Bachelor's Degree in Urban Design in South Africa

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A bachelor’s degree is a four-year undergraduate degree and is the standard for higher education throughout most of the world. Bachelor’s degrees can be earned at state universities, at private universities, at community colleges and via online universities.

A country situated to the southern tip of Africa, South Africa, has a rich culture that you will never get enough of while touring or studying here. The languages here include Afrikaner and English as well as Dutch. The campus life of the vast South African University, University of Johannesburg or any other university will be mind blowing. You will love interacting with the Bantus here and the tropical climate of the region.

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Bachelor of Architecture

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

The Department of Architecture offers the Bachelor of Architecture, which has unconditional validation from the Architectural Profession (SACAP) and the Commonwealth Association for Architecture (CAA). [+]

Best Bachelors in Urban Design in South Africa 2017. Architectural professionals are involved in shaping the built environment. Their efforts are evident everywhere, from the simple construction of a low-cost housing project to the sophisticated erection of skyscrapers. Architectural professionals are employed in the design, technological resolution and management of construction projects. The Department of Architecture offers the Bachelor of Architecture, which has unconditional validation from the Architectural Profession (SACAP) and the Commonwealth Association for Architecture (CAA). Career Opportunities The architectural profession offers a wide range of specialisations, from management to technology and design. Graduates will be able to register with the following professional bodies or institutes: South African Council for the Architectural Profession South African Institute for Architectural Technologists Some provincial Institutes of the SA Institute of Architects. Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Architecture Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification with a minimum APS or M-score (as below) and degree admission.​ Attendance of an entrance assessment and submission of a prescribed portfolio once the application form has been processed. Completion of both National Benchmarking Tests (NBT): Academic and Quantitative Literacy (AQL) and Mathematics. Recommended school subjects include Art, Technical Drawing and/or Physical Science. Average Point Score (APS) A minimum APS of 30 is required to apply for the programme. Mathematical Literacy is not accepted for this programme. The Life Orientation score is divided by two when calculating the total APS. Min APS 28 With Mathematics Maths Lit Not accepted Languages Language of teaching and learning​​* 5 (60 – 69%) Other recognised language** 4 (50 – 59%) Mathematics 5 (60– 69%) ​Other requirements Psychometric test and submission of a specified portfolio *English, Home Language or English First Additional Language **Home Language or English First Additional Language M-score This scoring system is used if the applicant completed school prior to 2008 or A/O levels. At least six subjects, of which at least three (including Mathematics) must be on the Higher Grade or an equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard, as determined by a Status Committee, and a minimum M-score of 14; at least a D symbol for English First Language, Higher Grade; or a C symbol for English Second Language, Higher Grade; or a B symbol for English, Standard Grade, and at least a D symbol for Mathematics, Higher Grade. Compulsory subject: Mathematics: HG (D); English: as above. Symbols - A B C D E Points​ Higher Grade 5 4 3 2 1 Points​ Standard Grade 4 3 2 1 0 Applicants meeting the minimum entrance requirements (APS or M-score) for the Bachelors in Architecture will be invited to attend an entrance assessment and to submit a prescribed portfolio Selection Criteria Selection is based on an entrance assessment and the submission of a prescribed portfolio, as described overleaf. The entrance assessment will be conducted by the University of Johannesburg Centre for Psychological Services and Career Development (PsyCaD). Invited applicants must make a booking to attend one of the following selection assessments (4.5 hours) starting at 09:00: Saturday 17 September Saturday 1 October Monday 3 October Monday 17 October Monday 24 October Saturday 29 October Monday 31 October Cost: R330 Venue: Auckland Park Kingsway Campus (Cnr Kingsway & University Road) Bookings: Tahir/Phumzile +27 (0)11 559 3106 or email PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS A portfolio is a collection of the applicant's work, held in protective covering, such as cardboard or rigid plastic sheets. Covers must not be larger than 594mm X 420mm (A2). The applicant's reference number (on your invitation letter), telephone number and the wording "DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE" must appear on the cover in neat block letters. The portfolio cover is part of the portfolio and should be designed as a reflection of the applicant and their work. The portfolio must contain the following: A single A4 sheet (preferably typed) providing: A