City Varsity Johannesburg

In 2014 CityVarsity’s Newtown Campus relocated to its new home in Braamfontein. With this move CityVarsity is able to offer students an enhanced experience without being far from the “cultural arc” and staying true to its creative roots.

The area is the home of the Braamfontein Management District that has seen to the development of Braamfontein as a central location for entertainment, business and education. Braamfontein is the location of the Johannesburg Theatre, several art galleries and studios, The Grove (a trendy student spot) and the famous Neighbourgoods Market.
Johannesburg offers loads of opportunities in the creative industries, specifically in film, television and music as well as for recording and production, crafts and design, multimedia and information technology. Our proximity to these professional creative hives (including SABC,, numerous galleries and production companies) provides our learners with vital motivation to keep pursuing their dreams.

On selected Saturday mornings, we host Open Days for our prospective students to experience a taste of our world. Be sure to keep an eye on our ‘Events’ section and Facebook page for upcoming Open Day dates. On these days, potential students are shown around our various facilities and are able to attend workshops giving them a glimpse of their chosen artistic field. Interested learners are encouraged to make appointments with our student consultants to discuss their futures.

Our campus is conducive to learning and creativity with an atmosphere based on mutual respect and dignity. Within this nurturing environment, our students are given a chance to let their talents and creative voices bloom.


The Place


Cultural diversity and innovative expression will surround you if you make the largest city in Africa your new home!

The pace is quick here; the business and economic centre of South Africa provides 16% of the GDP. Skyscrapers stand sentinel over this urban jungle; Africa’s “Place of Gold”.

Joburg is a melting pot of all tastes and interests, with Alexandra, Soweto, Gold Reef City and Carnival City & Entertainment World all in the near vicinity. Simply put, this is a beehive of activity.

This is the home of Africa’s top stadium, Soccer City, that now host to various sport events and concerts. Another spin-off from the world’s biggest sporting event was the arrival of the Gautrain, which now ensures quick and comfortable transport between Jozi, Pretoria and O.R. Tambo International Airport.

This is indeed the cradle of (hu)mankind…and it hasn’t stopped rocking…


About Us

Established in 1996 in Cape Town, CityVarsity rapidly cemented itself as the go-to media and creative arts school in South Africa. In 2007 the demand for quality private tertiary media education led to us opening our Johannesburg campus.

Our students’ lifestyles are enriched by the proximity of our campuses to media and creative industries. The increasing number of international students bears testimony to the positive reputation we continue to spread at a global level. With a strong emphasis on practical work across all media disciplines, our graduates walk out of our doors with a portfolio of relevant work. This constant hands-on approach provides our graduates with a distinct advantage in the career market.

Over the years, CityVarsity’s dominance at national awards ceremonies has demonstrated the distinctive edge that our students possess. The academic staff is encouraged to freelance within their disciplines. This highly successful strategy results in a perpetual awareness of the trends, needs and challenges within each sector of the industry. Annual industry indabas ensure a guidance system for syllabus structure, content and direction. These are just two ways in which our students are constantly in touch with the pulse of their chosen profession. Our students’ interaction with peers from other departments produces vital networking skills and opportunities which have led to many of them forming successful independent production companies after their studies.

CityVarsity is a fully accredited Higher Education institution, offering certificates, diplomas advanced diplomas and degrees. All our curricula are registered with SAQA while the qualifications are accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE). In addition to this, CityVarsity is registered with the Department of Education (DOE) for the qualifications shown on Certificate no. 2001/HE07/004. Welcome to our world!

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