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Tuition Fees:$2,618 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Campus:Stellenbosch
Application Deadline: 30 June 2021
Programme Overview

a) The first year of the BA programme in Visual Arts is the same for all students, except where reference is made to specific subject choices. You already begin to specialise from the second year by choosing one of the following compulsory modules:

• Jewellery Design;

• Fine Arts; and

• Visual Communication Design.

b) From the second year of the degree programme, you can be required to do three weeks of practical holiday work as determined by the Department of Visual Arts.

Formal Requirements

• If you have modules outstanding with a total credit value of 24 (excluding Visual Arts modules), you can only register for the fourth year of the Visual Arts programme with the Department’s permission.

• There is no second examination opportunity available in the programme BA (Visual Arts) for modules in Fine Arts in which the classmark functions as a final mark.

Curriculum

First Year

Information Skills 172(6)

Integrated Art and Design 178(56)

Drawing 174(16)

Visual Studies 178(24)

Second Year

Integrated Art and Design 278(32)

Drawing 274(16)

Visual Studies 278(32)

plus one of the following subjects (32 credits). You must continue with your chosen module into your fourth year.

Jewellery Design 278(32)

OR

Fine Arts 278(32)

OR

Visual Communication Design 278(32)

Third Year

Integrated Art and Design 378(24)

Drawing 374(18)

Visual Studies 318(24), 348(24)

Fourth Year

Theory of Art and Design 479(48)

Admission Requirements

You must submit a portfolio of art works that is acceptable to the Department of Visual Arts to be selected for this programme. The portfolio requirements are available from the Faculty Administrator.

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) or the school-leaving certificate from the Independent Examination Board (IEB) as certified by Umalusi with a mark of at least 4 (50%) in each of the four school subjects from the list of school subjects at the back of this Calendar Part.

– An average final mark of 60% in the NSC or the IEB school-leaving certificate (excluding Life Orientation).

– Home Language – code 4 (50%).

– English First Additional Language – code 3 (40%).

American High School Diploma

To obtain a certificate of foreign conditional exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires the High School Graduation Diploma accompanied by a certificate of eligibility for admission to study at any US university with a valid senior college accreditation issued by any of the following accreditation bodies: ACICS, DETC, MSA, NASC, NCA, NEASC – CIHE, SACS – CC, WASC – Sr

O/GCSE Levels:

A candidate who only holds O/GCSE-levels (only symbols A, B and C are acceptable) and no other school-leaving examination is not eligible for admission to the University, unless he/she has attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration and meets the subject combination and grade requirements for mature age exemption.

(Not all Faculties consider mature age applicants for admission).

A-Levels:

To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires two recognised A-level passes (symbols A to E are acceptable) and three O/GCSE-level passes (symbols A to C are acceptable) including English Language and an approved second language.

A foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in two approved A-level subjects and three approved O/GCSE–level subject credits, including English or English Language.

AS-Levels:

To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires four recognised AS-level passes (symbols A to D are acceptable) and one O/GCSE-level pass (symbols A to C are acceptable) including English Language and an approved second language.

A foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in four approved AS-level subjects (symbols A to D are acceptable) and one approved O/GCSE–level subject credit (symbols A to C are acceptable), including English or English Language but no second language.

Please Note: it is important to establish that the A-level, AS-level and O/GCSE-level subjects that are taken are recognised by HESA. Subjects like Psychology, Sociology, Physical Education, etc. are not recognised by HESA for matriculation exemption purposes.

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has obtained the International Baccalaureate Diploma with twenty four (24) points (grades 4 to 7 are acceptable).

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has obtained the International Baccalaureate Certificate (grades 4 to 7 are acceptable) with two higher level and three standard level subject passes including English.

Namibian H- and O-levels

To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires four recognised Higher-level subject passes (grades 1 to 3 are required) and one Ordinary-Level pass including English Language on first or second language Higher Level, and approved Higher or Ordinary Level language on first language level (if English had been taken on the second language level) or a foreign language (if English had been taken on first language level) accompanied by pass marks in two Higher Level subjects selected from two of the following groups:

Group 3: A third language, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Physical Science or Biology

Group 4: Art, Economics, History, Geography or a subject from Group 3 excluding third languages provided offered for one group only

Group 5: Accounting, Computer Studies or Design and Technology provided the subject must be accompanied by a pass mark in Mathematics on at least OL

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in four approved HL subjects and one approved OL subject credit, including English or English Language but no second language.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $6
Application Fees for African Students: $0

You can apply quickly and easily using the e-application available on the university’s website (https://web-apps.sun.ac.za/eAansoek2/alg.jsp?Tl=1)

Paper application forms are available on campus for those without internet access.

Step 1: Before you apply

Make sure that you understand the University’s Admission Policy, and the admission and selection criteria of the different faculties before you apply. The policy, criteria and guidelines are available at the Undergraduate Prospective Student website at www.maties.com, or you can contact Client Service on +27 21 808 9111 or info@sun.ac.za. For postgraduate studies, please visit the Prospective Postgraduate Student website at www.sun.ac.za/pgstudies.

Closing dates for financial assistance:
31 August: Applications close for Stellenbosch University financial assistance.

Closing dates for applications

International students: Apply by 14 September of the previous year.

South African students: Apply by 31 January of the year in which you wish to study

Career Opportunities

Architect.

Art Consultant.

Art Editor.

Art Gallery Director.

Artist.

Cartoonist.

Cinematographer.

Courtroom Sketch Artist.

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $2,618
Tuition Fees for African Students: $5,062

*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries, as well as Rwanda and Namibia, pay R60000 without an international tuition fee

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

*Students from Africa (Non-SADC) pay R60000 plus international tuition fees of R23940

*Students from the rest of the World (outside of Africa) pay R60000 plus international tuition fees of R50700

MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (SADC) – R60000

MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Africa) – R83940

MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Rest of the World) – R110700

Relevant Contact

 
Prof. E Gunter
Programme Coordinator
 
Mr. Pieter Janse van Rensburg
Faculty Manager