AAA School Of Advertising

Admission Requirements:

Applicants are required to have the appropriate combination of recognized NSC (National Senior Certificate) subjects, as well as certain levels of achievement in matric in these subjects, and the required APS points, as illustrated in the table below.

Degrees, Diplomas and Higher Certificates

*Specific admission requirements by Qualifications

QualificationNQFDurationMinimum Requirements
BA in Marketing Communication (full-time)73 years

NSC with Degree endorsement.
APS: 24 if Maths was passed OR 25 if Maths Literacy was passed.
50% for English/Language of Instruction.
40% for Maths/Maths Literacy.

BA in Marketing Communication (part-time)74 years

NSC with Degree endorsement.
APS: 24 if Maths was passed OR 25 if Maths Literacy was passed.
50% for English/Language of Instruction

BA in Creative Brand Communication73 years

NSC with Degree endorsement.
APS: 24 if Maths was passed OR 25 if Maths Literacy was passed.
50% for English/Language of Instruction.
40% for Maths/Maths Literacy.

Diploma in Marketing Communication63 years

NSC with Diploma endorsement.
APS: 20.
50% for English/Language of Instruction.
Passed Maths/Maths Literacy.

Diploma in Visual Communication63 years

NSC with Diploma endorsement.
APS: 20 AND a pass in Maths/Maths Literacy.

Diploma in Marketing Communication63 years

NSC with Diploma endorsement.
APS: 20.
50% for English/Language of Instruction.
Passed Maths/Maths Literacy.

Diploma in Visual Communication63 years

NSC with Diploma endorsement.
APS: 20 AND a pass in Maths/Maths Literacy.

Higher Certificate in Marketing Communication51 years

NSC with Diploma endorsement. 
APS: 20. 
50% for English/Language of Instruction. Passed Maths/Maths Literacy.

Higher Certificate in Visual Communication51 years

NSC with Diploma endorsement. 
APS: 20. 
50% for English/Language of Instruction. Passed Maths/Maths Literacy.

*Mature Age Exemption: Candidates who have attempted matric/Grade 12, reached the age of 23 before or during the first year of Registration may be considered for admission. Work experience may also be considered for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).

Recognition of Prior Learning, Exemptions, Applications for Credits:

For the BA in Marketing Communication, a maximum of three modules in year one, and three in year two, will be exempted, based on similar modules passed at the requisite NQF level at a university/higher education institution.

With regard to BA in Creative Brand Communication, applicants can apply for exemption of Visual Studies, based on a similar NQF level module passed at a university/higher education institution.

2022 Fees:

QualificationDuration2022 Course Fees
BA in Marketing Communication
(full-time)
3 yearsR92,990.00
For existing and new students.
BA in Marketing Communication
(part-time)
4 yearsR69 190.00 for existing students.
R74 190.00 for new students.
BA in Creative Brand Communication3 yearsR92,990.00
For existing and new students.
Diploma in Marketing Communication3 yearsR72 390.00 for existing students.
R82 690.00 for new students.
Diploma in Visual Communication3 yearsR72 390.00 for existing students.
R82 690.00 for new students.
Higher Certificate in Marketing Communication1 yearsR49 990.00 for new students.
Higher Certificate in Visual Communication1 yearsR49 990.00 for new students.

*Mature Age Exemption: Candidates who have attempted matric/Grade 12, reached the age of 23 before or during the first year of Registration may be considered for admission. Work experience may also be considered for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning)

Please note:

  • There are 3 payment plans to choose from of 3 months, 6 months and 10 months which are interest bearing. First instalments payable by the 28th of February 2022
  • Non-South African residents must pay the full tuition fee by 28 February 2022.
  • On written acceptance of the student to study at the AAA School of Advertising, for early registrations a non-refundable deposit of R3000.00 is required to secure admission. To be fully registered the balance of R6000 is payable by the 28th of February to cover the full deposit amount of R9000. Note that the registration deposit will be credited against your tuition fees.
  • Fees indicated above are for a 12-month period and not for a full qualification.
  • Each year the AAA School Board will decide on any escalation of fees.
  • Non-payment of the tuition fees can result in deregistration as per our Enrolment Contract and may prevent you from access into the campus and attend lecturers.
  • Fees are not refunded in the case of cancellation of studies during the academic year. Please refer to the terms and conditions on our Enrolment Contract.

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Bursary applications

Occasionally, bursaries are awarded to the AAA by the Industry. All applications are submitted directly to the bursary awarding Institution.