36 months
5944 EUR/year
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The Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Design at University of Johannesburg prepares students to meet the needs of the digital age as designers of content, systems and products, where text, image, video, audio, graphics and animation converge. 


Starting from a generalised approach, students learn specialisations in interaction design or digital video. In the Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Design at University of Johannesburg, students engage with and apply digital technologies innovatively, in order to design products to communicate and enhance life experiences.

This programme will equip students with a thorough foundation in the knowledge of design practice and theory, to conduct design criticism and research. Students will develop and produce a range of digital media for the screen such as interaction design, including application design, user interface design and user experience design. Digital video design, including editing and compositing music videos, two dimensional animation, motion graphics and digital photography.

Career Opportunities

This degree prepares students for careers in the design, film, broadcast and advertising industries as; interaction designers, user experience designers, user interface designers, service designers, music video designers, multimedia animators, motion graphics designers, information designers, digital video producers, video editors, video compositors, digital photographers, digital media consultants and creative directors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Digital Media Design 1
  • Design Studies 1
  • Digital Media Technology 1
  • Professional Design Practice
  • Visualisation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

(accommodating pipeline students only)


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit a completed application form with supporting documents
  • Final School results
  • Valid Passport or Identity Document or Birth Certificate
  • Sworn English Translation of documents (Documents issued in any Language other than English)
  • Provide proof of a non -  refundable Application Fee R200.00
  • Provide proof of the English Proficiency where English was not used as a medium of learning and teaching (the University prefers the applicant to take the IELTS at an overall score of 6 and TOEFL at an average score of 80–104 for Undergraduate programmes)
  • Portofolio

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5944 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5944 EUR per year during 36 months.

 R102,280 – R110,330

Living costs for Johannesburg

8434 - 12036 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)

Study loans vary according to family income and cover the actual costs of studies for accepted undergraduate students. Applications for NSFAS loans must be submitted on the prescribed loan application form obtainable from the Division of Bursaries and Loans. Closing date for NSFAS applications: 30 November 2018 for 2019 registration.


Study loans are available to registered students.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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