Course Information and Fees

Diploma: FILM PRODUCTION diploma


Diploma: (diploma)

This qualification equips students with knowledge and skills in the main disciplines of film production in preparation for entry into the film industry.

Career Information

Graduates can enter the film and television industry, which is fast-paced, and involves the production of documentaries, television programmes, commercials, corporate videos, feature films, web and mobile films.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can get involved in directing, producing, cinematography, lighting, sound production and editing, or can get involved in the technical aspects of the industry such as camera operations, editing, sound and lighting. Graduates can enter the areas of:

  • Commercial film production of short fiction films, long-form films, documentaries, corporate videos, advertising, wedding films, fashion across different media platforms.
  • Broadcasting
  • Film production service industries

Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Career Advantage

Film industry professionals work in a fast-paced and competitive world and have the chance to meet many people from many different places, and have the chance to work on a range of different creative projects.

Syllabus and fees

First Year

Cape Town Campus:
33750 ZAR

Second Year

Compulsory subject(s):
30980 ZAR

Third Year

Compulsory subject(s):
30040 ZAR
Experiential Learning

In the third year students are expected to spend three months in a film company or other similar media-production organization gaining practical knowledge and experience of the industry

Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time /

Course is offered on District Six Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

Contact: Mr M Mthethwa
Telephone: +27 21 460 3923 /+27214609010
Fax: -

NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2021 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.



This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.