Department of Fine & Applied Arts - Tshwane University of Technology
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Fine Art Course Details

Qualifications available:

  • National Diploma Fine Arts
  • B Tech Fine Arts
  • M Tech Fine Arts
  • D Tech Fine Arts

    Background:

    Situated on a beautiful mid-city campus, we have facilities found in few art schools in the world. We offer fully equipped studios for glass-making, ceramics, sculpture painting, drawing and printed image (which includes photography and printmaking), a state of the art computer centre and excellent library facilities.

    Admission requirements:

    A Senior Certificate or an equivalent qualification.

    Selection criteria:

    Admission is subject to evaluation. Prospective students must submit a portfolio of their work and complete a questionnaire.

    Recommended subject(s):

    Art, Computer Studies, Design.

    Minimum duration:

    Three years.

    Presentation:

    Day classes.

    Intake for the course:

    January only.

    Job opportunities:

    Painter, sculptor, printmaker, photographer, ceramist, portrait artist, muralist, glass blower, art teacher, art consultant, art theerapist, craft councelor, visual aids artist, art historian, library and exhibition artist, stained glass designer, restorer, guide, gallery owner, art dealer, display artist, training aids artist, cartographer, draftsman, combet artist, sign painter, illustrator, art editor, art publisher, layout artist, special effects artist, police artist, stylist, foundry artist, model maker.

    Career profile:

    Estimated cost (first year):

    Plus minus R13 000.00 (excluding materials).

    Qualifications obtainable:

    Please Note:

    Facilities:

    Specialised studios.

    Important info:

    Students must pass both Two-Dimensional Studies and Three-Dimensional Studies in order to pursue two electives in this section. All students who pass only one of the two subjects, will qualify for only one elective on second level and must repeat the failed first-level subject.

    FIRST YEAR SUBJECTS:

  • Art Theory I
  • Communication I
  • Drawing: Fine Art I
  • Three-Dimensional Studies I
  • Two-Dimensional Studies I

    SUBJECT INFORMATION:

    ART THEORY I:
    Students should demonstrate an appropriate level of comprehension of broad art-historical principles, the development of art concepts, the critical explication and analysis of works of art, and the relationship between the broad issues of art theory and studio practice.

    COMMUNICATION I:

    Students should demonstrate competence in oral, reading, writing and computer skills appropriate to a career in the arts.

    DRAWING: FINE ART I:

    Students should demonstrate an appropriate level of competence in the following drawing-related areas: a perceptually and conceptually based analysis of man-made and natural objects, the appropriate use of drawing materials, and the selection and use of the visual elements and principles.

    THREE-DIMENSIONAL STUDIES I:

    The inherent qualities of materials and their use to achieve expressive three-dimensional form, based on both perceptual and conceptual principles. Students will have a choice of subjects, depending on their proposed second-year studies. These include sculpture, ceramics design, glass design and multi-disciplinary.

    TWO-DIMENSIONAL STUDIES I:

    The inherent qualities of materials and their use to achieve expressive tow-dimensional form, based on both perceptual and conceptual principles. Students will have a choice of subjects, depending on their proposed second-year studies. These include painting, graphic design, surface design, textile design and printed image.