Applications now open for PGDA part-time


Image result for drama for lifeWe now offer PGDA course for a duration of two years for those who want to study and juggle life at the same time. Be recognised as an outstanding Arts Therapist, Arts Community Development Practitioner, Applied Arts Director, Project Manager and, or Arts Researcher and so much more! Our world-class qualifications will be your best investment in arts education, arts therapy, arts for development, arts activism and arts leadership.

Applications are now open for Postgraduate Diploma in the Arts (PGDA) July 2019 intake. Entrance Requirements for Postgraduate Diploma are as follows:

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Either traditional educational qualification or must demonstrate maturity of age and extensive work experience of a high standard in the field of Applied Drama and Theatre.

Successful completion of at least 1 Drama for Life – Wits accredited short course.

Outstanding Performers, Theatre-makers, Performing Arts Managers.

Work experience in Capacity Development, HIV/AIDS, CIVIC Society, Health Education, Arts Therapies, University and Arts & Culture.

Experience in at least one of the following fields is recommended: HIV/AIDS Education, activism and therapy, Human Rights and Social Justice, Peace Building, Transformation and Diversity Management, and Environmental Sustainability would be an asset.

Drama for Life, University of Witwatersrand, is an arts department for social transformation and healing. Our postgraduate academic, research and community engagement department brings together the disciplines of Applied Drama and Theatre, Performance Ethnography, Performance as Research, Arts Education, Drama Therapy, Dance Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapies within the context of critical reflexive praxis.

We invite all interested outstanding performers, theatre-makers, performing arts managers, arts educators, community-based theatre practitioners and drama and dance facilitators working in capacity development, civil society, sexual reproductive health education, mental health education, arts therapies, arts activism, arts for development, arts education to apply for admission and become part of Africa’s future generation of leaders through the Drama for Life Postgraduate Programme.

Deadline for Applications is 21 July 2019.

Submit an online application:

For enquiries, e-mail or call Omphemetse Mokgosi: or call 011 717 4755.

Eric Thoka
Drama for Life

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