BA in Performing Arts in Africa

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A Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a degree rewarded to students who complete an undergraduate program that typically lasts four years. This type of degree can be focused on the sciences, liberal arts, or a mixture of the two. 

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BA Dance

University Of Cape Coast
Campus Full time September 2017 Ghana Cape Coast

The Dance program is meant to introduce students to the various aspects of Dance Research, Performance and Theory. Students who successfully go through the Program will acquire skills in the pedagogy of Dance (with an emphasis on African Dances), acquire enough content matter to be able to teach Dance at various pre-university levels of education, acquire skills in the theory and compostion of Choreography for a variety of purposes. [+]

Bachelor of Arts Programs in Performing Arts in Africa 2017. Overview The Dance program is meant to introduce students to the various aspects of Dance Research, Performance and Theory. Students who successfully go through the Program will acquire skills in the pedagogy of Dance (with an emphasis on African Dances), acquire enough content matter to be able to teach Dance at various pre-university levels of education, acquire skills in the theory and compostion of Choreography for a variety of purposes. The program will also prepare students to be able to pursue further studies in various fields of Performing Arts scholarship such as Dance in Education, Ethno-dance, Dance Psychology, Dance Therapy and so on. Admission Requirements: Candidates must have good passes in three (3) elective subjects in any of the following elective areas: General Arts and Visual Arts. Prospective candidates will be interviewed. During the interview, candidates will have to provide evidence of their involvement/interest in music and dance e.g. through membership in choirs, bands, cultural/dance troupes, etc. and generally convince panellists of their creative/artistic capabilities. Applicants who wish to study music but have not passed music at WASSCE will write an Entrance Examination provided they satisfy the basic University Entry Requirements. The Entrance Examination date will be the same for the Mature Students Examination. [-]

BMus Music

University Of Cape Coast
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Ghana Cape Coast

The Bachelor of Music Program is meant to introduce students to the various aspects of Music Research, Performance and Theory. Students who successfully go through the Program will acquire skills in the playing and pedagogy of selected musical instruments, acquire enough content matter to be able to teach Music at various pre-university levels of education, acquire skills in the theory and compostion of music for various purposes and become critical connoisseurs of the Art. [+]

Overview The Bachelor of Music Program is meant to introduce students to the various aspects of Music Research, Performance and Theory. Students who successfully go through the Program will acquire skills in the playing and pedagogy of selected musical instruments, acquire enough content matter to be able to teach Music at various pre-university levels of education, acquire skills in the theory and compostion of music for various purposes and become critical connoisseurs of the Art. The program will also prepare students to be able to pursue further studies in various fields of Musical scholarship such as Music Education, Ethnomusicology, Theory & Composition, Music Psychology, Music Technology, Music Therapy and so on. Admission Requirements : Candidate must have good passes in three (3) elective subjects in any of the following elective areas: General Arts and Visual Arts. Prospective candidates will be interviewed. During the interview, candidates will have to provide evidence of their involvement/interest in music and dance e.g. through membership in choirs, bands, cultural/dance troupes, etc. and generally convince panellists of their creative/artistic capabilities. Applicants who wish to study music but have not passed music at WASSCE will write an Entrance Examination provided they satisfy the basic University Entry Requirements. The Entrance Examination date will be the same for the Mature Students Examination. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art

Cape Town Creative Academy
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Cape Town

Contemporary art practitioners, such as artists and curators, play a central role in the creation and critique of culture – thereby often shaping our future in significant ways. It is from this awareness that the Cape Town Creative Academy developed – with input from practising artists, curators, gallerists and educators – our new offering: a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art. [+]

