School of Architecture & Spatial Design
Higher Certificate in Architectural Practice
Qualification / Course Information
Bellville (Cape Town)
Are you passionate about the environment, interested in solving problems creatively, and eager to make a positive difference? If so, the Higher Certificate in Architectural Practice may be for you. Whether you are seeking to enter the industry and contribute to an architectural practice or continue your studies, this programme can assist you in your pursuits. The modules covered in this qualification will prepare you to produce basic design and contract documentation required of a Draughtsperson in an office, preparing you for the world of work after graduation. Throughout your studies, you will create a portfolio of work that can be used to secure employment or further your studies in the field of Architecture.
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THE ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR THE HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE ARE:
Senior Certificate (SC); OR
National Senior Certificate (NSC); OR
National Senior Certificate Vocational Level 4 (NC(V)),
- a minimum of 40% in English Home Language or a minimum of 30% English First Additional Language.
Applicants are required to each submit a short digital presentation** that contains a brief personal introduction, to explain what they expect to gain from the programme. This digital presentation aims to gauge their communication ability (including the ease with which they engage with digital media), their awareness of the profession, and their motivation to enter the architectural profession.
** Find the Digital Presentation Brief HERE
Creativity for Architectural Practice
Introduction to Spatial and Architectural Design Principles
Introduction to Sustainable Construction
Literacies for Architectural Practice
Professional Development for Architectural Practice
Below are some key career opportunities that you may consider once you have completed this qualification:
Spatial Design Draughtsperson
Junior Architectural Designer
Junior Architectural Visualiser