CityVarsity School of Media and Creative Arts is a private higher education institution in South Africa with campuses in Cape Town and Johannesburg. It falls under Educor and offers full-time, short, and online degrees, diplomas, and certificates in the creative arts and media.

Parent institution
South Africa


Seeking to provide quality creative arts and media career training and education, Educor founded CityVarsity in Cape Town in 1996. It was officially registered as Private Higher Education Institution with the Department of Higher Education and Training in 1997 and accredited by the Council on Higher Education.[1][2] The second campus in Johannesburg opened in 2007. The Cape Town campus moved from Park & Kloof Street to Roeland Street in 2014.[3] CityVarsity has seen and increase in international students over the duration of its existence.[4]

Courses and student lifeEdit

CityVarsity has been honing South Africa’s creative talent since 1996, offering a wide variety of courses including Animation, Journalism, Professional Acting and many more. Students often take on work experience during their studies.[5]

Bachelor of Arts:

  • Film and Television
  • Professional Acting for Camera
  • Sound and Music Technology


  • Animation
  • Film and Television Production Techniques
  • Multimedia Design and Production
  • Professional Acting for Camera
  • Professional Photography
  • Sound Engineering


  • Acting for Camera
  • Art Direction
  • Digital Media Arts
  • Motion Picture Make-up
  • New Media Development

Short programmes:

  • Acting for Camera 1
  • Basic Photography
  • Camerawork and Lighting
  • Creative Writing
  • Digital Video Editing
  • Directing
  • Graphic Design and Digital Media
  • Introduction to DSLR Filming
  • Music Production
  • Scriptwriting
  • Short Video Production
  • Sound Design and Post Production
  • TV Presenting
  • Vocal Training for Radio

Notable peopleEdit



  1. ^ "CityVarsity Students recognised in International Competitions". Skills Portal. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  2. ^ "CityVarsity offers world-class creative and music production courses". Music in Africa. 28 October 2019. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  3. ^ "City Varsity in-house design". Talia O'Brien. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  4. ^ "City Varsity School of Media and Creative Arts". Educartis. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  5. ^ "City Varsity students take on real life work experience". Rosebank Killarney Gazette. 2 June 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2021.

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