Bachelor of Arts Programs in Performing Arts in Africa 2017. Contemporary art practitioners, such as artists and curators, play a central role in the creation and critique of culture – thereby often shaping our future in significant ways. It is from this awareness that the Cape Town Creative Academy developed – with input from practising artists, curators, gallerists and educators – our new offering: a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art. This unique degree is the first Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art programme in South Africa, and was developed in direct response to the evolving needs and demands of the regional, national and international art world and its many diverse sectors. This three-year programme comprises a balance of practice-based learning, theoretical inquiry, technical development, innovative experimentation, critical reflexivity and business acumen. Students are exposed to a wide range of conceptual frameworks and various modes of meaning-making in order to develop independent ideas and practices that respond to the social, political, economic and technological contexts that frame the art world in the twenty first century. THE VALUE AND IMPORTANCE OF ART AND ARTISTS Art serves to connect. Through the reflexivity of art-making, artists are able to develop an ongoing conversation with, and greater awareness of, self and others. Through the criticality of the practice, art helps to foster important and difficult dialogues by bringing shared concerns into shared spaces. Artists make acute observations in order to document, comment on and reflect history as it happens. Artists connect diverse groups of people in ways that enhance community engagement. Artists ask questions that spur new ways of seeing and thinking. This ability to observe, connect and question make artists valuable contributors to the cultural industry. These unique attributes processed by art school graduates are currently opening up more doors than ever before with the need for conceptual thinking and creative problem solving being widely recognised by the creative, and corporate sector alike. The Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art is: An expert-led programme, formulated and presented by prominent practising artists, curators and thought leaders. A fluid programme that caters to the changing and evolving character of the contemporary art world, as well as to the personal interests, needs and ambitions of its students. A critical programme that connects students to contemporary local and global conversations and the active production of culture. A progressive programme that measures artistic success as a process of sustained discovery: an agile state of critical awareness coupled with a continual flow of experimentation. A diverse programme that equips students with transferable skills, appropriate for engagement and employment in multiple sectors of the creative industries. A transdisciplinary programme that facilitates collaboration and co-creation beyond the boundaries that traditionally segregate professions and practices. Some of the career paths that graduates can explore within the art sector include: Practising artist Curator Gallerist Art critic or journalist Art consultant or buyer Art valuator or restorer Stylist Prop-maker [-]

BA in Theatre

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 5  August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The University of Bolton’s new BA (Hons) Theatre, offered in partnership with the Octagon Theatre Bolton, will focus on developing creative professional practitioners who will have the skills and knowledge to work within the performing arts community, the wider creative industries sector or education. By mirroring the professional work of the Octagon Theatre, the course will develop your understanding and experience of theatre-based... [+]

Theatre - BA (Hons) The University of Bolton’s new BA (Hons) Theatre, offered in partnership with the Octagon Theatre Bolton, will focus on developing creative professional practitioners who will have the skills and knowledge to work within the performing arts community, the wider creative industries sector or education. By mirroring the professional work of the Octagon Theatre, the course will develop your understanding and experience of theatre-based activities including performance and direction, production management, participatory drama and theatre, playwriting and cultural management. Alongside this, you will undertake a number of critical modules focusing on the historical and contemporary context of theatre and performance, theories and applications of theatre, and the development of crucial academic study skills. One of the unique features of the University of Bolton's new BA (Hons) Theatre is that it is led by one of the UK's most distinguished theatre directors, Professor David Thacker. As Professor of Theatre at the University of Bolton, David will also be retaining his strong association with the Octagon Theatre in the new role of Associate Artistic Director. This dual role ensures the close harmony and synergy between the BA (Hons) Theatre and the work and practices of the Octagon Theatre and also facilitates links and collaborative associations with other theatres across the region. Throughout the course you will explore the ideas and practices that inform current theatre-making, both nationally and internationally. You will consider a breadth of performance practices, from the mainstream to the fringe, and be given the opportunity to explore the practical and theoretical dimensions of performance within professional theatre, educational and community contexts. Although not an entirely vocational course, as a graduate you should be able to move directly into careers, or further training in, areas such as management, education, direction and production. The BA (Hons) Theatre course will also equip you with a range of transferable skills such as creative abilities, critical thinking, English and communication skills, self-confidence, self-awareness and considerable experience of teamwork. Special features The degree offers comprehensive insight into the creative work and professional practices of one of the UK’s leading producing theatres. The majority of student practical work will take place in a purpose-built educational facility which simulates the structure and working practices of the professional theatre. The practice-based elements of the course are strongly underpinned by critical components that emphasise the significance of textual analysis and research at all stages of the programme. The programme will develop your academic and research skills, prepare you for study at masters level and expand your experiences and outlook in relation to the world of theatre and the wider creative industries. Entry requirements 260 UCAS points from at least two, but preferably three, A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects, preferably including a drama, performance or literature-related subject. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English. You will be required to attend an interview as part of the application process. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

