36 months
6408 USD/year
3204 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Multimedia degree from University of Pretoria is the ideal programme for students who like to work with computers and programming for multiple platforms, are interested in web design and development, would like to learn how to do animation and create computer games, and to do image, audio and video editing.

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Information can be communicated through various media, such as printed text, text with images, photographs, video, sound and animation. This information can be delivered in many different ways: from using a network-based technology such as the web to using personal computers and mobile devices. Information can thus be delivered in many different media (multimedia). The multimedia degree aims to provide students with the theoretical and technical know-how needed to build information products that use a variety of media and delivery systems.

Career Opportunities

Programmers, web designers, animation specialists, video editors and electronic artists. The Multimedia degree from University of Pretoria prepares candidates for positions at any of the following content producers: paper publications, television, radio, phone technologies and the web. Graduates can become coders and work for programming companies. They can develop skills in their particular areas of interest, such as digital music or video programming, or graphic, games or web development.

The BIS (Multimedia) programme prepares graduates for employment in companies that require insight into both development and design. They could also become dedicated programmers or choose to further develop their skills in particular areas of interest, for example, digital video, front-end development, user experience design, game development or web development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Program design
  • Operating systems 
  • Imperative programming
  • Computer science 
  • Multimedia 
  • Information science 
  • Visual design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications will close when the available study spaces are filled (close on availability of space). All applicants are therefore strongly advised and encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible after 1 April and to check the application site regularly.


469 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants with school-leaving qualifications other than the South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) or Independent Examination Board (IEB) should meet the following admission requirements for undergraduate studies at the University of Pretoria.
  • The first requirement to study a bachelor’s degree in South Africa is a Universities South Africa (USAf) exemption. USAf coordinates and issues exemption certificates based on the prescribed requirements stipulated in the gazetted exemption regulation. All applicants who obtained a school-leaving qualification other than the South African NSC or IEB, must submit a Certificate of Complete Exemption* or Foreign Conditional Exemption obtainable from USAf. The University of Pretoria no longer accepts exemption based on mature age.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6408 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6408 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    3204 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3204 USD per year during 36 months.
  • SADC Countries: From $3 204–4 446
  • Non-SADC countries: From $6 408–8 892

Living costs for Pretoria

8592 - 10309 ZAR /month
Living costs

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


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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