Welcome to the Faculty of Arts

Richards Bay Campus

We aim to produce generations of graduates who can think with dexterity and reshape the current social, economic and political spaces and systems for Africa and globally. Our programmes are geared towards scholarship that informs equity and inclusion, challenging historical systems of oppression and privilege on multiple levels. Our faculty is diverse in discipline and background. We come together through our commitment to thoughtful, critical and indigenous scholarship while exploring varied perspectives.

Entry Requirements

Prospective students may apply for admission via the Central Applications Office (CAO). The 2022 closing date for applications is 31 October 2021, thereafter a late application fee will be applicable.

  • 2021 Application fees South African citizens: R250
  • International students: R470
  • Late Application fees South African citizens: R470
  • International students: R580

For additional information refer to the CAO Handbook or website: www.cao.ac.za

Programme codeNSC Points (exc.LO)ProgrammeDurationMinimum entry requirements (NSC = National Senior Certificate FAL = First Additional Language)
ZU-R-PR324Diploma in Public Relations Management
1CPDP1
3 yearsNSC with Diploma endorsement with an achievement rating of 3 or better in four recognised NSC subjects; an achievement rating of 4 in Life Orientation and an achievement rating of 5 in English (FAL) or 4 in English. (Home Language)
ZU-R-MD324Diploma in Media Studies
1CMDP1
3 yearsNSC with Diploma endorsement, with an achievement rating of 3 or better in four recognised NSC subjects; an achievement rating of 4 in Life Orientation and an achievement rating of 4 in English as (FAL), or 4 in English (Home Language).
ZU-R-TMI24Diploma in Tourism Management
1DPTM1
3 yearsNSC with Diploma endorsement; Level 4 or “D” symbol, (HG) for English, at least level 4 in any four: Maths/Maths Lit, Tourism and/or Hospitality, Business Studies and /or Accounting. Alternatively, a Higher Certificate or Advanced Certificate in a cognate field.

The purpose of this qualification is to provide competent and responsible Public Relations Practitioners with market related skills to the private and public sectors of the economy. This course is suitable for those students seeking employment in the following areas: Public Relations, Business Management and Advertising as Communications Officers, Public Speaker/Spokesperson and in Journalism.

The purpose of this qualification is to provide competent and responsible media specialists with market related media skills to the private and public sectors of the economy. This course is suitable for those students seeking employment in the following areas: camera operators, photo-journalists, video & photo editors, advertising specialists, communications officers, public speakers, spokespersons, personal assistants and journalists.

The purpose of the programme is to provide graduates with vocational knowledge and skills required in the tourism industry. Graduates of this programme will be equipped to enter both the public and private tourism sectors as entry level employees, and will be able to utilize and apply operational skills and problem-solving techniques within tourism businesses or public tourism institutions.