BA in Performing Arts (Top-up)

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 2 - 3 semesters August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The course comprises 120 credits at Level HE6. The modules provide a good balance between critical and contextual studies, practice and professional development. The curriculum focuses on the development specific skills including research, text and non-text based production and professional development. The modules include: Research (20 credits), Text into Performance (20 credits), Street Arts (20 credits), Major Project (40 credits) and... [+]

Bachelor of Arts Programs in Performing Arts in Africa 2017. Performing Arts (Top-up) - BA (Hons) The course comprises 120 credits at Level HE6. The modules provide a good balance between critical and contextual studies, practice and professional development. The curriculum focuses on the development specific skills including research, text and non-text based production and professional development. The modules include: Research (20 credits), Text into Performance (20 credits), Street Arts (20 credits), Major Project (40 credits) and Professional Issues in Performance (20 credits). About the course The BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Top-up) invites students with appropriate prior learning, including HND, foundation degree or other completed HE4 and HE5 awards in performance related subjects, to enter directly into the final year of this degree at the University of Bolton and gain a BA (Hons) award in Performing Arts. Therefore students who have completed 240 credits at HE4 and HE5 are eligible to apply for this unique and successful BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Top-up). Special features The University of Bolton has a partnership with the Octagon Theatre in Bolton, close contacts with regional schools and colleges and a range of established and emerging small to medium sized creative industries with which students engage as a key feature of the programme. You will have excellent levels of access to subject and support staff and the University will provide ongoing help to you during your study in terms of academic and professional guidance. You will be invited to small group seminars and one-to- one tutorials on a regular basis. Staff delivering the programme have excellent academic qualifications, industry links and are actively engaged in scholarly and research focused activities. Key staff have recognised higher educational training qualifications and awards and a proven record of achievement in teaching and learning. What you will learn You will study a range of modules that explore performance practically and theoretically. On this programme, you will develop critical, contextual and analytical skills that will be applied to a range of texts, practices and professional environments. The programme encourages the development of reflective practice and will prepare you for the professional environment. What you will study You will study the theory and practice of performance, engage in rehearsal observations, attend dress-rehearsals and visit plays in production, lead workshop groups and create performances for specific audiences. The programme requires you to complete five core modules: Research (20 credits), Text into Performance (20 credits), Street Arts (20 credits), Major Project (40 credits) and Professional Issues in Performance (20 credits). Entry requirements Appropriate foundation degree, HND or equivalent (i.e. 120 credits at HE4 and 120 credits at HE5 totalling 240 credits). Applicants will also be required to attend an interview. [-]

BA in Stage Management [Backstage Academy]

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Wakefield

From music festivals to product launches – there’s an exciting range of events that require specialist stage management skills to ensure their smooth running. The BA (Hons) Stage Management course is designed to give you the edge to succeed in a busy market place. It is a vocationally-orientated course and provides a unique focus into working in the live events Industry. The programme is the first of its kind dedicated to the stage... [+]

