The Higher Certificate (HC) Courses serve a dual function. First and foremost it is a one-year foundation course designed to offer students access into the first year of undergraduate degree studies at AFDA. In addition, it is an exit level higher certificate equipping students with skills allowing them to be placed in the entertainment (film/ tv/ radio/ events/ theatre etc.) industry in assistant-type positions to key crew.
BENEFITS OF THE COURSE:
- Gives you access to the AFDA Undergraduate degree programme as well as enhancing your access to other tertiary learning institutions.
- Learn to collaborate, build your social skills, learning capacity and self-confidence.
- Gain insight into the various disciplines and career options in the entertainment arts.
- Discover and test your aptitude for a potential career in the entertainment arts.
- Prepare yourself for the rigors of tertiary degree experience
Contact your nearest campus about visiting the campus for a consultation, attending an Open Day or for more information about the Higher Certificate Programmes.
The Higher Certificate (HC) in Radio & Podcasting is about bridging into an AFDA Undergraduate degree by learning the basic skills to work for a radio station as an assistant.
TERM 1: Understand radio genres, presentations styles, assistant role in managing a radio station
TERM 2: Will be able to operate studio equipment and field sound devices, understand and maintain copyright as it pertains to the responsibilities of a studio assistant
TERM 3: Research programmes and prepare for transmission, understand and comply with Radio Legislative frameworks as it pertains to the responsibilities of a studio assistant
TERM 4: Prepare for and assist in aspects of a live radio/podcast transmission
CAMPUSES: The HC in Radio & Podcasting is registered to be offered at the Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban & Port Elizabeth Campuses.
ENROLMENT: First (March – December) Semester Enrolment is available at all the SA Campuses.
Entry into Higher Certificate
National Senior Certificate (South African Grade 12 / Matric) with entry into a Diploma or Higher Certificate
Should you not have the above, you may be able to qualify to complete and pass the AFDA Entrance Exam. The AFDA Entrance Exam is a selection process approved by AFDA Senate for degree access. To give a candidate alternative access to degree, s/he can sit for the Entrance Exam and there must be record of it, the recommendation on the individual student from the registered psychometrist must be signed off by Senate or its subcommittee, as per AFDA Entrance Exam policy (in accordance with Higher Education Act (Act 101 of 1997) Amendment No 1317 in Government Gazette of 5 Dec 2008 number 31674 clause 31). Such access will apply only to AFDA’s programmes, its entrance exam is not valid to another university, and vice versa.
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