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Department of Visual Arts

Fine Arts and Information Design Application and Selection

Minimum Requirements for Admission:

  • University exemption and an APS score of at least 30.
  • Art as a school subject is NOT a requirement.

Step 1: Application

UP applications for the year 2015 open 1 March 2014. You can either apply online, or complete the form available for download here. Closing date for UP application is 30 June 2014

Step 2: Merit selection process

The BA Fine Arts and the BA Information Design degrees in the Department of Visual Arts entail a selection process. You will be required to submit a completed questionnaire and a portfolio by 31 July 2014. See the following documents for more information:
For additional information on the selection process at the Department of Visual Arts, please download the following documents: criteria for selection, criteria for selection tests.

Step 3: Interview and selection test

You will be notified whether you have qualified to continue with the selection process. The final selection interviews and tests take place on 4 - 11 October 2014.

General Information

General information for prospective students.

Useful information about class fees, hostel fees and bursaries can be obtained from the Client Service Centre at (012) 420-3111 or from the web