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Film and Television, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Johannesburg, South Africa
Whether you’re an aspiring director, a would-be producer, a creative and/or someone who wants to write innovative South African stories for film or television, the Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television (BAFT) offers exciting and creative learning opportunities. Film and Television course is offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg .
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Explore multiple aspects of filmmaking.

Studying Film and Television offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg  you will benefit from theoretically informed and production-based learning in a range of formats, including documentary and fiction short films, music videos, and experimental film-making, as well as specialised courses in cinematography, postproduction, studio production, and sound design.

The four-year undergraduate programme allows you to interrogate multiple aspects of filmmaking, in addition to specialised technical training.

Career Opportunities

  • Director
  • Editor
  • Film-Maker
  • Producer
  • Writer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Film, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Image Creation 
  • Visual Storytelling 
  • two BA semester courses
  • one BA year course

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • APS 34+
English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5
  • Wait-listing
Applicants with entry requirements of at least of 30-33 are invited to apply.
  • Additional Selection Criteria
Applicants have to submit a portfolio and may have to attend an interview.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.
  • International Qualifications
English Language (O/IGCSE Level: A-C | AS Level: A-C | A Level: A-C)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5042 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    2521 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2521 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

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


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