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BAS Application Procedure

Step 1

Complete the online Admission Application 

Step 2

After receiving confirmation from the Admission department on the outcome of your Admission Application, contact the Department to complete the Departmental Selection Process which include an Interview and Creative Portfolio (see details below for direct information)

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Mr Jean-Pierre Basson
Tel: 0415042244

Admission Requirements

1. English, Afrikaans, IsiXhosa (Home or First Language) - Min Level 3 (>40%)

2. Mathematics - Min Level 4 (>50%)

3. Admission Points (AP Score) of 34 or higher


Admissions will notify the prospective student if he/she meets the entry requirements to proceed to the second round of the application process.

The prospective student must call the Departmental Secretary to book an interview date from the available dates which can be found in the BAS admission letter.


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Creative Portfolio

On the day of interview, students must present a Creative Portfolio.

The quality of the portfolio should be graphic, creative, professional and is to be entirely the student's own work.

Creative Portfolio Requirements:

1. Write-Up

2. Drawings

3. Mapping

4. Creative Ability 

5. 3D Thinking 

Add-on Creative Works

Detailed information regarding the requirements can be found in the BAS admission letter below.


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The first degree is a three year Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS). Once you have the BAS degree, should you decide not to proceed further, and once you have complied with the South African Council for the Architectural Profession’s (SACAP) practical training requirements, you can register as a Senior Architectural Technologist.

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Creative Portfolio

Example of Creative Portfolio.

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BAS Creative Portfolio Requirements