Advanced diploma : Studio Art


Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Bloemfontein Campus

1 Year

Semester 1



Additional Admission Requirements

Access to the Advanced Diploma in Design and Studio Art qualification is open to learners in possession of a Diploma in Design and Studio Art or equivalent qualification.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the Advanced Diploma in Studio Art stream of study, will gain exposure to skills with the aim to make them creative practitioners (whether in fashion, photography, digital or communication design or visual arts practice), with the requisite professional and business/entrepreneurship/collaborative practice skills so critically needed which will enable them to manage the business side of their creative careers.  They will also gain training in research methodology and conceptual development that will position them for further study opportunities.


The Advanced Diploma in Studio Art is designed in a manner which encourages a broad conceptual understanding of design and studio arts, which can be flexibly applied across a range of different creative media, as well as ensuring that graduates have solid professional practice skills to equip them to apply themselves effectively in their chosen fields.  It provides for specialisation in specific areas of Studio Practice as well as exposure to critical thinking in the field and collaborative practice.
After successful completion of this qualification, an Advanced Diploma will be awarded during an official graduation ceremony of CUT.


Research methods and Techniques

Studio Intensive

Collaborative Practice and Ideation

Social Design and Design Citizenship

Critical Studies

For more information contact Department of Design and Studio Art

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