Fine Art Course Details
National Diploma Fine Arts
B Tech Fine Arts
M Tech Fine Arts
D Tech Fine Arts
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.
A Senior Certificate or an equivalent qualification.
Admission is subject to evaluation. Prospective students must submit a portfolio of their
work and complete a questionnaire.
Art, Computer Studies, Design.
Intake for the course:
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.
Estimated cost (first year):
Plus minus R13 000.00 (excluding materials).
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
Drawing: Fine Art I
Three-Dimensional Studies I
Two-Dimensional Studies I
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.
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.