BA Honours in Visual Art

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Faculty Website:   Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Department: Department of Visual Art
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: BA Honours in Visual Art
Programme Code: H8VA1Q

Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 120
SAQA: 112184

Application Start Date: 1 April 2024
Application End Date: 30 November 2024

Campus: Auckland Park Bunting Road

Contacts: 011 559-1126

Duration of Study: 1 Year Full-Time and 2 Years Part-Time

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The purpose of the Bachelor of Arts Honours in Visual Art is to prepare students for research-based postgraduate study and entry into the diverse careers in the visual and cultural industries by enabling students to produce creative solutions to complex problems within specialist areas of academic enquiry. Such areas comprise Research Methodologies, Proposal Writing and Dissertation as well as either Art History and Theory or Studio Practice and Visual Art Professional Practice, to exhibit this work professionally and to conduct and report on research under supervision. The Bachelor of Arts Honours in Visual Art curriculum accommodates students who wish to pursue a Studio Practice (Practical) major, a theoretical focus on Art History and Visual Theory and aspects of work integrated learning or community-engaged art practice. The curriculum also accommodates Humanities Faculty students who have specialised in Art History. The programme comprises five modules, one of which is compulsory for all students, as well as four independent elective modules, from which either of two sets of elective modules are selected, which accommodates the student’s area of specialisation.

Admission Requirements

An appropriate Bachelor’s degree with a recommended minimum of 60% for all final year modules is achieved.

Selection Process

In addition to the minimum admission requirements as outlined above, prospective students may be required to present a portfolio of their own work and/or a sample of their academic writing to an interview panel.

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