BA Hons Visual Art At University of Johannesburg‎ (UJ)

BA (HonsVisual Art. This is a top-up degree course for students who have already completed the HND or equivalent who are seeking an in-depth creative .

BA Hons (Visual Art)

Admission requirements:
An appropriate Bachelor’s degree with a recommended minimum of 65% for all final year modules is achieved. 

Selection criteria:
In addition to the minimum admission requirements as outlined above, prospective students may be required to present a portfolio of their own work and/or a sample of their academic writing to an interview panel.

Duration of the programme:
1. Minimum duration: One year full-time / two years part-time

2. Maximum number of modules per year of study:

Full-time: One Year module and 2 semester modules (Art History and Theory specialisation) or, Full-time: Three Year modules (Studio Practice specialisation)

Part-time: Art History Option: One year module in year one (Art and Visual Theory 4) and two semester modules in year two (Art History and Theory 4A and Art History and Theory 4B) or Part-time: Studio Practice Option: Two Year modules in Year One (Studio Practice 4 and Visual Art Professional Practice 4 only) and, One Year module in Year Two: (Art and Visual Theory 4)

All full time and part time BA (VA) Honours students must complete the compulsory module Art and Visual Theory 4. In this module, students must complete the proposal and literature review successfully before moving on to the Dissertation requirement of the module. Students must then choose from either of the following two sets of elective modules:                                                                                                                                                                       

  • Art History and Theory 4A and Art History and Theory 4B OR
  • Studio Practice 4 and Visual Art Professional Practice 4

All modules must be successfully completed in order for students to graduate. The following rules apply regarding the BA Honours (Visual Art) curriculum:

  •  Part-time Visual Art students are advised to successfully complete the Practice 4 modules before registering for Art and Visual Theory 4 modules in their second year of study.
  •  Art History students including appropriately-qualified students from the Faculty of Humanities, can negotiate the combination of their modules including electives, with the Visual Art Department.
  •  It is recommended that such students successfully complete at least Art and Visual Theory 4 (i.e. the Proposal and Dissertation module) as well as ONE elective from Art History and Theory 4A and Art History and Theory 4B in their first year, before registering for the remainder of the modules in their second year.
  • In the Visual Art Professional Practice 4 module, students must choose to specialize in the professional practice component of the module AND, either the Work Integrated Learning option OR, the Community Engagement / Socially Engaged / Collaborative Art option.

Contact details: Name: Mrs Adele Maritz

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