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UCT Performer’s Diploma in Theatre Requirements

The requirements for undertaking the University of Cape Town (UCT) Performer’s Diploma in Theatre.

Undergraduate Applications

Once you have applied online to study at UCT (UCT Admissions Page), students wishing to study BA Theatre & Performance or  Diploma in Theatre & Performance in Theatre in 2021 must attend follow the audition requirements detailed here.

Postgraduate Applications

  • Honours Applications

Students who have a three-year major in Drama with final marks of 65% or more will be considered for the course. In special circumstances students without full majors or with lower marks may be admitted, depending upon their previous drama experience and /or their reasons for wanting to pursue Drama at a post-graduate level. More Information

  • Masters Applications

Entry to the MA programme is usually for candidates who hold four year or honours degrees in drama and preferably some experience in the theatre industry. At the discretion of the head of department, students with a BA degree in cognate areas, or a three year BA with a major in Drama and sufficient work experience may be admitted to the programme. More Information

  • PhD Applications

The acceptance of dissertation proposals is dependent on the availability of a suitable supervisor. Areas of specialised research in the department include:

  • Theatre Making
  • Directing for the Theatre
  • Performance Studies
  • Theatre and Media studies
  • Educational and Applied Drama
  • Theatre Voice Practice

The department welcomes all enquiries as the possibility of joint supervision with other departments allows for a much broader range of theoretical enquiries than the areas of specialisation suggested above.

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For further information on submitting an application, please consult the UCT Postgraduate Application Guide.​

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Your next move

UCT offers many programmes. If you do not meet up to the requirements of this programme you can consider another programme on the list. Go to >> University of Cape Town Faculties/Programmes.

However, if you meet the requirements and wish to apply to study this course. You can simply check the application processes.

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