Visual Arts
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

 Welcome to Visual Arts

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The Department of Visual Arts occupies an historic, fully renovated building in oak-lined Victoria Street. We offer custom-designed studio and workshop spaces for study streams in Fine Arts, Visual Communication Design and Jewellery Design, including an industry-standard new media computer lab.

In keeping with developments in contemporary art and design, the department's ethos is multidisciplinary, supporting students working in all aspects of new media, including video and digital arts, as well as offering a solid foundation in traditional visual and applied arts practices.

The milieu of Stellenbosch offers a unique perspective to visual arts students: the intimate and supportive environment of an historical university town that is offset by the international, cosmopolitan and culturally diverse environment of central Cape Town, only 45 minutes drive away​.

Prospective Undergraduate Students

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​01.indd​​​​​​​​Information about application procedures, portfolio requirements and deadlines for undergraduate programs in the Visual Arts Department.

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Prospective Postgraduate Students

Information about application procedures and deadlines for postgraduate programs in the Visual Arts Department, for both South African and foreign students.

Current Undergraduate Students

My.SUN student portal with access to web e-mail, the library, class and exam timetables, study records, etc.

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Current Postgraduate Students

My.SUN student portal with access to web e-mail, the library, accounts and bursaries, study records, graduation ceremonies, etc.

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BA (Visual Arts) Degree Progam

Overview of the BA (Visual Arts) degree program, with links to the different study streams.

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Visual Studies

In a​ world increasingly mediated by the visual, to understand the production, circulation and reading thereof is essential. Visual Studies brings critical theories from a wide array of fields to bear on a host of visual objects. ​

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