Fine Art application procedure

Minimum requirements for admission 

•  National Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification

•  An Admission Point Score (APS), minimum 30

•  A minimum of 60% for English language (home or first additional)

•  Art as a school subject is NOT a requirement


Step 1: Application at UP

Applications for the year 2025 opens on 1 April 2024. Applications are online only. The closing date for UP applications for BA Fine Art is 27 September 2024.

Step 2: Application at Fine Art

Portfolio and Questionnaire submission

You are required to submit an A4 size portfolio containing ten (10) artworks and a completed questionnaire. 

•  The portfolio should be photographs of your original artworks in a Flip File with a cover page stating your name.  

•  The portfolio must include two (2) A4 size original object drawings from observation. Two (2) photographs of your choice and six (6) photographs of artworks of your area of practice (painting, sculpture, ceramics or installations).

•  The questionnaire requires information about yourself, achievements, personal interests and motivation for study. 

Deadline for submission is 27 September 2024.

Step 3: Online interview 

You will be notified in July via email to participate in an online interview with Fine Art staff
members. Interviews are online between 7-11 October 2024

General information for prospective students is available on the UP website or contact Student Service Centre at (012) 420 3111.




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