Programme: BAHons Visual Studies

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Code Faculty Department
01240273 Faculty of Humanities Department: School of the Arts
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 120 NQF level:  08

Programme information

This qualification builds on the foundation laid in the undergraduate Visual Studies programme, and offers students the opportunity to engage in research and to start developing their own field of interest and specialisation, which can then be pursued in further postgraduate studies.

Admission requirements

  1. Relevant bachelor’s degree
  2. A weighted average of at least 65% at final-year level

Other programme-specific information

DRA 710 may be chosen in consultation with the programme manager.

Minimum credits: 120

Elective modules
Select ONE of the following:

VKK 756 Cross-media visual and digital scholarship 756

DRA 710 Digital media and performance may be chosen in consultation with the programme manager.

Core modules

Elective modules

  • Module content:

    New and digital media investigates digital film-making, computer media and the internet in relation to performance and culture. The main emphasis is on digital film production and editing, with a secondary focus on distribution and screening.

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  • Module content:

    This module exposes students to the latest visual and digital research methodologies such as the use of photo diaries, interactive web documentaries, film and video clips, social media sites, mapping, visualisation of data and other multimodal scholarship skills in order to present a research portfolio/dossier aligned with the topic of their research essay (see SOA 700). A three-tiered analysis of images across media is followed, namely the site of production, the image itself and the meanings negotiated in specific social contexts.

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