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This section details our most recently completed Masters Student projects. 

You can access dissertation titles below. By clicking on a title you can access the dissertation abstract as well as download the dissertation text from the Institutional Repository of the University of Johannesburg's UJDigispace. Please note that not all dissertations are accessible.

* represents the degree awarded cum laude

TM represents the award of the Tecknikon Medal for excellence in postgraduate research

CM represents the award of the University Chancellor's Medal for meritorious postgraduate research.

Masters Diploma in Technology: Fine Art (MDipTech: Fine Art) Qualification
Student Name ​​Research ModeGraduatedSupervisorsTitle of Dissertation
1Vels, ElizabethExhibition & Dissertation1994KerrLogos as artefact: word become flesh
2Marais, MarialdaExhibition &
Dissertation
1995Kerr The artist's ice-axe: a study of the function of multivalence in a selected body of work
Master of Technology: Fine Art (MTech: Fine Art) Degree  

 

Student Name

Research Mode

Graduated

Supervisors

Title of Dissertation

1

Hofmeyr, Carol 

Academic Practical

2000

Berman
Marais

Fragments fetishes and relics  

2

Kruger, Marieka 

Academic Practical

2000

Marais

A holy war: redemption versus damnation as spiritual metaphors in a selected body of work  

3

Woolf, Susan 

Applied Research

2002 *

Farber
Paton

The conceptual and practical realisation of a corporate art commission

4

Marshal, Bronwyn 

Applied Research

2003 * TM

Berman

An Investigation into archival handmade papers for the South African art market

5

Coppes, Amanda 

Applied Research

2003 * TM

Berman

Hand papermaking and the use of invasive plant species for sustainable cultural development   

6

Pahl, Ilse 

Academic Practical

2004

Marais
Wafer

Once upon a time ... : an investigation of selected, domestic mass-produced objects and their display as source for an exhibition of drawings and sculptures

7

Ladiera, Jeannot 

Applied Research (PAR)

2005

Paton
Berman

Materials and new designs in sustainable community development: A case study of Phumani Papers’ Eshowe Papermaking Project

8

Tshabalala, David Motsamai

Applied Research (PAR)

2006

Berman
Mukuka

The use of paper pulp as a medium for three-dimensional figurative sculpture: a study based on "Hear our voice" for Phumani Paper Alleviation Programme

9

Pickster, Claire 

Academic Practical

2006

Farber

Transhuman bodies in contemporary art: plastic possibilities, consumer choices  

10

Burger, Maria Anna Consiglio

Academic Practical

2006 *

Farber
Paton

Transformation within personal and public realms through contemporary artmaking processes

11

Bogaard, Ruby Christine 

Academic Practical

2006 *

Marais
von Veh

Ambivalent aspects of the Goddess in selected examples of contemporary South African women’s art

12

Basel, Karin Elizabeth

Academic Practical

2006 *

Paton
von Veh

Slippages in meaning: the influence of context in scripto/visual communication

13

Warren, Zhane

Academic Practical

2007

Berman
Farber

From paper to performance: embodied ritualised actions towards self-transformation

14

Swanepoel, Nicolene

Academic Practical

2007

Marais
Shirley

Representations of cattle as cultural markers towards South African identities

15Antonopoulo, ShanninAcademic Practical2008 *FarberSoap opera sets as signifiers of characterization

16

Magowan, Robyn

Academic Practical

2008

von Veh
 

Social masquerade: a theoretical and practical analogy as applied to selected case studies of battered women in Johannesburg

17

Du Preez, Suzanne

Academic Practical

2008

Farber
Paton

Hybrid identities in Johannesburg: grafting garment, city and self

18

Simmons, Fiona

Theoretical Research

2008

von Veh

Ukuthwasa style: meaning, significance and change in beadwork and apparel in the White River area of eastern Mpumalanga

19

Cleaver, Rosalind

Academic Practical

2009 *

von Veh
Marais
 

Colonial, tourist and alternative views of commodified South African wilderness

20

Froud, Gordon Clark

Academic Practical

2009

Paton

Modularity, repetition and material choices as strategies in the work of selected South African sculptors

21

Hyson, Inge-Lore 

Academic Practical

2010

Marais 
van Eeden
 

Representation as cultural construct in two Johannesburg gardens and selected artworks

22

Maphangwa, Shonisani 

Academic Practical

2011

Farber
Paton

From colonial to post-colonial: shifts in cultural meaning in Dutch lace and Shweshwe fabric

