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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

UP Fine Art student overall winner for the Art and Design category at Hello Ambassador conference - 24/10/2014
From Department of Visual Arts

The awards ceremony of the Hello Ambassador Art and Design Competition took place on the 18th of October at the South African State Theatre, in the city of Pretoria. University of Pretoria Fine Art students, Izak Buys and Matilda Engelblik who are both currently in their third year of studies were amongst the nine finalists.

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UP Fine Arts students excel at the 2014 Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Awards - 29/09/2014
From Department of Visual Arts

The awards evening of the Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Awards took place on the 20th of September at the Coen Scholtz Recreation Centre in the City of Ekurhuleni. University of Pretoria Fine Art students, Leandré le Roux who is currently a Masters student and Izak Buys were amongst the four merit award winners. Izak Buys, becoming a two-time award winner has also won an additional award of the Lizamore and Associates Mentorship Programme Solo Exhibition for his work titled, Run.

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