The Department of Visual Arts at Stellenbosch University offers a 4-year BA (Visual Arts) degree with specialisation in either Creative Jewellery and Metal Design, Fine Arts, or Visual Communication Design.
The popular preconception that a BA (Visual Arts) degree is not career-focused is dismissed by the success of graduates from this school, who have demonstrated that they offer a highly attractive skills set to potential employers. A BA (Visual Arts) graduate is by nature innovative and flexible, and very well suited to entrepreneurial work.
Through all study streams, emphasis is placed on the production and critical evaluation of visual culture, rooted in addressing and reflecting all aspects of contemporary South African culture.
The department offers postgraduate study in Visual Arts, Illustration, Visual Studies, and Art Education.