Stage Management - BA (Hons) full-time [Backstage Academy] From music festivals to product launches – there’s an exciting range of events that require specialist stage management skills to ensure their smooth running. The BA (Hons) Stage Management course is designed to give you the edge to succeed in a busy market place. It is a vocationally-orientated course and provides a unique focus into working in the live events Industry. The programme is the first of its kind dedicated to the stage management of festival stages, large scale events, parades, fashion shows and conferences. During the programme of study you will develop the knowledge and skills to successfully gain employment in a variety of exciting and demanding roles nationally and internationally. About the course Backstage Academy is based at the largest production rehearsal studio facility in Europe, LS-Live. In the last 12 months many renowned artists and bands have kept the studios busy, including Lionel Ritchie, One Direction, Ollie Murs, Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, Swedish House Mafia and Sigur Ros. It is not just live music that finds a home at LS-Live, film and television companies such as the BBC and ITV, brands like Jaguar, Aston Martin Racing and Monster Energy, all use the studios to assist them achieve their production requirements. The Stage Management degree course will aid you to gain personal and professional skills needed to work successfully in the industry worldwide. As well as traditional lectures, seminars, examinations and tutors your learning will be enhanced with visits from guest speakers and master class seminars will be provided by industry professionals. International case studies and workshops, including opportunities to work on live projects as part of both practical modules and work placement will be provided. The University of Bolton and Backstage Academy have longstanding links with industry professionals and employers. Our courses are designed to address the current and future needs of employers nationally and globally, and to enhance your lifelong career prospects. In addition, our highly experienced programme staff are keen to make the time you spend with them as academically stimulating and rewarding as possible. Our programme staff enjoy a well deserved reputation for being approachable and interested in their students’ progress. As teaching often takes place in small groups you are assured individual support and guidance at every stage. Special features Industry engagement and progression into careers within the industry – the course has been uniquely designed with the help of industry practitioners, thus ensuring graduates meet the growing needs of live events industry. It offers excellent, individual tutor support together with an engaging range of varied assessment techniques and valuable practical opportunities and placements via Backstage Academy Crew. World-class facilities and opportunities to engage with industry professionals and productions. Many of the seminars and workshops are delivered by acknowledged industry experts who pass on their experience and best practices to learners. What you will learn The Stage Management degree programme incorporates subject-specific modules based upon emerging job roles and industry practices, and reflects modern academic developments in delivering learning in a creative and engaging environment. You will be supported at every stage of your learning and development. What you will study Level 1 Core Modules: Academic and Professional Skills for the Live Events Industries; Backstage Technical Skills (Lighting, Sound, Staging & Video); Production Pre-Planning and Rehearsal; Production Realisation; Events and Festival Stage Management; Film and TV Location Work. Level 2 Core modules: Research and Professional Skills for Events Studies; Advanced Stage Management Techniques; Production Planning and Realisation; Event Production Management; Industry Practice and Professional Development. At level 2 creative, managerial and problem-solving skills are developed so you can learn to apply the underpinning knowledge gained at level 1 in a Stage Management industry workplace context. The focus of level 2 is to prepare you for your role in managing a range of pre-production and production roles and functions. Level 3 Core modules: Integrated Music and Live Events Production Business; Showtime Applied Project Management; Event Logistics; Work Related Project; Major Project. Throughout your programme you will be encouraged to reflect on the development of your academic and professional skills and make recommendations for self-improvement. Specifically this ability to appraise your performance and set targets will be developed and assessed in show and production management. This will equip you with the personal and professional skills to understand careers in tour and production or venue management. Entry requirements This course is open to UK and EU students. Applications from International students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course does not have a Tier 4 licence. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under Tier 4 (i.e. a Tier 4 international student visa to study in the UK) then unfortunately we will be unable to consider your application for this course. 260 UCAS points from at least two, but preferably three A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English, mathematics and science. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). Applications from mature students with no formal qualifications may be considered where those individuals have considerable work experience. Applicants will be required to produce a portfolio, attend an interview and take a diagnostic assessment. [-]

BA in Live Events Production (full-time) [Backstage Academy]

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Wakefield

The Live Events Production industry is growing year on year, and there’s a hugely diverse range of careers to choose from. This course is unique in tailoring study towards the live music, festivals, conference and corporate sectors of the live events industry – thus ensuring that your employability is relevant to a number of different roles and backstage work practices. Accessing some of the industry’s leading practitioners and with a broad range... [+]

