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Tuition Fees:$3,791 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Humanities
Campus:Hiddingh Campus
Application Deadline: 31 July 2021
Programme Overview

The BA (Fine Art) is a four-year degree that offers specialist and interdisciplinary training in all aspects of visual art. The Michaelis School of Fine Art has well-equipped studios offering new media, photography, painting, print media, sculpture, video and digital arts.

The degree also equips students with the critical and theoretical skills necessary for the context-specific understanding of contemporary art practice. The degree is designed to enable students to develop as artists at a level of best practice.

Studio-work practical concentrations offered are painting, sculpture, photography, print media and new media. In the fourth year of study, students follow individual study streams that have been chosen in consultation with members of the teaching staff. Students are expected to produce a body of work to a professional standard in their final year.

Curriculum

First Year

(a) FIN1001W Studiowork I

(b) FIN1005W Fine Art Foundation

(c) FIN1006F Introduction to African Art

(d) FIN1009S Approaches to Art History

(e) One recommended Humanities 1000-level course.

(Options available at registration)

 

Second Year

(a) Two from:

FIN2011W Painting 2

FIN2012W Sculpture 2

FIN2013W Photography 2

FIN2024W Printmedia 2

FIN2025W New Media 2

(b) FIN2026W Core Practice 2

(c) FIN2027F Art Narrative: Traditions and Tensions

or

FIN2029F Envisioning the Body: Representation of the

Human in Art and Visual Culture

(d) FIN2028S Discursive Strategies

(e) Two recommended 1000/2000-level Humanities

courses

Third Year

(a) One from:

FIN3011W Painting 3

FIN3012W Sculpture 3

FIN3013W Photography 3

FIN3024W Printmedia 3

FIN3025W New Media 3

(b) FIN3030W Studiowork 3 Electives

(c) FIN3026F New Art: New Perspectives

or

FIN3028F Art, Theory and Society

(d) FIN3027S Strategies for Art

Fourth year

(a) FIN4015W Fine Art 4

(b) FIN4012W Theory and Practice of Art

Admission Requirements

NSC Examinations

FPS 380 or above
NBT AL: Intermediate
Satisfactory performance in a portfolio evaluation

Admission Point Score
32
Satisfactory performance in the portfolio/ audition evaluation

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Apply online

You will need a working email address and your South African identity number. If you are an international applicant, you need your passport number.

Applications close

31 July of the year prior to study for South African and international applicants.

Application status

Check your application status online or follow the directions on your letter from the admissions office in order to log in and determine your application status. Should you not have received your login and password, you may also use your names and birth date.

Career Opportunities

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
-Advertising art director
-Art therapist
-Commercial art gallery manager
-Community arts worker
-Conservator
-Exhibition designer
-Fine artist
-Graphic designer
-Illustrator
-Museum/gallery exhibitions officer
-Printmaker
-Secondary school teacher
-Animator
-Arts administrator
-Concept artist
-Estates manager
-Interior and spatial designer
-Jewellery designer
-Multimedia programmer
-Museum/gallery curator
-Special effects technician
-VFX artist

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,791
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,791

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

South African citizens and South African permanent residents

An initial payment of fees (for tuition and residence) is due by January. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. You will be allowed to register if the initial payment has not been received by the due date.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment),

plus if applicable;

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due 30 June 2020.

International students from the SADC region

An initial payment of fees (tuition and residence and the administrative service fee) is due before registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment), plus

Non-refundable administrative service fee R4,000

plus if applicable

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

International Students

International students must make a minimum initial payment towards the tuition fees, international term fees and residence fees (where applicable), prior to registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

Payment due prior to registration for:

UCT full-time international fee-paying students (except Master’s & PhD students): R95,000

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

plus if applicable:

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full residence cost. Final payment is due in June.

Relevant Contact

 
Prof. Svea Josephy
Programme Convener
 
Ayesha Mollagee
Administrative Assistant