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Digital Arts
Digital Arts The BA in Digital Arts is a four-year professional degree that allows you to tailor your specialisation in Digital Art, and gives you a useful, broad skillset.
Digital Arts The BA in Digital Arts is a four-year professional degree that allows you to tailor your specialisation in Digital Art, and gives you a useful, broad skillset.

Qualification: BA Digital Arts

Faculty: Humanities

Duration: 4 years

School: Wits School of Arts

Study mode: Full-time


Bachelor of Arts in Digital Arts Programme Code: AFA11

The combination of artistic, technical and critical skills equips you to be an innovator, practical problem-solver, as well as a critical thinker and digital artist.

This multidisciplinary programme is offered to students from the School of Electrical and Information Engineering (BEngSc Digital Art) and the WSoA (BA Digital Arts).

  • Animator
  • Game Developer
  • Systems Administrator
  • Game Writer
  • VR Developer

Your first two years includes core academic and professional concepts:

Critical Arts Analysis
Game Design  
Storytelling and Drawing
3D Modeling and Animation

Once you move into the 3rd and 4th year levels of study, you continue with critical theory, and choose your specialisations from a range of professional majors:

Game Design
Experimental Narrative
Interactive Media

In the senior years, you will be able to experiment with growing technologies like VR and AR, and produce large-scale creative projects. We will be sending you off with a broad portfolio with which to enter industry.


  • Digital Art Theory IIIA AND IIIBFilm
  • Film, Visual and Performing Arts IIIA: Aesthetics, Technologies and Commodity Cultures
  • Film, Visual and Performing Arts IIIB: Medium, Process and Criticality

AND, choose to pairs for specialisation:

  • Writing and Interactivity IIIA AND IIIB
  • Interactive Media IIIA AND IIIB
  • Animation IIIA AND IIIB
  • Game Design IIIA AND IIIB


  • Digital Arts Research Project
  • Digital Art Project IV

AND, select two courses from the following:

  • Animation IV
  • Game Design IV
  • Interactive Media IV
  • Writing and Interactivity IV

APS 34+

English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5


Applicants with an entry requirement of at least 30-33 APS points are wait-listed, subject to place availability.

Additional Selection Criteria

You will be required to attend a digital arts workshop and/or complete a questionnaire. Go to Additional Requirements for more information. Due to limited space, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to place availability, academic results, and other entry requirements, where applicable.

Application closing date for Bachelor of Audiology, Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology, and Bachelor of Arts in Film & Television: 30 June 2023

Application closing date for other degrees in Humanities: 30 September 2023

Residence application closing date: 30 September 2023

  • The Student Enrolment Centre at Wits handles all student applications.
  • Please click here for an overview of the application process. 
  • Check the admission requirements for your degree. Check if any additional selection requirements apply. 
  • Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.
  • Once you have applied, an admissions consultant will be assigned to your application.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal.
  • If you are an international applicant and/or have a foreign qualification, please click here.

Wits Plus applicants, applications can only be done online. We will be in contact with you should we require additional documentation.

Compliance with the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place at the University. The University has a specific number of places for first year undergraduates, approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

Click here to see the current average tuition fees for the first year of study. The Fees website also provides information about the payment of fees and closing dates for fees payments. Once you have applied you will be able to access the fees estimator on the student self-service portal. 

The Financial aid office provides information on student funding and scholarships. University-funded Scholarships include Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships, University Entrance Scholarships, Equality Scholarships, Sports Scholarships and National Olympiad winner awards. For information about NSFAS funding, please visit the NSFAS websiteExternal bursaries portal: The Bursaries South Africa website provides a comprehensive list of bursaries in South Africa.

Wits Plus applicants: terms of payment are in accordance with University regulations, and students are not eligible for University bursaries/NSFAS or residential accommodation.