The Design School of Southern Africa Interior Design

BA Honours in Interior Design

1 YEAR FULL-TIME | NQF LEVEL 8 | 120 CREDITS | SAQA: 99784

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The IIE Bachelor of Arts Honours in Interior Design builds upon the BA in Interior Design to expand and deepen the students’ research skills; design knowledge and design ability to prepare them for professional life as a Senior Interior Designer or Design Lecturer. Students learn to challenge conventional design thinking and develop refined and innovative design methodologies that consider the impact and effectiveness of proposed interior solutions.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • An appropriate Bachelor’s Degree; OR
  • An appropriate Advanced Diploma, provided that a 360 credit Diploma OR appropriate equivalent qualification has been completed.
Please Note:
  • Candidates are normally required to have a minimum final year average of 60% in the qualifications final-year (NQF L7) modules. Those with a final year average of 55 – 59% will be admitted if they attained 60% or higher for the designated cognate/core discipline final-year (NQF L7) modules.
  • All candidates are required to submit an Interior Design portfolio.
  • Graduates of The IIE who do not meet the conditional admissions requirements for admission to Honours can enrol for and repeat all or some of their NQF7 modules in order to improve their marks so that they can meet the entry requirements for Honours. These graduate students will then receive an additional transcript after the completion of the repeat module(s), where the repeat module(s) will appear as a second iteration of the module(s) on the transcript. The marks from the second iteration can then be used for admission to Honours in the subsequent academic year. This option is only available to graduates from The IIE and do not apply to graduates from other Higher Education institutions.
Senate Discretionary Admission
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): Candidates who fall outside the above criteria, but who can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of The IIE that they have an appropriate, related qualification or work-based learning, which has taken the candidate to the equivalent of an NQF level 7 equivalent qualification, may be considered for admission into this programme through an RPL process.
International Admission
  • A SAQA NQF L7 Evaluation Certificate in an appropriate field and meeting the additional admission requirements.

BA Interior Design Degree

3 YEARS FULL-TIME | NQF LEVEL 7 | 360 CREDITS | SAQA ID: 87306

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Degree admission- A minimum of 30 % for English, 50% for Mathematics or 60% for Mathematical Literacy. However, candidates who have Mathematics at level 3 (40 – 49%) or Mathematical Literacy at level 4 (50-59%) in the NSC may be admitted if they achieved the required level in Grade 11 and will be required to attend additional tutorials for the numerate modules; OR
  • A National Certificate (Vocational) NC(V) with Degree admission – A minimum of 50 % in English on either First Additional Language or Home Language level AND Mathematics 50% or Mathematical Literacy, with a minimum of 60%; OR
  • A Senior Certificate (SC) (with endorsement) or equivalent with at least 33.3% for English, 50% for Mathematics on the HG; OR at least 60% for Mathematics on the SG; OR
  • A Senior Certificate (Amended) SC(A) with degree admission with at least 50% for Mathematics on the HG; OR at least 60% for Mathematics on the SG. A minimum of 30% in LOLT in NSC/ SC(a) OR with a min. of 33.3% in SC.
  • For international qualifications: An USAf Exemption Certificate is required and meeting the relevant Maths and English requirements..
  • Alternatively, a Higher Certificate, an Advanced Certificate, 240 or 360 credit Diploma in a cognate* field may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to degree studies.
Senate Discretionary Admission
Mature Age Exemption: USAf Exemption Certificate is required
  • Candidates having attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with a Senior Certificate with a minimum of 40% in at least four higher or standard grade subjects, at least three of which shall have been passed simultaneously and one of which shall be a recognised higher grade subject; OR
  • Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – demonstrate suitability for admission in terms of Senate’s resolution 6.6 of 20 October 2005 which allows for Senate’s discretionary conditional admission (if applicable).
USAf approved cognate foundation programme
  • Candidates who have completed an USAf approved cognate foundation programme from a registered and accredited provider may be admitted. The additional Maths/Math Lit criteria falls away.
  • An USAf Exemption Certificate is required – the Office of the Registrar will facilitate, on behalf of the student, an application for degree admission to USAf, once the student has provided proof of payment to USAf.
Transfer students
  • Candidates who have successfully completed at least 120 credits on the first year of a cognate degree may be admitted. The additional Maths/Math Lit criteria falls away. However, if a student completed less than 120 credits, the admission criteria on the NSC or equivalent apply.
OQSF qualifications
  • Candidates with an OQSF Level 5 cognate qualification may be admitted, provided the OQSF qualification has at least 120 credits at NQF Level 5. An USAf Exemption Certificate is required – the Office of the Registrar will facilitate, on behalf of the student, an application for degree admission to USAf, once the student has provided proof of payment to USAf.
General Education Development (GED) – An USA qualification developed by the American Council on Education (ACE)
  • Candidates with a GED qualification may be admitted if they have an USAf Foreign Conditional Exemption Certificate as well as NBT: AQL results and have obtained a score of at least 51 for Academic Literacy (AL) and a score of at least 40 for Quantitative Literacy (QL).

Contact Details

Tel: +27 (0)21 461-8089

Email: ct@vegaschool.com

130 Strand Street,
De Waterkant,
Cape Town

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