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Auditions for 2017 class

Once you have applied online to study at UCT (UCT Admissions Page), students wishing to study BA Theatre & Performance or Performers Diploma in Theatre in 2016 must attend an audition during 2017 (Students wishing to study the general BA with a major in Drama need not attend an audition please be very clear which programme you wish to apply for). 

To download the 2016 Audition Information please click here

Available Cape Town Audition Dates:

Available Johannesburg Audition Dates:

NO Video or DVD auditions will be considered!Attendance at an audition is compulsory for consideration to study BA Theatre & Performance or Performers Diploma in Theatre.

Should you have any further questions, please contact Shabnam Pansari (

Suggested Monologues

Please note: these monologues are only suggestions. Applicants are welcome to present their own choice of pieces. Please ensure that you source and read the entire play. Applicants are often questioned about the character or play that they are presenting and need an understanding of the whole play.

When do applications close?

Applications for study in 2017 open in April 2016 and close on 30 September 2016.

How do I book and for an audition?

To book an audition, please complete the online booking form. Note that the 2016 Auditions are full. 

What are the academic requirements?

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Performance (BA T&P : HB014)
Minimum requirement: NSC endorsed for degree study/Matric Exemption. FPS 380 with Academic Literacy NBT score at Intermediate Level and 50% for English Home Language or 60% for English First Additional Language.  Successful audition.

Diploma in Theatre and Performance (DTP: HU020)
NSC endorsed for diploma study. Academic Literacy NBT score at Intermediate Level and 50% for English Home Language or 60% for English First Additional Language. Successful audition.

Is drama as Matric subject required?

Drama as a subject for Matric is not a prerequisite.

How much does the course cost? Are there any bursaries available?

For all information regarding Bursaries, Financial Aid and Fees, please consult the UCT Website using the following link:

Alternatively you could contact the Student Financial Aid Office on 021 650 3545 or email

I am an international student and wish to study drama at UCT. How do I proceed?

Depending on how you wish to study drama, there are several options open to you as an International Student.

If you are interested in studying through the Semester Study Abroad Programme, then you should begin

by contacting the International Academic Programmes Office (IAPO) on or +27 (0)21 650 2822.

Under this programme, students may choose classes from our Academic Drama Major courses. Students studying through Semester Study Abroad programmes may not enrol for our Professional Practice courses.

Should you wish to study a full undergraduate degree, then there are two options available – a BA Theatre & Performance (HB014)  or a General BA with a Major in Drama (HB003). 

Note that for all Professional Practice Programmes, an audition is necessary to be considered for admission.