Course Fee Structure


BA in Motion Design
BA in Communication Design
BA in Interaction Design

BA in Contemporary Art

Number of credits required per level



Registration Fee*

R16 375 [R11 375 part credit]

R15 420

Monthly instalment (Feb – Nov)

R7 000 per month

R5 400 per month

Total cost per level for 2018

R86 375

R69 420

* See international levy


Account holder: Cape Town Creative Academy (Pty) Ltd
Bank: Investec Bank Limited
Branch: Grayston Drive, Sandton
Branch no: 580105
Account no: 10011 614 972
Account type: Current account

Swift Code for international transactions: IVESZAJJXXX

Registration & Tuition Fee Payment

Discounts: NEW Communication Design / Interaction Design / Motion Design students who register before 31 August and NEW Contemporary Art students who register before 30 September for full-time studies will receive R2000 discount on registration fees. R1000 discount for students who register for part-time studies before these deadlines.
Click here for more early payment discounts.

– The course fee is inclusive of the registration fee.
– A registration fee must be paid for each year of enrolment.
– The registration fee is non-refundable.
– The registration fee is payable by electronic transfer (EFT) or bank deposit and is deducted from the course fees.
– The balance is payable either in full or over the remainder of the academic year (February – November).
** Part-credit / part-time study: Students who do not enrol for the full 120 credits in one academic year. The registration fee for part-credit studies is R11 375. Part-credit fees are determined by the number of credits a student enrols for.  Students attend the same classes as full-credit students and the content of the courses is exactly the same.

– International levy

In addition to the non-refundable annual registration fee, non-South African students (excluding citizens of SADC and other African countries) must pay an international levy at registration.
This levy will be charged as follows: R10 000 (1st year); R6 000 (2nd year) and R4 000 (3rd year).

Foreign Exchange Transfers

If costs are incurred when money is transferred from abroad, these costs will be debited to the student’s account (between R250 and R850 per transaction).

– Full Settlement Option

Students who pay the full amount before 28 February will receive 5% discount on the total tuition fee. Click here for more early payment discounts.
This payment can be made by electronic transfer (EFT) or bank deposit.

– 10-Month Instalment Option

The tuition fee balance (after registration fees are paid) is payable over 10 monthly instalments (from February to November).
Instalments are interest-free, however, fees that are in arrears will bear interest.
Instalments are payable by debit order [download the form here]. Debit orders are submitted to the bank either on the 1st or the 15th of a month.

Should you have any questions regarding the tuition fees, do not hesitate to contact us.


The CTCA awards bursaries to applicants and enrolled students based on merit and academic achievement.

The following bursaries are available to South African citizens:


In order to promote the recruitment of candidates with a high academic standard, the CTCA awards bursaries to applicants with exceptional talent and outstanding academic performance. Selected candidates with an APS above 39 or with exceptional artistic talent will be invited to apply for consideration. Bursaries to the value of 1, 2 or a maximum of 3 1st year subjects may be awarded to selected candidates.

Applicants must be selected before the end of October prior to the year of enrolment in order to be eligible for a First Year Merit Bursary.


In order to promote diversity and achieve social equity, the CTCA awards bursaries to students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who successfully completed the selection process, but do not have the financial means to enrol for study at CTCA. Selected candidates with a minimum APS of 22 may be invited to apply.

Applicants must be selected by the end of October prior to the year of enrolment in order to be eligible for a Transformation Bursary.


A bursary of R2000 per distinction obtained in the final Grade 12 examinations, up to a maximum of 5 distinctions will be automatically awarded. The allocated amounts will be deducted at the end of October from the student’s tuition fees if paid in full upfront, or from the final monthly payment instalment/s if the down payment option is chosen. Winners of any other CTCA bursary will not be eligible for a Grade 12 Performance Bursary.


Close links between the CTCA and the design industry provide the opportunity to meritorious students to benefit from an industry subsidy structure. Bursary opportunities offered by industry will be communicated to these students. Bursary holders will execute projects for these studios whilst earning academic credits for their efforts. Note that these bursaries are granted by third parties and not the CTCA.


The CTCA may also extend the offer of a Transformation Bursary to historically disadvantaged senior students who are in need of financial support. Applications must be submitted before the end of October of the current academic year and will be considered using student commitment and academic performance as criteria.


• Bursaries are only awarded to South African citizens.
• Only applicants who adhere to the selection requirements of the CTCA are eligible for bursaries.
• Bursaries may not be exchanged for cash.
• Bursaries are not transferable to another person.
• No student may benefit from more than one type of bursary per year. This includes any bursary awarded by the CTCA as a prize for a competition.
• Bursaries are only valid for studies at the Cape Town Creative Academy.
• Bursaries are only valid for the year awarded.
• Bursaries may not be transferred to another year.
• Bursaries are awarded at the sole discretion of the CTCA management.
• First year bursaries are only available for two years after obtaining a Grade 12 certificate.
• The bursary amount awarded and accepted must be repaid if a student fails or cancels his/her studies.
• Industry bursaries are subject to conditions set by the company awarding the study subsidy.

Should you have any questions regarding the bursaries, do not hesitate to contact us at



Apart from applying for bursaries, you can save a substantial amount on your study fees by:

Early payments

Full Payment:
Save 5% with full payment before the end of February

Save R2000 on the registration fee when paid before 31 August of the year prior to study



When applying for a student loan at any major South African Bank, please refer to our accreditation reference with the Department of Higher Education and Training: Department of Higher Education and Training: No 2014/HE07/009. The bank representatives are welcome to request a copy of the Certificate of Accreditation by contacting us at


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