summary of the applicant's most recent school results and other studies A brief outline of the applicant's work experience and the results of any aptitude testing A certified declaration that the portfolio is the applicant's own work A certified copy of the applicant's most recent school results and other studies A one-page essay (preferably typed) explaining why the applicant would like to study architecture A letter from a firm of architects confirming that the applicant has spent a full day in their office and has discussed a career in architecture with one of the senior members of the firm. Project 1: Drawing Make a pencil drawing of the entrance to a favourite public building. Use A2 paper (594mm x 420mm). Do this drawing as accurately and as neatly as possible. This drawing must be done free-hand. A ruler, compass or any other technical drawing instrument may not be used, nor may the drawing be traced from a photograph. You may add colour and or any form of rendering. It is preferable that you draw a building that you have visited before. In your own handwriting and words, describe the entrance that you have drawn and why this particular entrance appeals to you. This essay should clearly describe the building; its entrance in totality, including but not limited to, the spaces on either side of the entrance door. Where possible, indicate which architect and/or engineer designed the building. This essay should not exceed 2 pages. Project 2: Mapping exercise Without text, visually communicate a journey from your home to a favourite local destination. Any medium is acceptable. Use one sheet of A2 paper. All drawings must be done free-hand only. A map on its own will not suffice. Project 3: Creative ability Include any five other pieces of work as evidence of your creative ability. This could include photographs, essays, poetry, paintings, dance, sculpture, pottery, handicraft, etc. In the case of items such as pottery, sculpture or activities such as dance, include a clear photograph – do not include the original item. You should preferably include a diverse array, not just photographs or paintings, etc. Project 4: Three-dimensional thinking Design and make cardboard packaging that can securely hold a set of three table tennis ("ping-pong") balls. Your design must be such that it can be made from a single piece of cardboard that can be cut to shape, folded and glued together. The packaging must be "flat packed" (cut out but not folded and glued together) and included in your portfolio in its flat (unfolded form). On a separate A2 sheet of paper, provide graphic instructions on how to assemble the packaging. PLEASE NOTE The size of portfolio may NOT exceed A2 (594 x 420mm). The drawings may NOT be rolled up or put into cylindrical containers. Each item of your work must be clearly marked with your name. While we take every care not to damage items, we cannot be held responsible in any way for the loss or damage to the whole or part of your work. We look for the following in the work: Potential and resourcefulness: Note that candidates with little experience in art or design are admitted where their work provides evidence of good observation, three-dimensional awareness and careful consideration of the presentation of the portfolio, with good, hand-drawn lettering, careful paper selection and careful organisation of the pages. Motivation: This can be seen in the way in which you present your work as a whole, the degree of effort and time invested in your portfolio as well as your written motivation. Initiative: What often separates successful applicants from others is the ability to explore or record something for themselves, working because they are interested – not because they have to. This means that sketch explorations are as useful as finished works. Although supplementary work from school art or other institutions or courses is often received, evidence of this independent initiative does not necessarily lie there. Creative ability: This is an important factor. However, note that expertise in technical drawing, painting, water colours, etc. is not all that is looked at. A sense of design or composition, an ability to observe, communicate clearly, represent accurately and a sense of scale that allows for an imaginative approach to subject matter and attention to detail are all looked for in the work. Academic potential: Strong portfolios often show work that is motivated by original ideas, thoroughness, initiative, faultless grammar and spelling, vocabulary, research, etc. Details of portfolio evaluation are available on ​ PORTFOLIO DEADLINE Portfolios must be submitted within two weeks of the applicant's attending the selection testing but no later than 30 October 2016. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the assessment in an official letter. Portfolios must be collected by 29 January 2017. The portfolio must be sent via courier or delivered to the Departmental Secretary, Department of Architecture, FADA Building, Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus, University of Johannesburg, Cottesloe, Johannesburg. Contact telephone number 011 559 1115. Contact Details Department of Architecture Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) University of Johannesburg Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus Johannesburg FADA Information Centre 011 559 1115/1098 I or [-]

