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A Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a degree rewarded to students who complete an undergraduate program that typically lasts four years. This type of degree can be focused on the sciences, liberal arts, or a mixture of the two. 

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Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art

Cape Town Creative Academy
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Cape Town

Contemporary art practitioners, such as artists and curators, play a central role in the creation and critique of culture – thereby often shaping our future in significant ways. It is from this awareness that the Cape Town Creative Academy developed – with input from practising artists, curators, gallerists and educators – our new offering: a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art. [+]

Best Undergraduate Studies in Performing Arts in South Africa 2017. Contemporary art practitioners, such as artists and curators, play a central role in the creation and critique of culture – thereby often shaping our future in significant ways. It is from this awareness that the Cape Town Creative Academy developed – with input from practising artists, curators, gallerists and educators – our new offering: a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art. This unique degree is the first Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art programme in South Africa, and was developed in direct response to the evolving needs and demands of the regional, national and international art world and its many diverse sectors. This three-year programme comprises a balance of practice-based learning, theoretical inquiry, technical development, innovative experimentation, critical reflexivity and business acumen. Students are exposed to a wide range of conceptual frameworks and various modes of meaning-making in order to develop independent ideas and practices that respond to the social, political, economic and technological contexts that frame the art world in the twenty first century. THE VALUE AND IMPORTANCE OF ART AND ARTISTS Art serves to connect. Through the reflexivity of art-making, artists are able to develop an ongoing conversation with, and greater awareness of, self and others. Through the criticality of the practice, art helps to foster important and difficult dialogues by bringing shared concerns into shared spaces. Artists make acute observations in order to document, comment on and reflect history as it happens. Artists connect diverse groups of people in ways that enhance community engagement. Artists ask questions that spur new ways of seeing and thinking. This ability to observe, connect and question make artists valuable contributors to the cultural industry. These unique attributes processed by art school graduates are currently opening up more doors than ever before with the need for conceptual thinking and creative problem solving being widely recognised by the creative, and corporate sector alike. The Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Art is: An expert-led programme, formulated and presented by prominent practising artists, curators and thought leaders. A fluid programme that caters to the changing and evolving character of the contemporary art world, as well as to the personal interests, needs and ambitions of its students. A critical programme that connects students to contemporary local and global conversations and the active production of culture. A progressive programme that measures artistic success as a process of sustained discovery: an agile state of critical awareness coupled with a continual flow of experimentation. A diverse programme that equips students with transferable skills, appropriate for engagement and employment in multiple sectors of the creative industries. A transdisciplinary programme that facilitates collaboration and co-creation beyond the boundaries that traditionally segregate professions and practices. Some of the career paths that graduates can explore within the art sector include: Practising artist Curator Gallerist Art critic or journalist Art consultant or buyer Art valuator or restorer Stylist Prop-maker [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Live Performance (Post graduate Honours)

AFDA
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

The Honours Programme at AFDA is a one year, full time, broad based multi-disciplinary course combining academic development with practical film-making and Live Performance outcomes at the Post Graduate level. The student, while specialising in their chosen discipline, will receive in-depth new learning aimed at allowing them to develop their skills and participate within their productions, while at the same time ensuring that they are conversant with all disciplines involved in the generation of a 24 minute film or two commercials, or two music videos, or a 24 minute television piece or documentary. The idea of this multi-faceted approach is to ensure that students are aware of the demands made by the complementary skills required in production, enabling them to perform their chosen discipline with greater understanding of how the disparate elements come together as a whole. The academic inputs will result in a thesis which is designed to extend the range of knowledge of the visual medium, providing a solid grounding in aesthetics, film history, national and international cinema, semiotics, film grammar and associated disciplines and methodologies. [+]

The Honours Programme at AFDA is a one year, full time, broad based multi-disciplinary course combining academic development with practical film-making and Live Performance outcomes at the Post Graduate level. The student, while specialising in their chosen discipline, will receive in-depth new learning aimed at allowing them to develop their skills and participate within their productions, while at the same time ensuring that they are conversant with all disciplines involved in the generation of a 24 minute film or two commercials, or two music videos, or a 24 minute television piece or documentary. The idea of this multi-faceted approach is to ensure that students are aware of the demands made by the complementary skills required in production, enabling them to perform their chosen discipline with greater understanding of how the disparate elements come together as a whole. The academic inputs will result in a thesis which is designed to extend the range of knowledge of the visual medium, providing a solid grounding in aesthetics, film history, national and international cinema, semiotics, film grammar and associated disciplines and methodologies. Program fees: Kindly contact NadiaC@afda.co.za for more information. Duration of program: From 26 January 2016 to 5 December 2017. Start date: From 26 January 2016 to 5 December 2017 (including enrolment and orientation). Next application deadline date: 15 December 2017 [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Live Performance

AFDA
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

The experimental film productions and public festival at Ster Kinekor cinemas are used as a means for students to manifest and understand the challenges and opportunities that exist in both. However, it is the exhibition and promotion of a ten to twelve minute dramatic narrative that meets the needs and wants of the intended audience that provides the true test of the year. It is here that students experience the realities and visceral qualities of the audience's response to their work, creating the first formal step towards the demands of creating commercial entertainment content for the market. [+]

Best Undergraduate Studies in Performing Arts in South Africa 2017. First Year: First Year is essentially about discovery and inspiration. Students are exposed to the 13 discipline electives on offer and use the year to identify and test their aptitudinal strengths and weaknesses. There are no limitations on the number of electives that students may attend. Elective choices and outcomes are governed by the student's personal ambition, work ethic and enthusiasm. However, certain timetable logistics, elective choice combinations and minimum assessment requirements may limit the student's choices. These elective choices are done in combination with the five core course subjects and the Assist programme. Second Year: Second Year is essentially about coming to terms with the 'nuts and bolts' of the entertainment and media industries, particularly with regard to the personal elective choices for which the student has qualified from first year. A minimum of two discipline electives is required for second year, but this year is characterised by its rigour and intensity. Second year is often referred to as the 'boot camp year' in which students' aptitudinal strengths and weaknesses are revealed and tested to the maximum. As part of their final choice and qualification in a particular elective for 3rd year specialisation, the student is required to meet the formal assessment requirement of the Core Course and deliver discipline outcomes in their areas of elective specialisation. Third Year: Third Year is called 'the year of the artist.' It is in this year that students develop their personal artistic expression in their particular area of specialization and the early deepening of artistic relationships within their peer group. The experimental film productions and public festival at Ster Kinekor cinemas are used as a means for students to manifest and understand the challenges and opportunities that exist in both. However, it is the exhibition and promotion of a ten to twelve minute dramatic narrative that meets the needs and wants of the intended audience that provides the true test of the year. It is here that students experience the realities and visceral qualities of the audience's response to their work, creating the first formal step towards the demands of creating commercial entertainment content for the market. Program fees: Kindly contact NadiaC@afda.co.za for more information. Duration of program: From 26 January 2016 to 5 December 2017. Start date: From 26 January 2016 to 5 December 2017 (including enrolment and orientation). Next application deadline date: 15 December 2017 [-]