Visual Art, B.A. | University of Johannesburg | Johannesburg, South Africa
36 months
2912 EUR/year
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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.


The Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art at University of Johannesburg will equip students with a thorough knowledge of visual art practices, discourses, theories and research methodologies. The programme facilitates the creation of meaning through art; research within art history and criticism; contemporary artistic production7 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.

Career Opportunities

Graduates could work in many areas of the visual art industries, including:
  • Professional artist
  • Art education and training
  • Art gallery and museum curating and management
  • Art consulting
  • Arts writing
  • Art criticism, research and journalism
  • Printmaking and print studio management
  • Paper-making and paper product design
  • Community and arts project management
  • Visual events management General and graphic novel illustration
  • Aspects of digital photography, video production and editing

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art History and Theory
  • Studio Practice
  • Drawing
  • New Media Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Historical Studies 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


400 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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)
  • Portofolio

Tuition Fee

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    2912 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2912 EUR per year during 36 months.

R55 036,00 - R62 271,00

Living costs for Johannesburg

8434 - 12036 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.


Study loans are available to registered students.

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Scholarships Information

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