Tshwane University Of Technology Dance
NATIONAL DIPLOMA: DANCE
Campus where offered: Arts Campus
Important notification to new applicants:
Students who intend to enrol for this qualification for the first time in 2017 should note that it will not be possible to continue with any Baccalaureus Technologiae as from 2020, since it is being replaced by qualifications aligned with the newly-implemented Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework. Potential students are advised to consult the University’s website for any new qualifications which might not be published in this Prospectus.
Admission requirement(s) and selection criteria:
FOR APPLICANTS WHO OBTAINED A SENIOR CERTIFICATE BEFORE 2008:
A Senior Certificate or an equivalent qualification and a talent for dancing. An age limit of 25 years on admission.
Selection is based on an audition, TUT potential assessment and a personal interview.
FOR APPLICANTS WHO OBTAINED A NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE IN OR AFTER 2008:
A National Senior Certificate with a bachelor’s degree or a diploma endorsement, or an equivalent qualification, with an achievement level of at least 3 for English (home language or first additional language).
To be considered for this qualification, applicants must have an Admission Points Score (APS) of at least 18.
Applicants with an APS of 18 and more will be invited for an audition and a structured interview with a panel. The APS will contribute 20% to the final admission score, the physique will contribute 35%, movement quality will contribute 25% and communication skills will contribute 20%.
FOR APPLICANTS WITH A NATIONAL CERTIFICATE (VOCATIONAL):
A National Certificate (Vocational) with at least 50% for English (home language or first additional language) and 50% for Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy, 50% for Life Orientation (excluded for APS calculation), 60% for any other three compulsory vocational subjects and 50% for the fourth subject.
To be considered for this qualification, applicants must have an Admission Points Score (APS) of at least 27.
Minimum duration: Three years.
Presentation: Day classes.
Intake for the qualification: January only.
Closing date for application: 31 July
Exclusion and readmission: See Chapter 2 of Students’ Rules and Regulations.
Second year of study: The first year of study is seen as an ongoing phase in the selection process of career-orientated and talented artists for the profession. With the second study year in mind, students will be evaluated throughout the year in terms of class attendance, progress, potential, marks, commitment and readiness to benefit from further studies, and will be advised accordingly.
Approximate first-year class fees: R36 880.
Additional costs: Please enquire at the department.
Possible careers: A career as a professional dancer or dance teacher, performer, choreographer, self-employed.
The Departmental Administrator
Tel: +27 12 382 6595/6018