Bachelor of Design specialising in Interior Design

Inscape Education Group
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Cape Town

Interior Design is about planning environments for people and how they live and work, by considering their psychological, emotional and physical needs. A good designer looks at feasibility, context, circumstances, and cultural inclusion. Students learn about emerging technologies, products and services and the latest software. [+]

Interior Design is about planning environments for people and how they live and work, by considering their psychological, emotional and physical needs. A good designer looks at feasibility, context, circumstances, and cultural inclusion. Students learn about emerging technologies, products and services and the latest software. They can develop concepts and produce digital technical drawings. Graduates are able to create interior design solutions for clients in the retail, hospitality, domestic, exhibition, services, corporate, and specialist industries. Consumables cost 1st year (+-R1000) **estimates only Continuous project based assessment Digital and print portfolio submissions in 2nd and 3rd year Final years graduate in December Degree candidates can go on to apply for post graduate studies pending they meet the application and entrance requirements of the relevant Institution. Our programmes are quality assured and standardised across all Inscape campuses nationally. You can enrol for our Bachelor of Design programme at any campus to complete your 1st year. Students who are accepted into certain degree specialisation programmes might be required to complete their 2nd and 3rd year studies at another specialised Inscape campus. What is included in the course MacBook * optional Wacom tablet Software licenses (as per programme requirements) Prescribed textbooks 1st year preliminary art equipment Online library subscription Digital study guides and courseware Internet connectivity Excluded Monthly consumables Digital camera Course Information Year 1 FUNDAMENTAL DESIGN 1st year – DESIGN SKILLS Developing fundamental design skills to create design savvy critical thinkers. Developing foundational Drawing Skills, Basic Material and Manufacturing awareness, Digital Image Making, Communication, Software and Leadership skills to create well rounded designers fit for any design industry. Developing an awareness of the integrated nature of design, advancing the unique thinking of our students. Introducing an appreciation for Design History. Establishing fundamental building blocks for creative problem solving. Course Information Year 2 DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC 2nd year – DESIGN KNOWLEDGE Discipline Specific knowledge will be developed through understanding specially developed briefs meeting specific client needs or wants. The study of functionality of a given space assists in creative solutions to problem solving for interior design spaces. Design challenges are adapted to cover all specialised areas of interior design such as: hospitality design; residential design; corporate design; retail design; furniture design; speciality design and services design. Applying theory to practice through an introduction into basic technical drawing conventions, construction techniques, site analysis and measurements, tracked and recorded site visits, technical services, lighting, electrical and plumbing requirements and how to communicate through drawings and specifications. This study includes an understanding of built environment terminologies used within interior design, a basic knowledge of the theory of materials, including their properties and the manufacturing process of the products, an introduction to national building regulations with reference to SANS 10400 and an introduction to Furniture design Advancing software skills and technical knowledge through an introduction to AutoCAD Basics, 3DsMax, Photoshop Rendering and Revit Modelling. Developing an understanding of the business of design through the awareness of project management process methodologies, plotting and lifecycle, feasibility studies, scope of work management, breakdown structures and time management. Practical applications of procurement schedule, resource planning, project cost management, human resource allocation and management as well as a basic introduction to law and contract management will be covered. Course Information Year 3 SPECIALISATION 3rd year – DESIGN STYLE Developing a signature interior design style by expanding on research and concept development skills focusing on design solutions and execution. Emphasis is placed on research, preparation and concept design both for competition briefs and allocated briefs. Developing advance knowledge and expert skills by exercising design development, financial feasibility, construction methods and choice as well as character and study of material types and building systems. Awareness of the latest design technologies and innovations through practice in software such as 3D Max and 3D Advanced Modelling focussing on more advanced rendering techniques as well as further enhancing Revit skills. Developing an understanding of the guidelines and principles involved in running a design business. Promoting business vision, mission and values give graduates the confidence and ‘know-how’ to start their own design initiatives based on a foundational knowledge of strategic development, marketing strategies, importance of branding and managing finances. More about the bachelor of design degree (B.DES) This three-year full time qualification produces professional designers equipped for a rewarding career in design. Students qualifying can practise as junior designers or study towards an Honours Degree. As this qualification is universal, it applies to a variety of design disciplines, including fashion design, interior design, graphic design, multimedia design, jewellery design, industrial design, product design, spatial design, design research, design writing and design for the environment. Traditionally, the various fields within design and design education have been separated. Public and private Higher Education schools have offered all sorts of qualifications. Our Bachelor of Design qualification aligns industry standards and educates designers following common guidelines. It also implements the long-awaited minimum standards for designers of all disciplines. Design is globally recognised as a profession. Worldwide, designers are required to have at least a three-year qualification. Inscape offers the Bachelor of Design Degree with common competencies and specialisations through elective subjects. The first year of the Bachelor of Design provides a foundation in design thinking, constructs and visual communication, photography, material studies, image making and design history, communication studies, leadership and unique thinking and software includes basics in Adobe products. We love that our students learn alongside aspiring designers of other disciplines. This kind of exposure blows a student’s design perspective wide open and teaches relevance and appropriateness in terms of design solutions within the business world. At the end of the first year, students are required to select their chosen stream as a specialisation of their future career choice. Our students love the fact that they have a full year to become fully entrenched in the world of design. They attest to the fact that when they make their final decision regarding a chosen specialisation that they do so with confidence and fully informed. Second and third year are intense. Each specialisation stream is packed with knowledge and technical skill required of the respective discipline. Our students however, are well prepared in the first year and enter into the senior years equipped with the ability to think critically and apply themselves effectively. Our success rates are a testimony to the fact that our unique approach to teaching design, works. [-]