National School of the Arts Application Form 2019-2020

By | June 10, 2019

National School of the Arts Application Form 2019-2020

About National School of the Arts

Art, Dance, Drama and Music are the four gates of admission to this prestigious full-time high school on the ridge in Braamfontein, South Africa. The school is situated in Johannesburg’s cultural arch, with its back to inner Johannesburg and facing the warmth and space to the north. 


Learners from all areas of Southern Africa commute daily or board in superior hostels (one learner per room) and attend classes in both their academic and artistic spheres of interest. 

The Department of Education has recognised The National School of the Arts as a School of Excellence in Design, Visual Art and Performing Arts Education. This distinction favourably impacts on the educator learner ratio. To enhance the Performing and Visual Arts Departments the Governing Body employs numerous educators specialising in Art, Dance, Drama and Music. 

The National School of the Arts is a historically and culturally rich high school that was born out of the amalgamation of The Johannesburg Art, Ballet, Drama and Music School and Hoërskool Die Kruin which were opened in 1969.

National School of the Arts Courses Offered

ART

DANCE

MUSIC

DRAMA

Application Date

  • The NSA is on the GDE ONLINE SYSTEM FOR ADMISSIONS for Grade 8 as a Special School: we are a School of Specialisation.
  • Registration on the GDE Admission System for the 2020 academic year IS NOT YET OPEN. Watch press for details.
  • Click here to go to the GDE Admissions site.
  • Once registered with GDE Admissions then parents need to come to the NSA to secure an audition. Click here to download the Grade 8 Audition Registration form.
  • Parents must bring the following documentation to register for an audition:
    • CERTIFIED Copy of Birth Certificate or ID Document.
    • Two recent Passport / ID. Size Photos (No School Photos).
    • Latest current year ORIGINAL report (or certified copy) from current school,
    • For Immigrants: copy of learner passport and all relevant permits.
    • A non-refundable R50 audition fee.
    • CERTIFIED Copy of Applying Parent ID
    • Proof of Residence
  • Auditions (by appointment only) will be held in May/June 2019.
  • Parents MUST register an application to another school in case the audition at the NSA is unsuccessful.
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How to Apply

  • You must apply at the school for admission in Grades 9-11.
  • Audition application forms for Grade 9 – 11 may be collected from the school from 03 April 2019 or click here to download.
  • Audition application forms may be handed in from 8 April 2019 to 22 July 2019. No late applications will be accepted.
  • An Audition will be held in July 2019.
  • Parents must bring the following documentation to register for an audition:
    • CERTIFIED Copy of Birth Certificate or ID Document.
    • Two recent Passport / ID. Size Photos (No School Photos).
    • Latest current year ORIGINAL report (or certified copy) from current school,
    • For Immigrants: copy of learner passport and all relevant permits.
    • A non-refundable R50 audition fee.
    • CERTIFIED Copy of Applying Parent ID
    • Proof of Residence

Admission Requirement

At the NSA all learners will be trained in Classical Ballet, Contemporary and Spanish Dance. The standard of the dance training in the Dance Department is very high and learners must have sufficient background of technical dance forms before attending dance auditions.

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The Dance Department does not offer any training in Freestyle, Hip Hop, Kwaito or Funk as these forms are not offered as formal subjects. We do not consider these dance forms as formal dance training for aspiring dancers.

Learners auditioning for Grades 8 and 9 must have recent formal training and an aptitude for Classical Ballet.  For Grades 10 and 11, candidates must have a very strong background of the dance form to be taken as a Major as well as strong basics in Classical Ballet.

Prospective dance candidates must attend an audition at which they must wear tights and a leotard. Jeans and sneakers are not acceptable. All candidates (who are on/have done Pointe) must bring pointe shoes for Classical Ballet in addition to their ballet shoes.

All candidates auditioning for Dance Studies will do a Ballet Class ONLY.

Please indicate on the Audition Registration Form the type of Dance CURRENTLY taken by the Candidate.

Application Form

Click here to download the Audition Registration Form for Grade 9 – 11 only 

Grade 8 Auditions require you to use the GDE online admissions system to register.

Once you have registered then download the Grade 8 Audition Registration Form here. You still need to come to the school to register.