Entry Requirements

Find out if You Qualify

Higher Certificate

ENTRY INTO FIRST YEAR
  • National Senior Certificate (South African Grade 12 / Matric) with entry into a Diploma or Higher Certificate
  • Should you not have the above, you may be able to qualify to complete and pass the AFDA Entrance Exam
 

Undergraduate Bachelors Degree (BA / BCOM)

ENTRY INTO FIRST YEAR 
  • National Senior Certificate (South African Grade 12 / Matric) with entry into a Bachelor’s degree
  • You may enter an AFDA degree if you have successfully completed the AFDA Higher Certificate course
  • The National Skills Certificate / National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV) on NQF level 4 with 3 fundamental subjects (incl English) above 60% and 4 vocational subjects above 70%
  • A technical N5 certificate with 4 subjects passed on N5 level incl Maths and English
  • The ACE School of Tomorrow (Accelerated Christian Education) on an achievement level similar to matric exemption
  • If you don’t have matric exemption but have passed the first year of an accredited programme on NQF 6 or 7 (first year of a diploma or degree)
  • Should you not have any of the above, you may be able to qualify to complete and pass the AFDA Entrance Exam
  • If you do not have matric exemption, but are 23 years or older, you can apply for exemption to study a degree at AFDA with HESA
  • Alternatively you can take the Entrance Exam
  • Please contact your nearest AFDA campus to find out more

ENTRY INTO SECOND YEAR

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Postgraduate Honours Degree (BA HONS) or Postgraduate Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

ENTRY INTO HONOURS OR MFA

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REGISTRATION & ACCREDITATION

AFDA is registered as the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, and is a private higher education institution which offers higher certificate and degree programmes. It is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as a private higher education institution under the the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration certificate no. 2001/HE07/012. Our programmes are accredited and we participate productively in the ongoing reaccreditation and quality assurance processes of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) to ensure the quality of our programmes.
Disclaimer: AFDA reserves the rights to make changes or withdraw information or course offers without prior notice. Where possible, AFDA will endeavour to notify all persons and/or organisations affected as a result.