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History of Art, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #194 (WUR) Johannesburg, South Africa
History of Art is an inherently interdisciplinary field of academic enquiry that begins with looking closely at images and objects. The stories they tell give us insight in the lives of their makers, viewers and users, as well as the spaces and times in which they are rooted. History of Art offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.



History of Art offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg is one of the cornerstones of an arts degree, complementing disciplines such as Anthropology, English, Archaeology, Philosophy, and Sociology as well as professional degrees including Fine Art, Dramatic Art, Digital Arts, and Film and Television.

In a world powerfully shaped by the visual, a degree in art history provides the skills to understand, critically analyse and intervene in the visual world and its impact on how we think and act.

Career Opportunities

  • Archivists
  • Museum registrar
  • Museum technician
  • Preservationist
  • Art restorers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

A BA student is required to complete two-semester courses in one of the following languages: isiZulu or Sesotho or South African Sign Language (SASL).

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • APS 34+
  • English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5
  • Wait-listing
  • Applicants with entry requirements of at least 30-33 APS points are wait-listed, subject to place availability.
  • International Qualifications
  • English Language (O/IGCSE Level: A-C | AS Level: A-C | A Level: A-C)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2852 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2852 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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R 41000

Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

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