Video Technology Handbook

Now, more than ever, the future of video glows bright. The need for content has increased enormously with the advent of digital broadcasting, both in South Africa and around the world. The Internet, also, has provided a home for emerging forms of video such as webisodes and webcasts. Mobile platforms, such as cell phones and tablets, make it possible to view video anywhere, anytime. Video is the medium of the day.Making a television or video programme is a highly specialized task. It requires a team of bright, creative, and hard working individuals. It demands great technical skill. It needs people who are well trained.

If you would like to work in the television and video industry the first, most important step, is to get the right training and qualifications to equip you for your chosen career.

Durban University of Technology’s Television School is the leading tertiary institution in South Africa to offer specialised, hands-on training in all aspects of television and video production. We are the only school in South Africa whose graduates have won 4 Emmy awards, the only school to train in Outside Broadcasts and the only school to train marine videographers.

The diploma covers all aspects of production, including researching, script writing, production management, camera operations, lighting, editing, sound recording and mixing, and directing. All necessary equipment is available for students to complete their projects. Facilities include two TV studios, digital editing suites, an outside broadcast vehicle, professional digital camera kits, a Jimmy Jib, specialist underwater housings and additional laboratories.
Students create a variety of programmes as part of their course:

  • magazine programmes
  • inserts
  • public service announcements
  • music videos
  • corporates
  • outside broadcasts
  • dramas
  • documentaries
  • reality shows
  • webisodes

These practical course components are supplemented by theory lectures. Teaching staff have considerable industry experience, as well as the relevant academic qualifications.

Entrance Requirement

Bachelor of Technology Video Technology Entrance Requirements

Video Technology Links



Contact Information


Head of Department: Prof JP Wade
Tel: 031 373 3610
Location: City Campus

Secretary: Irene John
Tel: 031 373 6627
Fax: 031 373 6632
Location: City Campus