Where Can I Study Drama In South Africa

What is a Drama?

Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance: a play, opera, mime, ballet, etc., performed in a theatre, or on radio or television.

Where Can I Study Drama In South Africa

The University of Witwatersrand 

University of Cape Town

University of Stellenbosch

University of Pretoria

Rhodes University

Tshwane University of Technology

Durban University of Technology

Which school is the best for acting in South Africa?

  • AFDA Johannesburg.
  • National Children’s Theatre.
  • National School Of The Arts.
  • Johannesburg Academy for Theatre Arts.
  • African Academy Of Cinematic Arts (AACA) Film & Acting School.
  • Figment School of Dramatic Arts.
  • The Model Academy.
  • Star Quality Management.

How many years does it take to study drama in South Africa?

The four-year BA in Theatre and Performance program covers the historical and theoretical developments in drama and film, as well as the theoretical and practical study of theatre, performance, and cognate disciplines.

What are the requirements to study acting in South Africa?

Entry into First Year

  • To qualify to study a 3-year degree program at AFDA, you need to have matriculated with a National Senior Certificate (South African Grade 12 / Matric) with a Bachelor’s pass.
  • You may enter an AFDA degree program if you have completed the AFDA Higher Certificate program.

Does acting pay well in South Africa?

Currently, the average salary of an actor in South Africa is R13,323 per month. This means that their annual salary, on average, is R159,876.

However, the salary range of actors is not rigid; it can start from R7057 per month to R35,593, which can put their annual earnings somewhere between R84,684 and R427,116.