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|Tuition Fees:||$3,196 /year|
|Applications Begin:||March 2021|
|Final Award:||Bachelor of Arts (BA)|
|Start Date:||February 2022|
|Academic Unit:||Faculty of Humanities|
|Application Deadline:||30 September 2021|
BA (Fine Arts) covers a broad spectrum of professional art practices. The two majors of the degree are the studio-based component of art practice, Fine arts (BKK) and Professional art practice (VIT), and a theoretical subject, Visual culture studies (VKK). BA (Fine Arts) is a four-year programme that incorporates training in the disciplines of art practice, such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, new media and photography.
Once fundamental aspects of these disciplines have been mastered, increasingly more challenging goals are set that require inter- and multidisciplinary skills and artistic research. The role played by multimedia in the form of projections and video and digital art is also firmly established in the fine arts programme.
The first two years of BKK entail foundational projects in various media; the third year focuses on the personal development of medium, context and content; and in the fourth year, students work towards their first professional exhibition with all the theoretical, professional and practical skills that are associated with an exhibition of sound academic quality.
Professional art practice (VIT) is one of the majors offered within the BA (Fine Arts) programme. This subject focuses on the interdependence and interrelationship of the visual arts and industry. Students are given projects that draw their attention to the spaces and situations of their environment, including community-based projects.
During the final (fourth) year, a theory module highlighting current theoretical research discourses is included. For this, a research paper is prepared and presented.
English Home Language
NSC/IEB – 5
AS/A Level – C
Cambridge A-Level candidates who obtained at least a D in the required subjects will be considered for admission.
International Baccalaureate (IB) HL candidates who achieved at least a 4 in the required subjects will be considered for admission.
The following candidates will be considered for admission:
A candidate who is in possession of a certificate that is deemed by the University to be equivalent to the required National Senior Certificate (NSC) with university endorsement; a candidate who is a graduate from another recognised tertiary institution or has been granted the status of a graduate of such an institution; and a candidate who is a graduate of another faculty at the University of Pretoria
Candidates who have completed the National Senior Certificate with admission to degree studies or a certificate of conditional exemption on the basis of a candidate’s international (“foreign”) qualifications, the so-called “Immigrant” or “Foreign Conditional Exemption”. The only condition for the “Foreign Conditional Exemption” that is accepted is: ‘completion of the degree course’. The exemption certificate is obtainable from Universities South Africa (USAf). Detailed information is available on the website at mb.usaf.ac.za.
To retain admission, learners will be expected to obtain an APS of at least 28 in the NSC.
Life Orientation is excluded when calculating the APS.
UP applications open on 1 March of the year preceding the year of study.
Each prospective student must complete only one online application. On the online application, the University of Pretoria offers a first and second choice in terms of what you wish to study. All applicants should fill in both a first and second choice on the online application.
Once your online application has been processed, you will receive a student number(EMPLID).
Receiving a student number (EMPLID) does NOT imply that you have been accepted by the University of Pretoria yet. Admission is a separate process that your application undergoes after being evaluated by the relevant faculty.
It is in your best interest to complete your own online application. The University of Pretoria does not make use of representatives, agents or agencies during the application process. If you choose to make use of representatives, agents or agencies, you do so at your own risk. It is of utmost importance that you provide your personal email and postal addresses to enable the University of Pretoria to communicate with you directly.
International students need to comply with immigration requirements. For assistance and enquiries, email email@example.com.
The registration guidelines show you step by step on how to register successfully. In case of difficulties, contact the online registration help desk on telephone +27 (0) 12 420 5347 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Various holds may prevent you from registering successfully. Please check for holds on the UP Student Centre.
**Application Deadline for South Africans – 30th June
**Application Deadline for non-South Africans – 30th June
Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Gallery managers,
– art facilitators,
– art consultants/advisors,
– art educators,
– artists in the fine arts,
– artists in new media,
– artists in applied arts
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An international levy (R3295) is payable annually by all non-South African citizens as well as students who are citizens of SADC countries on these visas. This amount is payable in addition to the initial fee payable at registration.
Asylum seekers, refugees, diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa are exempted from paying the international levy.
International registration and tuition fees:
Non-South African citizens (excluding students who are citizens of SADC countries) will be charged double the tuition fee of South African students, AND the International levy will be charged. (Except for research master’s or doctoral degrees, where only the local tuition fee will be required.)
Students who are citizens of SADC countries will pay the same tuition fee as charged for South African citizens BUT also have to pay the international levy.
Asylum seekers, refugees and diplomats stationed in South Africa, as well as permanent residents of South Africa only, are exempted from paying double tuition fees and are exempted from the international levy.
International students will be required:
– to pay an initial fee before registration (R5000)
– to pay 50% of their full student account by 30 April, and the remainder by 31 July