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Programme: MA Fine Arts

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Code Faculty Department
01250108 Faculty of Humanities Department: School of the Arts
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 180 NQF level:  09

Programme information

The research can be conducted by means of a dissertation (BKS 858), a dissertation and solo exhibition (BKS 859) or a dissertation and curated exhibition (BKS 860).

Admission requirements

  1. Relevant honours degree or relevant four-year bachelor's degree 
  2. A cumulative weighted average of at least 65% for the honours degree or a weighted average of at least 65% at final-year level of the four-year bachelor’s degree 
  3. An admissions essay/examination may be required

Note: Additional work/modules may be required in order to reach the desired level of competency

Additional requirements

The Research Committee of the Department of Visual Arts must approve the application which includes a research proposal.

Minimum credits: 180

The research can be conducted by means of :

a. A dissertation (BKS 858), or

b. A dissertation and solo exhibition (BKS 859) or

c. A dissertation and curated exhibition (BKS 860).

Core modules


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