By | December 12, 2017

College of the Arts (COTA) Admission Guide

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The College of the Arts (Cota) is an institution of arts education in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. It employs 39 lecturers full-time and 75 on part-time basis.

Cota was established by citizens of German heritage in 1971 as a Whites-only State Conservatory of Music. In the mid-80s drama and visual arts were added to the Conservatory’s programs, and in 1990 it was renamed College for the Arts.

The seven full-time degree programs currently offered are African Performing Arts, Product Development and Design, Fashion Design, Television Production, Radio Production, New Media Design, and Music and Sound Production. Tertiary programs are offered as three-year courses of studies. COTA’s leitmotiv is “Lifelong learning through the arts”.

 Admission Guidelines


  1. Download the PDF form
  2. Fill in the form by hand, scan and send together required documents to
  3. Alternatively send the documents to COTA, PoBox 2963, Windhoek
  4. Alternatively, hand in the form at either COTA Town Campus, or COTA Katutura Campus (KCAC)
  5. N$ 100 application fee payable


Please submit all applications as hard copy at COTA Town Campus or KCAC Campus, in Windhoek.

N$100 application fee is applicable, to be paid cash when submitting.

Only applications with proof of payment will be considered. application forms from outside Windhoek can be sent to the PoBox 2963, Windhoek (successful selected candidates will pay the N$ 50 application fee upon registration).

Click to download the Diploma Application form below.

Download Form

NOTE: The 2020 application closes on the 24th of January 2020

Contact Information


41 Fidel Castro St., Windhoek Namibia

P O Box 2963 Windhoek Namibia

Tel.: +264 (0)61 37 4100 / 27 7341 / 27 7330

Fax.: +264(0)61 22 9007 / 277310