Celebrating Dolly Rathebe, South Africa’s original black woman superstar
Posted on December 17, 2021
Dolly Rathebe’s bold occupation of public spaces and her proudly African, slick city diva image made her the darling of movie and music lovers all over Africa, writes UP Artist in Residency Dr Nokuthula Mazibuko Msimang.
UP arts student and malaria institute collaborate on a project to impart health-focused messages
Posted on November 29, 2021
“The impact of art on a scientific topic is creating new opportunities to make research more accessible.” – Prof Tiaan de Jager of the UP Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control.
Drama students win a top award at the JOMBA festival
Posted on September 28, 2021
Kagiso Masinda and Carrick Keating take first place in the newest addition to the JOMBA! platforms the “Open Horizons Short Form Platform” with their work “Fenya”
The School of the Arts is pleased to welcome Lukas Ligeti as an Extraordinary Professor of Music
Posted on August 18, 2021
The University of Pretoria’s School of the Arts is pleased to welcome Lukas Ligeti as an Extraordinary Professor of Music.
Bonding through beads: UP Fine Arts student engages with homeless men through community art project
Posted on August 11, 2021
University of Pretoria (UP) Fine Arts student Sinead Page is using the art of bead-making as a bonding experience for occupants of Reliable House, a safe haven for homeless men who want to escape the effects of substance abuse.
UP is the #1 Design Education Institution in Africa
Posted on May 13, 2021
The University of Pretoria is now ranked the number-one education institution in design by the Loeries.
UP named top design institution in Africa and Middle East
Posted on March 18, 2021
Congratulations to UP’s Information Design division, which has been named the number one design institution in Africa and the Middle East by the Loeries.
Working collaboratively and across disciplines is the only way to beat the pandemics and crises of the future, UP’s Future Africa tells Galien Forum Africa
Posted on December 17, 2020
“COVID-19 will probably not be the last pandemic. If we don’t build resource capacity, we’re going to be in more trouble. And if we don’t build a youth that thinks transdisciplinarily, we are also going to be in trouble,” said Professor Wanda Markotter of the...
Beethoven 250 Piano Duo Project
Posted on August 24, 2020
This year marks the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth and pianists Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman have launched a musical project in the composer’s honour.
UP’s Tuks Camerata joins 20 choirs around the world to heal the earth through song
Posted on June 20, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the world, robbing many of their family members, livelihoods and ways of life. In an effort to spread unity and courage during this time, choirs from across the world have come together to form a virtual choir under the name Sing Around The gloBe (SATB) to...
The School of the Arts Closure
Posted on November 15, 2019
The School of the Arts will be closed from 16 December
2019 to 5 January 2020