Message from the Head of Department
The Department of Visual Arts offers students a vibrant environment where they can study various aspects of the visual image and visual culture, from their creation to the way in which they are interpreted and used by society. The Department offers two practical degrees, namely Fine Arts and Information Design, as well as a theory degree in Visual Studies that focuses on art history and visual culture.
The Department strives to help students equip themselves with the skills they need to enter the competitive workplace by providing them with a first-rate education. A core staff of designers, fine artists and art historians is supported by a large number of specialist part-time lecturers, artists and designers, exposing students to the expertise and stimulation of leading practitioners and academics.
The activities of the Department are located in a number of main buildings on the main campus. In addition to large studios, there are individual studios for senior students, computer laboratories, photographic darkrooms, printmaking and sculpture facilities, as well as seminar and lecture rooms.
- Prof Jeanne van Eeden