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The City Campus building must be one of the oldest in the country as the foundation stone was laid by Duke Connaught on 03 December 1910. It was originally built for the staff and students of the Durban Technical Institute.

City Campus now houses the Faculty of Arts and Design and  is situated in the upmarket are of Berea, on a ridge that rises from the city centre. Most of Berea overlooks the sea and harbour as well as Greyville Racecourse and Royal Durban Golf course.

In 2010 the campus celebrated its centenary with the help of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund which contributed to the renovation of the roof and other restoration activities. 



  • Drama & Production Studies (Drama Studies and Production Studies)
  • Fashion & Textiles
  • Fine Art & Jewellery Design
  • Media, Language and Communication (Language Practice, Translation & Interpreting Practice, Journalism)
  • School of Education 
  • Video Technology 
  • Visual Communication Design (Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography) 


  • Drama and production studies
  • Fine art
  • Graphic design
  • Interior design
  • Jewellery design
  • Journalism
  • Laboratory
  • Library 
  • Television
  • Television studies


  • Arthur smith hall
  • Blackboard - learning platform
  • Canteen
  • Help desk 
  • Laboratory
  • Library 
  • Wireless internet access to all student from anywhere on the campus
  • Writing Centre


  • 1910 Laying of foundation Stone of first “City campus" building
  • 1915 Re-named Durban Technical College
  • 1922 Re-named Natal Technical College
  • 1968 Re-named Natal College for Advanced Technical Education
  • 1979 Renamed Technikon Natal
  • 2002 renamed Durban Institute of Technology and later the Durban University of Technology.



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