Application and Registration
Applications for 2018 open in March. Since applicants have to be selected to enrol at the CTCA it is advisable to apply as soon as possible.
Applications for the degrees in Communication Design, Interaction Design and Audiovisual Studies must preferably reach the CTCA before the end of November, but applications are open until the end of January.
The final round of selections for the degree in Contemporary Art takes place at the end of September due to the limited number of students accepted into this programme.
Applicants who are eligible for a bursary must apply before the end of October 2017 in order to be considered.
How to apply:
STEP 1: DETERMINE APS BASED ON LATEST ACADEMIC RESULTS
In order to apply at the CTCA, a candidate needs a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or an Independent Examination Board (IEB) certificate with an APS of at least 22. Applications must include the applicant’s most recent Grade 12 academic report in order to calculate an APS according to the following values. Applicants who do not have a South African NSC or IEB qualification, (eg Cambridge International Examinations or O and A levels from various foreign examination boards) will need to apply for Matriculation exemption from the Matriculation Board at Higher Education South Africa. (Visit the HESA website at www.hesa-enrol.ac.za.) Non-South African citizens must submit their school-leaving certificates – translated to English – to SAQA for evaluation (www.saqa.org.za). Applicants over 23 years of age, without Matric exemption, will also be considered, based on mature or current competence (see RPL).
NSC Scale of Achievement Rating
|7||Outstanding||80 – 100||7|
|6||Meritorious||70 – 79||6|
|5||Substantial||60 – 69||5|
|4||Adequate||50 – 59||4|
|3||Moderate||40 – 49||3|
|2||Elementary||30 – 39||2|
|1||Not Achieved||0 – 29||0|
* All subjects carry equal weight. The 6 final highest achieved subject marks will be taken into account to compute the APS. (Life Orientation is excluded in accordance with general practice.)
STEP 2: COMPILE A PORTFOLIO OF WORKS
Applicants must compile a portfolio of at least five of their own artworks, which may include artworks such as drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, animations and design projects. These artworks must be presented as either good quality photographs or scans, not exceeding 3MB each, and uploaded to the Application form.
STEP 3: FILL OUT THE APPLICATION FORM AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT)
The CTCA adheres to the principles of RPL as set forth by SAQA in the “National Policy for the Implementation of Recognition of Prior Learning” (March 2013) and the “Policy for Credit Accumulation and Transfer within the National Qualifications Framework (December 2014).
RPL is awarded:
- on the basis of completion, or partial completion of learning programmes in a similar vocational field, on an appropriate NQF level, or
- professional experience within a relevant vocational field, in the case of applicants that are 23 years of age or older.
THE CTCA provides credit accumulation and transfer (CAT) to students who wish to transfer from other institutions that offer similar programmes.
In order to qualify for RPL/CAT candidates must submit:
- Application form. (Click to fill out the Application form.)
- Certified copy of ID document.
- Complete academic transcript of all programmes, courses and modules completed.
- Portfolio of recent work (produced in fulfilment of the requirements of a programme, course or module, or within a professional capacity).
- Letter stating a candidate’s motivation for transferring to the CTCA.
In order to determine a candidate’s accumulated credit transfer the Academic Committee will arrange an interview with the candidate (in person or via Skype) to assess the relevance and standard of prior learning or vocational experience. In compliance with national policy, the CTCA awards a maximum of 180 credits (of the 360 necessary to complete a BA qualification) to candidates who successfully provide evidence of an appropriate level of competency and/or experience.
How to register (South African citizens):
Once new students have received the email confirming that you have been selected, you may register for the upcoming academic year. Current students don’t have to be selected again, they may proceed with re-registration.
The following documents must be saved on your computer as pdf to be uploaded to the Registration form.
STEP 1: CONTRACT
The Contract with the terms and conditions of registration must be submitted in order for a student to be registered.
Click here to download the Contract.
STEP 2: DEBIT ORDER FORM
The person responsible for the payment of your tuition must complete and sign the Debit Order form. Debit Orders are submitted to the bank on the 1st and the 15th of the month. Select the date that suits you best.
Click here to download the Debit Order form.
STEP 3: REGISTRATION FEE
Please see COSTS for the tuition fee, registration fee, payment options and banking details. Pay the registration fee and use the student number as reference. Save the proof of payment on your computer.
STEP 4: REGISTRATION FORM
Click here to fill out the Registration form. Upload the required documents.
STEP 5: PROOF OF REGISTRATION
On receipt of all the above, you will be registered and the CTCA will email your proof of registration.
STEP 6: TIMETABLE AND DATES
Your timetable and the CTCA academic calendar will be available in January.
Aptly known as the Mother City of South Africa, and voted the most beautiful city in the world, Cape Town welcomes visitors from across the globe. The Cape Town Creative Academy offers students from abroad the opportunity to be part of a progressive offering shaped by the complex needs of the contemporary information economy.
In order to be considered for admission, international applicants are required to submit a certified copy of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) Certificate of Evaluation of the applicant’s international qualifications. [This Certificate can be obtained from SAQA at www.saqa.org.za.] They must be proficient in English and meet the CTCA’s selection requirements.
International students, including students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC), are required to have study permits to study in the Republic of South Africa. You will only be registered if you have a valid temporary resident permit (i.e. a study permit). Please visit the South African Department of Home Affairs website for information about study visa requirements (www.dha.gov.za).
In addition to the registration fee, a levy of R8 000 will be charged to students from SADC countries (Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe). International students from other countries will be charged a levy of R20 000. International students are required to pay this levy plus the registration fee in order to be registered.
STEP 1: Complete the Application form and submit the required artworks and documents.
STEP 2: Upon receiving a provisional acceptance notice you may enrol.
STEP 3: The following documents are required for registration. Save as pdf on your computer and upload to the Registration form:
- The Contract with the terms and conditions of registration must be submitted in order for a student to be registered (signed by both student and sponsor). Click here to download the Contract.
- Proof of payment of the registration fee and the international levy. [Please see COSTS for the tuition fee, registration fee, international levy, payment options and banking details.]
- Certified copy of the SAQA exemption certificate.
- Certified copies of your school leaving certificates and academic transcripts, translated into English.
- Certified copy of your passport.
- Valid study permit.
- Certified copy of the identity document of parent or legal guardian.
- Membership certificate as proof of a valid and comprehensive medical aid cover for the duration of the academic year.
STEP 4: Complete and submit the Registration form.
• Please make sure that the emails do not exceed 5mb per email.
• Please send any additional documents to email@example.com.
• No faxes will be accepted as the quality of a facsimile reproduction is not acceptable.