DUT Diploma Courses

By | June 9, 2017

DUT Diploma Courses



3 years full-time

Entry Requirements:
South African Grade 12, or equivalent. A good command of English is essential as lectures and text books are in English. A prior involvement in video, photography, graphic design or drama would be an advantage as would Computer literacy. The limited places are then offered after qualifications have been reviewed and applicants have been interviewed.

Please note: there are many more applicants who apply for the course than can be offered places. Meeting minimum requirements in no ways guarantees placement on the course

Subjects in the course:

Introduction to Television: Theory and Programme making

Television Production Theory 1 : Camera and Lighting 1, Script Writing 1; Sound 1; Editing 1; Computers

Television Production Theory 2: Camera and Lighting 2, Script Writing 2; Sound 2; Editing 2; Production Management

Television Production Theory 3: Directing

Communication in Video: 1

Communication in Video: 2

Communication in Video: 3

Television Electronics

Television Appreciation and Development :1

Television Appreciation and Development: 2

Practical Television Production: 1

Practical Television Production: 2

Practical Television Production: 3


1 year, post diploma

Entrance Requirements:
Above average achievement in the N. Dip: Video Technology, or equivalent 3 year diploma or degree, is required. In addition, applicants will be requested to present themselves for an interview and assessment.

Subjects in the course:
Television Production Theory 4
Students focus on refining concepts and content for productions and pitching these ideas to a panel. Courses include marine videography, broadcast management, business skills and independent producing.

Practical Television Production 4
A variety of practical training is offered including:

Panasonic P2 and Canon DSLR camera operations
Jimmy Jib operations
Marine videography (view pictures Marine Photography)
Final Cut Pro editing
Pro Tools final mix operations

Students design a portfolio of productions including productions such as long form dramas and documentaries as well as reality, music videos, outside broadcasts, studio-based programmes or cutting-edge, new genre forms not yet seen on television. The majority of time allocated to this subject is spent in hands-on programme making resulting in high-quality, broadcastable programmes.

Students complete a course in research methods in both a class room and on-line context.

Research Project
Students devise a research question of relevance to the television industry and complete a research paper on their chosen topic.

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