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Tuition Fees:$4,162 /year
Applications Begin:April 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Start Date:February 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Humanities
Campus:Hiddingh Campus
Specialisations:Dance; Theatre
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020
Programme Overview

The programme includes the full academic major in Theatre & Dance Studies and requires students to take courses in other departments in the Humanities faculty.

Those who follow the research orientation will be able to major in another Humanities discipline (together with Theatre & Dance Studies) but will have fewer practical hours in the studio.

Those who follow one of the professional orientations will only be able to complete a limited number of course in other Humanities disciplines but will have more practical hours in the studio.

Students who complete the research orientation will graduate at the end of the third year with a BA degree and can then go on to do Honours as a capping qualification with various professional orientations.

Students who complete the professional orientations will graduate at the end of the fourth year with a BA degree that is Honours equivalent.

After four years of study in either case (research/professional) students are qualified to go on to Masters study and, possibly, the PhD.

Curriculum

First Year

Professional Theatre training courses:
(a) TDP1042F T&P Studiowork: Foundation
TDP1044S T&P Studiowork 1 (Semester 2)
(b) TDP1017H Theatrical Production & Stagecraft A
Introductory academic courses:
(a) TDP1027F Introduction to Theatre and Performance A
(b) TDP1045S South African Performance Genealogies

Second Year

Academic courses:
(a) TDP2010F Global Performances: Mutations and Migrations
(b) TDP2011S Topics in Theatre and Dance Studies
Professional Theatre training courses:
(a) TDP1018H Stagecraft B
Students are required to register for ONE of the following courses
(depending on their area of specialisation):
TDP2040W T&P Studiowork 2A: Acting Unilingual
TDP2041W T&P Studiowork 2B: Acting Bilingual
TDP2043W T&P Studiowork 2C: Dance Performance
TDP2044W T&P Studiowork 2E: Performance Making
TDP2045W T&P Studiowork 2G: Scenography
TDP2046W T&P Studiowork 2H: Applied/Pedagogy

Third Year

Academic courses:
TDP3010F Contemporary Performance
TDP3018S Production Processes
Professional Theatre training courses:
TDP3044H Professional Practice A
Students are required to register for ONE of the following courses
(depending on their area of specialisation):
TDP3042W T&P Studiowork 3A: Acting
TDP3046W T&P Studiowork 3C: Dance Performance
TDP3040W T&P Studiowork 3E: Performance Making
TDP3048W T&P Studiowork 3G: Scenography
TDP3049W T&P Studiowork 3H: Applied/Pedagogy
Third year total

Fourth Year

Academic courses:
TDP4000H Theatre and Dance Research
Professional Theatre training courses:
TDP3045H Professional Practice B
Students are required to register for ONE of the following courses
(depending on their area of specialisation):
TDP4040W T&P Studiowork 4A: Acting
TDP4045W T&P Studiowork 4C: Dance Performance
TDP4041W T&P Studiowork 4E: Performance Making TDP4046W T&P Studiowork 4G: Scenography
TDP4047W T&P Studiowork 4H: Applied/Pedagogy

Admission Requirements

NSC Examinations

FPS 380 or above

NBT AL: Intermediate

Satisfactory performance in an audition

Admission Point Score

32

Satisfactory performance in the portfolio/ audition evaluation

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

This four year degree programme equips students with the necessary skills to enable them to pursue professional careers (in theatre, dance and related fields such as film, television, advertising and teaching) and/or preparation for pursuing research degrees (for students wishing to enter academia).

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $4,162
Tuition Fees for International Students: $4,162

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 Sara Matchett
Progamme Convener
 
Angie Pearson
Administrative Assistant