23

Rennie, Christy

Theoretical Research

2011

Farber
van Rensburg

Privileging corporeal identity: an embodied approach to artmaking practice

24

Hartwig, Claudia Katarina

Applied Research (PAR)

2012 * CM

Berman
Nanackchand

The role of screen-print projects in enhancing awareness of active citizenship: a case study at Artist Proof Studio

25

Nanackchand, Vedant

Applied Research (PAR)

2012

Berman
Allara

Visual graphics for human rights: an art education approach

26

Hlasane, Mphapho Christian

Applied Research (PAR)

2012 *

Berman
Nanackchand

Photovoice, mural art and mapping as mobilizing tools for social change: a case study of a Phumani Paper enterprise

27

Zietsman, Derek 

Academic Practical

2013 * CM

Paton
Farber
van Eeden

Performing masculinities in the iconographies of selected white South African male artists

28

Jansen van Veuren, Lodewyk Moche 

Academic Practical

2013 * CM

Taylor
Berman
The rhythms of minutes: Henri Lefebvre’s rhythm analyses and an investigation of spatial practices in a selected public site in urban Johannesburg
29Bakker,  MaaikeAcademic Practical2014 * CMPatonAn exploration of the re-presentation of intangible and ephemeral art
30Mchunu, KhayaApplied Research (PAR)2014 *Berman
Allen
Smal
The development of a new sewing co-operative for Tshulu Trust in HaMakuya, Limpopo Province
31Lovelace, JulieAcademic Practical2014von Veh         FroudExpressions of liminality in examples of unsanctioned public art in Johannesburg
32Pomeroy, JennyAcademic Practical2015 * CMPatonLocating the auratic: an investigation of visual translations between photographic sources and selected portrait paintings
33Richardson, AdenaAcademic Practical2015 *Paton
Berman
Mapping linkages between image and text: an investigation of Willem Boshoff’s Bread and Pebble Roadmap in relation to emergent Afrikaner identities
34Schutte, SophiaAcademic Practical2015 *Froud
Farber
Use of material and biomorphic form as a means to convey aspects of gendered and cultural identity constructs with emphasis on selected works by Nicholas Hlobo
35Vos, LorealAcademic Practical2016von Veh
Netshia
Symbols of death and violence in contemporary South African art with reference to seventeenth century Dutch Vanitas art 
36Lemmer,  Jean PaulPractice-Led Research2016 *Berman
Froud
Making mechanical sculpture for performative interaction: a practice led research project
37Do Rego, 
Roxanne
Theoretical Research 2016 *Schmahmann

Beauty and beastliness: a comparison of the representations of women in selected works by Walt Disney Pictures. Angela Carter and Diane Victor
38Monoa, Thabang Academic Practical2016Froud
Farber
Hybridity and liminality in selected examples of contemporary South African creative glass practice
39MielkeHeidi Academic Practical2016Berman
Nanackchand
Artistic responses to violence against women and children in South Africa
40
Rowley,  Chelsea
Academic Practical
2017 * CM
von Veh
Paton
An uncertain practice: visual ambiguity as an index of uncertainty in selected painters’ work
41
Whiteman,  Casper 
Academic Practical
2017 *
Nanackchand Froud
Engaging the plastic tide: a critical visual response to marine plastic pollution
42
Linossi, Lisa Nicole
Academic Practical
2018 *
Schmahmann
Nanackchand.
Tracing presence through absence : personal artefacts as indices of memory in the works of Bridget Baker
43
Rademan, Linda

Academic Practical
2018 * CM
Von Veh
Nanackchand
Threads of ambivalence: redressing selected aspects of Afrikaner female identities through art making
44

Van Schalkwyk, Ilka

Academic Practical
2018
Paton
Froud
The synaesthetic artist : manifestations of synaesthesia in selected artworks
45
Gigaba, Muziwandile
Academic Practical
2018 *
Berman
Schmahmann
Anthropomorphism and therianthropism in artworks of Nandipha Mntambo and Colbert Mashile
46
Winter, Colleen
Academic Practical
2018 *
Froud
Findlay
Art-making as ritual : an exploration and development of a personal iconography
47
Van Der Westhuizen, Albertus (Barry)
Academic Practical
2018
Berman
Paton
Artist as Cartographer : a visual and semiotic analysis of map-based artworks
48
Hager, Gary
Applied Research (PAR)
2018
Berman
Nanackchand
Printmaking as an empowering tool to teach life skills in a Johannesburg high school classroom