Bachelor of Arts Programs in Performing Arts in Africa 2017. Live Events Production - BA (Hons) full-time [Backstage Academy] The Live Events Production industry is growing year on year, and there’s a hugely diverse range of careers to choose from. This course is unique in tailoring study towards the live music, festivals, conference and corporate sectors of the live events industry – thus ensuring that your employability is relevant to a number of different roles and backstage work practices. Accessing some of the industry’s leading practitioners and with a broad range of industry partnerships you can be sure that the teaching, work practices and resources on the course are the most up-to-date and relevant to current industry trends. About the course Backstage Academy is based at the largest production rehearsal studio facility in Europe, LS-Live. In the last 12 months many renowned artists and bands have kept the studios busy, including Lionel Ritchie, One Direction, Ollie Murs, Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, Swedish House Mafia and Sigur Ros. It’s not just live music that finds a home at LS-Live, film and television companies such as the BBC and ITV, brands like Jaguar, Aston Martin Racing and Monster Energy, all use the studios to assist them achieve their production requirements. The site is also home to LS-Live’s award winning stage and set hire division with over 30 years experience in the supply of staging and automation equipment and set construction. Our neighbours here are Litestructures Projects (a specialist in the world of brand experiential, leisure and art project design and build). The family of companies also include Brilliant Stages in Hitchin (whose clients include Robbie Williams, Take That and Muse) and scenic solutions company Perry Scenic (The Killers, Rammstein and Goldfrap) based in Dudley. All this means that with hard work and the right attitude you will gain valuable contacts and insight into the live events production industries. As well as traditional lectures, seminars, examinations and tutors your learning will be enhanced with visits from guest speakers and master class seminars from industry professionals. International case studies and workshops, including opportunities to work on live projects as part of both practical modules and work placement will be provided. The University of Bolton and Backstage Academy have longstanding links with industry professionals and employers. Our courses are designed to address the current and future needs of employers nationally and globally, and to enhance your lifelong career prospects. In addition, our highly experienced programme staff are keen to make the time you spend with them as academically stimulating and rewarding as possible. Our programme staff enjoy a well-deserved reputation for being approachable and interested in their students’ progress. As teaching often takes place in small groups you are assured individual support and guidance at every stage. Special features Industry engagement and progression into careers within the industry – the course has been uniquely designed with the help of industry practitioners, thus ensuring graduates meet the growing needs of the live events production sector. It offers excellent, individual tutor support together with an engaging range of varied assessment techniques and valuable practical opportunities and placements via Backstage Academy Crew. World-class facilities, industry partnerships and opportunities to engage with industry professionals and productions. Acknowledged industry experts who pass on their experience and best practices to learners deliver much of the seminars and workshops. What you will study Level 1 Core Modules: Academic and Professional Skills for the Live Events Industries; Concept Design; Staging; Live Sound; Lighting; Live Visuals. Level 2 Core modules: Research and Professional Skills for Events Studies; Entertainment Networks and Show Control; Production Planning and Realisation; Event Production Management; Industry Placement and Career Development. At level 2 technical, managerial and logistical skills are developed so you can learn to apply the underpinning knowledge gained at level 1 in a Live Events workplace context. The focus of level 2 is to prepare you for your role in managing a range of pre-production and production functions. Level 3 Core modules: The Music Business; Production Planning and Management; Event Logistics; Work Related Project; Major Project. Throughout your programme you will be encouraged to reflect on the development of your academic and professional skills and make recommendations for self-improvement. Specifically this ability to appraise your performance and set targets will be developed and assessed in live events production scenarios (including production and venue management). This will equip you with the personal and professional skills to plan and develop your career in a range of live events scenarios. Entry requirements This course is open to UK and EU students. Applications from International students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course does not have a Tier 4 licence. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under Tier 4 (i.e. a Tier 4 international student visa to study in the UK) then unfortunately we will be unable to consider your application for this course. 260 UCAS points from at least two, but preferably three A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English, mathematics and science. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). Applications from mature students with no formal qualifications may be considered where those individuals have considerable work experience. Applicants will be required to produce a portfolio, attend an interview and take a diagnostic assessment. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Live Performance (Post graduate Honours)

AFDA
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg Cape Town Durban + 2 more

