WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,638 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts Major
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Humanities
Campus:East Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

Explore all aspects of contemporary fine art.
Painting, sculpture, photography, print-making, video, installation, and digital media form the core of the studio programme, which is supplemented by a course in Professional Practice and Curating, along with a number of interdisciplinary options from other courses in the Wits School of Arts.


First year
– Fine Arts I
– Film, Visual and Performing Arts I
One of the following:
– Concepts in Theatre and Performance IA and IB
– Drawing and Contemporary Practice IA and IB
– Music Literacies and Skills IA and IB
– Performance Studies IA and IB
– Two BA semester courses
– One BA year course

Second year
– Fine Arts II
– History of Art II

One of the following:
– Design and Production IIA and IIB
– Writing IIA and IIB
– Drawing and Contemporary Practice IIA and IIB
– Performance Studies IIA and IIB
– Two BA semester courses
-One BA year course

Third year
– Fine Arts III
– History of Art III
Two of the following:
– Introduction to the World Wide Web as a Creative Medium
– Introduction to Principles of Animation
– Drawing and Contemporary Practice IIIA and IIIB
– Theories of Art
– Design IIIA and IIIB

Fourth year
– Fine Arts IV
– Critical Theories and Visual Cultures
– Research Project
One of the following:
– Professional Practice
– Applied Concepts in Networked Digital Media
– Introduction to 3D Computer-Based Animation
– Design IV
– Key Moments in 20th Century Arts:
– Tradition and Innovation
– Memory and Visual Culture

Admission Requirements

– APS 34+
– English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5

Applicants with an entry requirement of at least 30-33 APS points are wait-listed, subject place availability.

Additional Selection Criteria
Applicants must contact the School to schedule an interview. Remember to take a portfolio of work to the interview.

Due to limited space, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to place availability, academic results, and other entry requirements, where applicable.

International Qualifications
English Language (O/IGCSE Level: A-C | AS Level: A-C | A Level: A-C)

Application Process
Application Fees for South African and SADC Students: $7
Application Fees for International Students: $46

The Student Enrolment Centre at Wits handles all student applications.
– Check the admission requirements for your degree. Check if any additional selection requirements apply.
– Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.
– Local Students pay an application fee of R100 while International Students pay R700
– Once you have applied, an admissions consultant will be assigned to your application.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Animator
– Art Historian
– Artist
– Curator
– Critic
– Designer
– Photographer
– Teacher

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Tuition Fees for South African and SADC Students: $3,638
Tuition Fees for International Students: $7,276

Tuition Fees per year for South African Students = R55,160
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = R110320
(The tuition fees for International students includes an additional International Registration fee R6,650 to the normal fees.)

**Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay also annual local tuition fees and related costs (The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe)

International Students should take note:
– 75% of the annual tuition fee is payable on or before registration, as well as 75% of the on-campus accommodation fee.
– This payment includes the annual tuition fees and other related costs.
– The balance of the fees is payable by 31 March for undergraduate students, and for postgraduate students 30 days after registration. This excludes students with Refugee status.
– Fees clearance is to be obtained from the Fees Office.
– If you are sponsored, your sponsorship letter has to be vetted by the Financial Aid and Scholarships
Office (FASO).
– All international students (those who are not South African citizens or who do not have permanent residence status in South Africa) are required by the Department of Home Affairs to provide proof of available funds for the tuition fee for the academic year prior to receiving his/her study visa.

Relevant Contact

Prof. Brett Pyper
Head of School
Blossom Catling
Secretary to Head of School