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Wits University Faculty of Humanities
Dramatic Art The BADA degree is a four  year professional degree programme. It aims to stimulate an awareness of historical and theoretical developments in drama and film and to educate and train students in the theoretical and practical study of theatre and performance and cognate disciplines.
Dramatic Art The BADA degree is a four  year professional degree programme. It aims to stimulate an awareness of historical and theoretical developments in drama and film and to educate and train students in the theoretical and practical study of theatre and performance and cognate disciplines.

Qualification: BADA

School: Wits School of Arts

Faculty: Humanities

Duration: 4 years

Study mode: Full-time

Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Art (BADA) degree is awarded after the successful completion of 4 years of intensive professional, practical and academic training.

The degree develops critical insight and imaginative intelligence so that students may become innovative theatre - makers, performers, directors, teachers, writers and designers. It also enables students to become responsible personnel in all areas of the performing and communicative arts.

Students will work regularly in the Wits Theatre – a professionally run four-theatre complex with excellent facilities.

  • Actor
  • Director
  • Writer
  • Academic
  • Arts administrator
  • Choreographer
  • Designer

Humanities

Programme
Minimum Admission Requirements 
Selection procedures
APS
Subjects & achieved scale
Bachelor of Arts  (3 years)
34 +
English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5
Applicants with 30 - 33 points will be waitlisted subject to the availability of places and preference will be given to applicants with the best English results.
Bachelor of Arts with Law (3 years)
43 +
English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5
Mathematics - 3
or Mathematical Literacy - 4
Law Courses - Applicants who wish to take law courses in their first year of study must meet the admission requirements for law.
Professional and specialist degrees (all 4 years)
 
BA (Digital Arts) 
BA (Dramatic Art)
BA (Film & Television)
BA (Fine Arts)
BA (Music)
BA (Performing & Visual Arts)
34 +  as well as departmental selection procedures
English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5
Applicants with 30 - 33 points may be waitlisted subject to the availability of places.
  • BA (Digital Arts) - Interview, written assignment AND/OR submission of portfolio
  • BA (Dramatic Art) - Interview, written assignment AND/OR audition
  • BA (Film & Television) - Interview AND/OR submission of portfolio
  • BA (Fine Arts) - Interview OR submission of portfolio
  • BMus - Interview AND audition
  • BA (Performing & Visual Arts) - Interview, written assignment AND/OR audition
Bachelor of Social Work (4 years)
34 +
English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5 
All applicants are required to write the NBT 
Bachelor of Audiology 
(4 years)
Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology
(4 years)
34 +
English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5
Mathematics - 4
All applicants are required to write the NBT
 
Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching 
 
Bachelor of Education in Intermediate Phase Teaching
 
Bachelor of Education in Senior Phase and FET Teaching
36 +
English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5
Applicants between 31 – 35 points (preference to higher English results) will be waitlisted subject to the availability of places

Your application

  • You may apply for three programmes (degrees).
  • Applications to Wits must enclose a non-refundable application fee of R100 (for international applicants, R700).

Documentation / Checklist

  • Submit your Grade 11 report which must be signed and stamped by your school principal.
  • If you have already matriculated, attach a copy of your matric certificate.

Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.

30 June 2018
Faculty of Health Sciences (All programmes)
Bachelor of Architecture
Bachelor of Audiology
Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology

30 September 2018
All other University programmes
Residence applications