Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art at Cape town university

A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is a standard undergraduate degree for students pursuing professional education in the visual, fine, or performing arts. It is also called Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA) in some cases.

Admission Requirement

Minimum requirements: NSC endorsed for degree study/ matric exemption.FPS 380 with Academic Literacy NBT score at
Intermediate Level. 50% for English (HL) or 60% for English (FAL). Satisfactory performance in a portfolio evaluation.
Note: The leading indicator for admission is performance in the portfolio submission,
and places are awarded on merit.


Possible admission
FPS 380 or above NBT AL: Intermediate Satisfactory performance in a portfolio evaluation.

Possible admission
Applicants below the minimum requirements who excel in the portfolio the evaluation may be considered for admission to the extended BA(FA).

What can you do with a Bachelor in Fine Arts?

Music director.




Web designer.

Graphic designer.

Art teacher.


What does a Bachelor of Fine Arts include?

A Bachelor of Fine Arts degree will often require an area of specialty such as acting, musical theater, ceramics, computer animation, creative writing, dance, dramatic writing, drawing, fiber, film production, visual effects, animation, graphic design, illustration, industrial design, visual arts, technical arts.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Jobs by Salary

Job TitleRangeAverage
Job Title: Graphic DesignerRange: R86k – R260kAverage: R154,467
Senior Graphic DesignerRange: R114k – R360k (Estimated)Average: R214,605
CuratorRange: R40k – R483k (Estimated)Average: R218,262
Marketing ManagerRange: R160k – R759k (Estimated)Average: R398,055