Bachelor of Arts Honours in Design (Digital Media) At University of Johannesburg‎ (UJ)

Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Design prepares students to meet the needs of the digital age as designers of content, systems and products, where text, image, video, audio, graphics and animation converge

BA Honours Design (Digital Media Design)  

The Bachelor of Arts Honours in Design prepares students for research-based postgraduate study and entry into a design career by enabling them to produce creative solutions to complex problems within a specialist area of design, and to conduct and report research under supervision.

Admission requirements
An appropriate Bachelor’s degree with a recommended minimum of 60% for all final year modules.

Selection Criteria
In addition to the minimum admission requirements as outlined above, prospective students may be required to present a portfolio of their own work to an interview panel.

Programme structure

a)         Minimum duration: One year full-time/two years part-time

b)         Maximum number of modules per year of study:

i)          Full-time: Five-semester modules

ii)          Part-time: Three-semester modules in year one (Research Methodology, Design Theory, Research Essay); and two-semester modules in year two (Digital Media Design and Design Project) 


MDH8XA4Digital Media Design A (1st sem)Elective
DPH8XB4Design Project B (2nd sem)Compulsory
RMH8XA4Research Methodology: Design A (1st sem)Compulsory
DTH8XA4Design Theory A (1 st sem)Compulsory
REH8XB4Research Essay: Design B (2nd sem)Compulsory

Outline of post-graduate programmes

The BA Honours in Design (Digital Media) is a one year full-time or two-year part-time post-graduate degree. In this Honours programme students undertake a number of modules:
Design Theory (10 Credits)
In this semester module students are expected to engage with and respond to a number of theoretical concepts relevant to the discourse of digital media design.

Research Methodology (10 Credits)
In this semester module students are introduced to a range of research methods and methodologies relevant to planning and writing academic research an academic research report.

Digital Media Design IV (40 Credits)
In this practice-based semester module students develop a range of design projects relevant to their chosen digital design specialisation.

Design Project (30 Credits)
In the Design Project module students are expected to creatively and appropriately respond to a complex problem relevant to their specialist field of digital media design practice.

Research Essay (30 Credits)
In this module students are expected design, undertake and document an academic research study relevant to an aspect of digital media design.

Contact details: Name: Mrs Adele Maritz

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