BA in Industrial Design

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Faculty Website:   Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Department: Department of Industrial Design
Programme Level: Undergraduate
Programme Name: BA in Industrial Design
Programme Code: B8ID1Q

Medium of Facilitation: Full-Time
NQF Level: 7
NQF Credits: 360
SAQA: 90884

Application Start Date: 1 April 2024
Application End Date: 31 October 2024

Campus: Auckland Park Bunting Road

Contacts: 011 559-1022 or 011 559-1098

Duration of Study: 3 Years

Programme Fees


The purpose of this qualification is to develop entry-level designers, problem finders and problem solvers who have the competence to work independently as designer-makers, or who work for industrial designers as niche skills specialists. The objective of this degree is to equip students both with a thorough grounding in the knowledge and theory of design, through which they are able to conduct design criticism and research, as well as with the principles and skills required for entry level industrial design.

Career Opportunities

Industrial Designers improve the aesthetics, ergonomics and functionality of a broad range of products from bespoke/one-off furniture items to mass produced products such as kitchen appliances and cellphones.

Admission Requirements

A minimum APS of 25 in Mathematics 0r 26 Mathematical Literacy. English 4 (50%+), Mathematics 4 (50%+) or Mathematical Literacy 5 (60%+)

Selection Process

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.

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