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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
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.
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.
A minimum APS of 23 in Mathematics 0r 24 Mathematical Literacy. English 4 (50%+), Additional Language 4 (50%+) and Mathematics 4 (50%+) or Mathematical Literacy 5 (60%+)
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.