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Department of Visual Arts

Welcome to the Department of Visual Arts

The Department is the largest of its kind in South Africa and offers a multidisciplinary environment within which you can explore your creativity and stretch your intellectual boundaries. We offer exciting and challenging under- and postgraduate degrees and modules in Fine Arts, Information Design and Visual Culture Studies. In the years of its existence the Department has produced not only outstanding practitioners, but also influential theoreticians.

 

News

Photographs speak louder than words - 22/07/2014
From Department of Visual Arts

Rory du Plessis, Visual Cultural Studies lecturer in the University of Pretoria (UP)'s Department of Visual Arts, has just returned from a fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin. The awarded fellowship forms part of his interdisciplinary doctoral studies and was in the research cluster 'Encounters between Medicine, Literature, Philosophy and their Circulation in Public Debates'.

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Invitation to an upcoming research seminar at the Department of Visual Arts - 21/07/2014
From Department of Visual Arts

The Department of Visual Arts invites you to attend a research seminar by Theo Sonnekus titled: Ironies, Others and Afrikaners: An exploration of selected postapartheid print advertisements from DEKAT and Insig (1994-2009).

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UP Fine Arts graduate, Liberty Battson, is the overall winner of Absa L’Atelier 2014. - 21/07/2014
From Department of Visual Arts

The awards evening took place on the 16th of July at the Absa Gallery in Johannesburg where Liberty Battson was announced as the overall winner for 2014.

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