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University of Johannesburg BA Hons in Visual Art
University of Johannesburg

BA Hons in Visual Art

Johannesburg, South Africa

1 Years


Full time, Part time

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ZAR 50,840 / per year *


* fees for the complete programme amount to between R50840,00 and R62468,00. Fees may vary depending on the composition of a particular qualification


The Bachelor of Arts Honors (Visual Art) prepares students for research-based postgraduate study and entry into the diverse careers in the visual industries, by enabling students to produce creative solutions to complex problems within a specialist area of studio practice; exhibit this work professionally and conduct and report their research under supervision. This is a one-year full-time or two years part-time honors program with both a studio practice stream and a purely theoretical stream when it is made available.

The Department of Visual Art (DoVA) is now widely considered as being at the forefront of places to study Visual Art / Fine Art in South Africa. It provides an exciting explorative space in which we develop our students' creative, imaginative, technical, and critical knowledge. We include both practical skills and academic research capabilities which enable students to practice as artists within the domains of the visual-cultural industries, and/or to engage in postgraduate study in visual art.

DoVA's highly experienced staff are leading artists, teachers, curators, academics, and community project managers. With such skill and experience available to the student body, most graduates have confidently made their way into the diverse visual industries with many forging notable and successful careers as international artists.

Reasons for studying at UJ

  • UJ offers not only a special program called the First Year Experience to help orientate students throughout the first year but we also offer a Senior Student Experience that gears students toward the workplace!
  • Grab the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports and train alongside Olympians and Paralympians on state-of-the-art pitches, tracks, and fields, or just keep fit by joining one of the gyms on each of our 4 campuses.
  • Be part of a young, vibrant, and agile university that reflects and adapts easily to our country’s aspirations, while maintaining global relevance through numerous international partnerships.
  • 178 Internationally respected and accepted qualifications.
  • Join a university that cares enough to have raised over R300 million since the start of 2016 in order to support the Missing Middle Campaign. UJ also ensures that more than 6 000 needy students have two healthy meals per day.
  • Study in the vibrant City of Gold – the economic hub of South Africa. Join a vibrant, cosmopolitan, progressive group of students and academics on their way to re-imagining the future!
  • UJ offers an amazing on-campus experience whether you live in one of UJ’s residences, belong to a day house, or whether you just want to socialize at the Student Centres on all campuses.
  • We ensure the health, safety, and security of all our students through our own on-campus health services and UJ Protection Services.
  • Did you know that during the first five years of UJ’s existence it doubled its targeted research output and to this day, continues to break records!




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