The Honours Programme at AFDA is a one year, full time, broad based multi-disciplinary course combining academic development with practical film-making and Live Performance outcomes at the Post Graduate level. The student, while specialising in their chosen discipline, will receive in-depth new learning aimed at allowing them to develop their skills and participate within their productions, while at the same time ensuring that they are conversant with all disciplines involved in the generation of a 24 minute film or two commercials, or two music videos, or a 24 minute television piece or documentary. The idea of this multi-faceted approach is to ensure that students are aware of the demands made by the complementary skills required in production, enabling them to perform their chosen discipline with greater understanding of how the disparate elements come together as a whole. The academic inputs will result in a thesis which is designed to extend the range of knowledge of the visual medium, providing a solid grounding in aesthetics, film history, national and international cinema, semiotics, film grammar and associated disciplines and methodologies. [+]

The Honours Programme at AFDA is a one year, full time, broad based multi-disciplinary course combining academic development with practical film-making and Live Performance outcomes at the Post Graduate level. The student, while specialising in their chosen discipline, will receive in-depth new learning aimed at allowing them to develop their skills and participate within their productions, while at the same time ensuring that they are conversant with all disciplines involved in the generation of a 24 minute film or two commercials, or two music videos, or a 24 minute television piece or documentary. The idea of this multi-faceted approach is to ensure that students are aware of the demands made by the complementary skills required in production, enabling them to perform their chosen discipline with greater understanding of how the disparate elements come together as a whole. The academic inputs will result in a thesis which is designed to extend the range of knowledge of the visual medium, providing a solid grounding in aesthetics, film history, national and international cinema, semiotics, film grammar and associated disciplines and methodologies. Program fees: Kindly contact NadiaC@afda.co.za for more information. Duration of program: From 26 January 2016 to 5 December 2017. Start date: From 26 January 2016 to 5 December 2017 (including enrolment and orientation). Next application deadline date: 15 December 2017 [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Live Performance

AFDA
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg Cape Town Durban Port Elizabeth + 3 more

The experimental film productions and public festival at Ster Kinekor cinemas are used as a means for students to manifest and understand the challenges and opportunities that exist in both. However, it is the exhibition and promotion of a ten to twelve minute dramatic narrative that meets the needs and wants of the intended audience that provides the true test of the year. It is here that students experience the realities and visceral qualities of the audience's response to their work, creating the first formal step towards the demands of creating commercial entertainment content for the market. [+]

Bachelor of Arts Programs in Performing Arts in Africa 2017. First Year: First Year is essentially about discovery and inspiration. Students are exposed to the 13 discipline electives on offer and use the year to identify and test their aptitudinal strengths and weaknesses. There are no limitations on the number of electives that students may attend. Elective choices and outcomes are governed by the student's personal ambition, work ethic and enthusiasm. However, certain timetable logistics, elective choice combinations and minimum assessment requirements may limit the student's choices. These elective choices are done in combination with the five core course subjects and the Assist programme. Second Year: Second Year is essentially about coming to terms with the 'nuts and bolts' of the entertainment and media industries, particularly with regard to the personal elective choices for which the student has qualified from first year. A minimum of two discipline electives is required for second year, but this year is characterised by its rigour and intensity. Second year is often referred to as the 'boot camp year' in which students' aptitudinal strengths and weaknesses are revealed and tested to the maximum. As part of their final choice and qualification in a particular elective for 3rd year specialisation, the student is required to meet the formal assessment requirement of the Core Course and deliver discipline outcomes in their areas of elective specialisation. Third Year: Third Year is called 'the year of the artist.' It is in this year that students develop their personal artistic expression in their particular area of specialization and the early deepening of artistic relationships within their peer group. The experimental film productions and public festival at Ster Kinekor cinemas are used as a means for students to manifest and understand the challenges and opportunities that exist in both. However, it is the exhibition and promotion of a ten to twelve minute dramatic narrative that meets the needs and wants of the intended audience that provides the true test of the year. It is here that students experience the realities and visceral qualities of the audience's response to their work, creating the first formal step towards the demands of creating commercial entertainment content for the market. Program fees: Kindly contact NadiaC@afda.co.za for more information. Duration of program: From 26 January 2016 to 5 December 2017. Start date: From 26 January 2016 to 5 December 2017 (including enrolment and orientation). Next application deadline date: 15 December 2017 [-]