• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Explore all aspects of contemporary fine art with the BA Fine Arts degree offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 

Painting, sculpture, photography, print-making, video, installation, and digital media form the core of the studio programme, which is supplemented by a course in Professional Practice and Curating, along with a number of interdisciplinary options from other courses in the WSoA.

Career Opportunities

  • Animator
  • Art Historian
  • Artist
  • Curator
  • Critic
  • Designer
  • Photographer
  • Teacher

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Fine Arts 
  • Film, Visual and Performing Arts 
  • Concepts in Theatre and Performance 
  • Drawing and Contemporary Practice 
  • Music Literacies and Skills 
  • Performance Studies 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • APS 34+
English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5
  • Wait-listing
Applicants with an entry requirement of at least 30-33 APS points are wait-listed, subject place availability.
  • Additional Selection Criteria
Applicants must contact the School to schedule an interview. Remember to take a portfolio of work to the interview.Due to limited space, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to place availability, academic results, and other entry requirements, where applicable.
  • International Qualifications 
English Language (O/IGCSE Level: A-C | AS Level: A-C | A Level: A-C)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5844 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5844 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    2922 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2922 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

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