— A portfolio is a collection of the applicant’s work, held in protective covering, such
as cardboard. This portfolio must not be larger than 594mm x 420mm (A2). Heavy
materials such as metal or wood should not be used. Portfolios in tubes, boxes and
plastic bags are to be avoided.
— The applicant’s name and telephone number and the wording “DEPARTMENT OF
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN” must appear on the cover.
— The construction and presentation of this portfolio forms part of the panel’s
assessment of the application.
a) An A4 typed document including:
— A recent passport photograph, the applicant’s name and age.
— A brief outline of the applicant’s work experience and the results of any aptitude
— A statement of whether the applicant has previously applied to study Industrial
— A written declaration that the portfolio is the applicant’s own work.
b) A certified copy of the applicant’s most recent school results and other studies.
c) A certified copy of the applicant’s identification document.
d) A written declaration stating that the applicant has no physical disabilities that may
impact on learning and in particular working in a workshop facility safely. If the
applicant has a disability a medical certificate or supportive medical documents are
to be supplied.
— The applicant is required to produce a two-page typed essay (excluding bibliography
/ reference list) documenting their analysis of the work and the approach to design
of a well-known professional industrial designer (local or international).
— The applicant must complete thorough research on the individual selected through
a variety of reliable sources: books, journals, internet searches and personal
conversations (where possible).
— The various sources must be referred to in a bibliography / reference list at the end
of the essay.
— In concluding the essay, the applicant must explain the reason for selecting the
Proof of previous creative work
— Two photographs of a sculpture, model or other object that the applicant has
designed or made (must be the applicant’s own work).
— Two favourite drawings or paintings (must be the applicant’s own work).
with Maths Literacy
(60 – 69%)
(50 – 59%)
(50 – 59%)
Maths Lit: 5
(60 – 69%)
Average Point Score (APS)
A minimum APS of
23 with Mathematics
24 with Mathematical Literacy
is required to apply for the programme.
Applicants must submit a
Submission of a portfolio
must only take place
once you have officially
applied to the university
and have been invited by
the faculty to participate
in the selection process.
You will be informed by
means of a selection letter
from the faculty regarding
submission dates and
Portfolios can be
of Industrial Design
University of Johannesburg,
Faculty of Art, Design
and Architecture (FADA),
Auckland Park Bunting
Road Campus, Auckland
* Portfolios can be posted
or dropped off at the above
Applicants are informed of
the outcome in an official
letter. Portfolios must be
collected four weeks after
portfolios will be disposed
of by the department.
* English, Home Language or English First Additional Language / ** Home Language or English First Additional Language
For detailed information, refer to page 4 of this brochure.