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The Cape Town Creative Academy’s Honours programmes are ideal for BA graduates in the fields of Visual Communication, Contemporary and Fine Art who wish to further their studies on postgraduate level. Both Honours programmes are offered either as a 1-year full-time or 2-year part-time option that commence at the start of February and conclude at the end of November.

The Honours programmes will lead students through a process of practice-based research aimed at developing their conceptual, critical and creative competencies. These programmes produce well-rounded, articulate and highly skilled practitioners that are adequately prepared to enter the creative industries or continue with Master’s level studies.

Honours students interrogate and investigate pertinent questions and concerns, not only through theoretical research but also through the deepening of their creative and artistic practices. These postgraduate offerings aim to develop the creative leaders of tomorrow by instilling a sense of curiosity, resilience and the joy of lifelong learning. These offerings prepare graduates for successful, meaningful and sustainable careers.

The Cape Town Creative Academy’s Honours programmes are ideal for BA graduates in the fields of Visual Communication, Contemporary and Fine Art who wish to further their studies on postgraduate level. Both Honours programmes are offered either as a 1-year full-time or 2-year part-time option that commence at the start of February and conclude at the end of November.

The Honours programmes will lead students through a process of practice-based research aimed at developing their conceptual, critical and creative competencies. These programmes produce well-rounded, articulate and highly skilled practitioners that are adequately prepared to enter the creative industries or continue with Master’s level studies.

Honours students interrogate and investigate pertinent questions and concerns, not only through theoretical research but also through the deepening of their creative and artistic practices. These postgraduate offerings aim to develop the creative leaders of tomorrow by instilling a sense of curiosity, resilience and the joy of lifelong learning. These offerings prepare graduates for successful, meaningful and sustainable careers.

BA (Hons) Contemporary Art

The Bachelor of Arts Honours in Contemporary Art guides graduate students through practical experimentation and research related to their artistic practice, culminating in the presentation of a focussed body of artistic works.

This programme aims to highlight the role and importance of artists as critical cultural workers as part of the institution’s mission to contribute to the growth and development of Contemporary Art discourse and practice on the African continent.

BA (Hons) Visual Communication

The Bachelor of Arts Honours in Visual Communication guides graduate students through practical experimentation and research related to their field of specialisation, under the guidance of specialist research and practical supervisors.

Specialisation options for creative practices include Communication Design, Interaction Design, Motion Design, Illustration, Photography and 3D Visualisation. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • The minimum admission requirement for a Bachelor of Arts Honours Programme is an appropriate Bachelor’s Degree or appropriate Advanced Diploma (NQF level 7) in a relevant field, for which the candidate obtained an aggregate of 65% on exit level. 
  • Applicants without a BA degree or equivalent qualification, but with relevant industry experience, will need to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
  • In addition to the formal admission requirements, applicants are selected based on their ability to evidence the following selection criteria, through a portfolio of evidence
        • a high probability of successfully completing the Bachelor of Arts Honours programme; 
        • a passionate interest in creative practice and scholarly research; 
        • self-motivation, ambition, commitment and strong work ethic. 

Portfolio of Evidence

  • In order to determine an applicant’s standing in relation to these selection criteria, candidates are required to submit a portfolio of evidence (as part of the application form) that includes the following:
        • a letter of motivation for study, in order to determine the applicant’s interests and intentions;
        • the applicant’s academic transcripts obtained for a relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification on NQF7 in order to determine academic proficiency as candidates with a final mark of 65% (or higher) for research-based subjects/courses on NQF level 7 are given preference during the selection process;
        • a sample of academic writing
        • a portfolio of recent creative works completed by the applicant, in their chosen field of specialisation.
  • The minimum admission requirement for a Bachelor of Arts Honours Programme is an appropriate Bachelor’s Degree or appropriate Advanced Diploma (NQF level 7) in a relevant field, for which the candidate obtained an aggregate of 65% on exit level. 
  • Applicants without a BA degree or equivalent qualification, but with relevant industry experience, will need to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
  • In addition to the formal admission requirements, applicants are selected based on their ability to evidence the following selection criteria, through a portfolio of evidence
        • a high probability of successfully completing the Bachelor of Arts Honours programme; 
        • a passionate interest in creative practice and scholarly research; 
        • self-motivation, ambition, commitment and strong work ethic. 

PORTFOLIO OF EVIDENCE

  • In order to determine an applicant’s standing in relation to these selection criteria, candidates are required to submit a portfolio of evidence (as part of the application form) that includes the following:
        • a letter of motivation for study, in order to determine the applicant’s interests and intentions;
        • the applicant’s academic transcripts obtained for a relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification on NQF7 in order to determine academic proficiency as candidates with a final mark of 65% (or higher) for research-based subjects/courses on NQF level 7 are given preference during the selection process;
        • a sample of academic writing
        • a portfolio of recent creative works completed by the applicant, in their chosen field of specialisation.

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