Postgraduate Programmes

Masters and Doctoral degrees in Information Design

The Department of Visual Arts offers both Masters and Doctoral programmes in Information Design. These allow you the opportunity to build upon and develop knowledge, refine skills and nurture applied competence in the specialist discipline of communication design. The intention is to present you with opportunities for continued intellectual growth and career development, and to foster a willingness to contribute meaningfully to society as a design researcher. The outcomes of each degree will be slightly different depending on the level and type of research required. Read more...


Masters and Doctoral degrees in Fine Arts

The Department of Visual Arts at the University of Pretoria offers Masters and Doctoral degrees in Fine Arts.  The aims of the degrees are to foster advanced creative development and investigation. The degrees are research-based and have been designed in such a way as to equip you with specialised knowledge, skills and applied competence in the discipline of Fine Arts. The fundamental objective of the degrees is to provide you with the opportunity to gain cutting-edge knowledge and insight in the nature of Fine Arts as a discipline and to research pertinent questions and issues related to Fine Arts in a progressive manner. Read more...


Honours, Masters and Doctoral degrees in Visual Studies

The Department of Visual Arts is part of a University with a strong commitment to develop research expertise across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines.  This research infrastructure allows us to provide cutting edge knowledge and academic training. We are currently the only Department in South Africa to offer undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in Visual Studies, which combine aspects of popular culture, cultural studies, visual culture studies, art history and media/communication studies. Read more...


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