In addition to the requirements as presented in the Faculty of The Humanities Rule Book, the following also applies:

  • A student wishing to enroll in the BA (Drama and Theatre Arts) programme must have an Endorsed Senior Certificate and an M score of 30 points (prior to 2008)


  • Successfully passed the National Senior Certificate with appropriate subject combinations and levels of achievement that has been certified with an applicable endorsement by Umalusi; or be in possession of a National Certificate (Vocational) with appropriate subject combinations and levels of achievement, have attained the required minimum admission point (AP) of 30, plus have an achievement level of no less than 4 (50% - 59%) for the school-leaving examination in English. Alternatively, a Higher Certificate or an Advanced Certificate or Diploma in a cognate field may satisfy the minimum admission requirements.
Due to limited space within the programme, admission based on meeting the minimum requirements for BA (Drama and Theatre Arts), is not guaranteed and is subject to a selection process. Prospective students who meet the minimum requirements will receive a selection form via e-mail from the Department explaining the process. The Programme Director can be contacted for more information.

  • Once your UFS application is captured and processed by Student Academic Services, you will receive a BA (Drama and Theatre Arts) Selection form via e-mail.
  • Complete the BA (Drama and Theatre Arts) selection form once you receive it. Email completed selection form to
  • Applicants will be expected to attend an interview conducted by a departmental panel. Dates and times will be indicated on the selection form. Applicant could be requested to do an audition.
A prospective student registering for an undergraduate entry level qualification for the first time in the Faculty of the Humanities must take the Academic and Quantitative Literacy Test prior to registering, and must have done so within the last three years prior to registration. If the stipulated requirements of the National Benchmark Tests (Academic Literacy ≥ 64%) have not been met, or the results of the tests cannot be submitted, registration for the language foundation module (EALH1508) is mandatory. The credits of this module are additional to the required credits of the qualification. A qualification is not awarded unless the mandatory foundation module has been passed.

Application to study at the UFS is free. Click on apply to go to the online application page.

Application process information 

Apply online


T: +27 51 401 2240 or

Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Neliswa Emeni-Tientcheu: +27 51 401 2536
Phyllis Masilo: +27 51 401 9683

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