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Visual Art, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #366 (BCR) Johannesburg, South Africa
The purpose of the Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art at University of Johannesburg is to develop students' creative, imaginative and critical knowledge, skills and academic research capabilities to practice as artists within the domains of the visual-cultural industries, and/or to engage in postgraduate study in visual art.
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Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art at University of Johannesburg will equip students with a thorough knowledge of:

  • visual art practices,
  • discourses,
  • theories 
  • research methodologies.

The programme facilitates the creation of meaning through art; research within art history and criticism; contemporary artistic production civic agency; visual identity and visual technologies. The programme will focus on creative and critical thinking according to ethical and professional standards, in order to explore experimental, transformative and inter-disciplinary approaches to the making, reception and analysis of art within pan-African and international contexts.

In keeping with the University's focus on promoting African scholarship, the BA (Visual Art) programme addresses the need for academically adept, discipline-sophisticated and civic-minded graduates who are able to respond to the challenges of visual culture in a globalized environment. The programme is accessible to students in the Faculty of Humanities who wish to study Art History and Theory up to level three. The Department of Visual Art may recommend Visual Art students access to certain cognate modules offered in the Faculty of Humanities. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    400 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art History and Theory
  • Drawing
  • English
  • Development Studies
  • New Media Studies
  • Historical Studies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

  • Submit a completed application form with supporting documents
  • Final School results
  • Valid Passport or Identity Document or Birth Certificate
  • Sworn English Translation of documents (Documents issued in any Language other than English)
  • Provide proof of a non -  refundable Application Fee R200.00
  • Provide proof of the English Proficiency where English was not used as a medium of learning and teaching (the University prefers the applicant to take the IELTS at an overall score of 6 and TOEFL at an average score of 80–104 for Undergraduate programmes)
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    3189 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3189 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    3189 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3189 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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R44 200.00 – R54 310.00

Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)

Study loans vary according to family income and cover the actual costs of studies for accepted undergraduate students. Applications for NSFAS loans must be submitted on the prescribed loan application form obtainable from the Division of Bursaries and Loans. Closing date for NSFAS applications: 30 November 2018 for 2019 registration.

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