Bachelor of Arts Honours in Live Performance

Course Type:



1 year, full time



Total Tuition Fees 2024

R113 260
* Total tuition fee for Gqerberha campus:
R108 920

NQF Level 8 | SAQA ID 35937

The AFDA Postgraduate school is focused on developing innovative research, origination, production and distribution of entertainment concepts for both local and international markets.

Over the last fifteen years, the AFDA Postgraduate School has produced a large network of graduates who have made a significant contribution to the South African entertainment industry. A large percentage of commercials, feature films, television series, music and retail content is produced by AFDA Honours graduates.

With a postgraduate level focus on Research Led Practice/Practice Led Research, the AFDA Honours degrees equip students to apply research and critical engagement to the production of an artwork.

The program also aims to develop key knowledge and skills for success in meeting future challenges, augmenting imagination, creativity, collaboration and communication, leadership, innovation and
entrepreneurial skills.

This research approach not only prepares students for further postgraduate studies, but also
for entering the world of work in their preferred field of specialisation.

Students in the Honours programmes will conceptualise, develop, produce, market and professionally
exhibit one of the following works:

Live Performance Students:


  • Lead roles in two 24-minute dramatic narrative films or television pilots
  • Two 45 – 60-minute stage productions
  • One 45 – 60 minute stage production and a lead role in a 24-minute dramatic narrative film or television pilot

Music Performance

Two 45 -60-minute music performance shows with associated album release, branded web or
mobi-series; or music video


AFDA offers a unique higher education environment where outcomes-based and collaborative learning empowers students with competitive, professional and innovative skills.


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