30 April.
-and the final 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by 31 July.
The University will offer a 5% discount should all fees be paid at registration.
Fees generally increase between 5 and 15 percent per year. Please contact the University in December to obtain the approved fees for the 2021 academic year.

Relevant Contact

 
Mrs Amanda Breytenbach
Head of Department
 
Mrs Luthuli
Departmental Secretary
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