MA in Visual Art (Research)

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Faculty Website:   Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Department: Department of Visual Art
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: MA in Visual Art (Research)
Programme Code: M8VA1Q

Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 180
SAQA: 109298

Application Start Date: 1 April 2024
Application End Date: 15 March 2025

Campus: Auckland Park Bunting Road

Contacts: 011 559-1126

Duration of Study: 2 Years Full-Time and 3 Years Part-Time

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Having obtained this qualification, students will be able to conduct advanced independent research in a particular area of the visual arts, demonstrating complex analytical and practical skills and knowledge in writing a dissertation and, where applicable, an exhibition of original work or artefacts appropriate to the research mode.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor of Arts Honours in Visual Art. BA Hons. (Visual Art ) or B (Fine Art) Hons or, BA (Fine Art) Hons., or BA Hons, with an average mark of at least 65 % or an equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard, as recommended by a Status Committee and approved by the Faculty Board. A portfolio of selected practical work in visual art is required for candidates who intend specialising in any aspect of visual art practice.

Selection Process

Selection is based on academic merit and a preliminary research proposal, as approved by the Departmental Admissions Committee.

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