This programme focuses on the main disciplines in fine arts, ie painting, sculpture, graphic printmaking, drawing and new media, as well as on the theories and concepts of art. Graduates qualify as professional artists. The programme is aimed at the promotion of aesthetic awareness and the broadening of visual, critical and creative thinking. The programme also incorporates art management, art communication and marketing, digital training and the use of a wide range of artists materials, media and techniques.
Closing date for applications: 30 June annually
- The following persons 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 Grade 12 certificate with university endorsement; a candidate who is a graduate from another 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 comply with the minimum subject requirements and achievement levels as well as the APS requirements of these programmes will be granted placement in the programmes, subject to the availability of space. The abovementioned is not applicable to selection programmes.
- To retain admission, learners will be expected to obtain an APS of at least 28 in Grade 12.
- Life Orientation is excluded when calculating the APS.
Afrikaans or English
Departmental selection is necessary prior to admission to this programme. Although Art as a Grade 12 subject is not a requirement, a candidate must be able to demonstrate his/her creative potential and commitment to the chosen field of study. Candidates are therefore required to submit a portfolio of work for a merit selection review and, if invited, undergo a series of selection processes and be interviewed by a selection committee. Contact the coordinator for more information.
Other programme-specific information
Students who are deemed NOT to be at risk of their level of academic literacy, are exempted from ALL 110 and ALL 125.
Promotion to next study year
- To be promoted to the second year of study, a student should pass the following modules: BKK 100, VIT 100, VKK 111, 121, and 123.
- To be promoted to the third year of study, a student should pass all the core modules prescribed for the second year of study.
- To be promoted to the fourth year of study, a student should pass all the core modules prescribed for the third year of study.
The Dean may approve exceptions to these promotion requirements on the recommendation of the head of the department.
Pass with distinction
The degree is awarded with distinction to a candidate who obtains at least 75% in BKK 400 and in VKK 401.