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Wits University Faculty of Humanities
Arts, Culture and Heritage Management CPM prepares students for entry into the diverse and exciting world of cultural policy, cultural economy, city making, arts management, cultural leadership and activism, cultural administration and arts marketing. Students learn about and engage with the arts and culture sector in SA, the policy environment in which operates, and the concepts, theories, histories, values and objectives of arts and culture organisations in the cultural economy internationally and in South Africa.
Arts, Culture and Heritage Management CPM prepares students for entry into the diverse and exciting world of cultural policy, cultural economy, city making, arts management, cultural leadership and activism, cultural administration and arts marketing. Students learn about and engage with the arts and culture sector in SA, the policy environment in which operates, and the concepts, theories, histories, values and objectives of arts and culture organisations in the cultural economy internationally and in South Africa.

Qualification: BA(Hons)

Faculty: Humanities

Duration: 1 - 2 years

School: Wits School of Arts

Study mode: Full-time; Part-time

Overview

The Department of Cultural Policy and Management (CP&M) within the School of Arts offers Masters and Honours degrees, preparing students for entry into a diverse and exciting world of cultural policy, cultural economy, city making, arts management, cultural leadership and activism, cultural administration and arts marketing. The degrees are also aimed at mid-career professionals aiming to consolidate their grasp and practice of the field.

The Honours degree in Arts, Culture and Heritage Management consists of a research report and four courses - two compulsory courses in Arts Management (Arts Marketing and Business Studies - to be replaced with Cultural Entrepreneurship from 2019 - and Arts Organisational Marketing and Sponsorship) and two electives. Directions in Cultural Leadership is available as an elective and students can choose their fourth course from electives in other department within the School of Arts and the Humanities.

The Honours full-time requires students to complete all four courses and the research long essay in one year, while part-time commitment requires students to complete two courses in the first year and the remaining two with the research long essay in their second year of study. Each course is a semester in length, and the contact time (attendance) for each course is one afternoon per week during term time.

The Cultural Policy and Management teaching team is made up of professionals, researchers, experts and practitioners who are actively involved in the world of policy, management, administration, marketing and leadership in the cultural economy.

Honours:

  • A bachelors degree or equivalent with 65% course mark aggregate in a third year major.
  • At least an upper second class pass in the final undergraduate course in the subject.

Masters by Coursework and Research Report:

  • A bachelors degree with honours from Wits or another university with a 65% total mark aggregate.

Masters by Dissertation:

  • A bachelors  degree with honours from Wits or another university with a 65% total mark aggregate.
  • A supervisor from the Faculty of Humanities must be identified and approached prior to application.

Doctorate:

  • A masters degree from Wits or another university with a 70% total mark aggregate.
  • A supervisor from the Faculty of Humanities must be identified and approached prior to application.

Additional requirements may apply.

Faculty Closing Dates

Mid-year Entry (July 2021)

Closing dateProgramme of Study
06/30/21 Master of Arts in ICT Policy & Regulation
05/31/21 Doctor of Philosophy
05/31/21 Bachelor of Arts Honours
09/30/21 Bachelor of Arts Honours (Part-Time)
07/31/21 Master of Arts by Dissertation
07/31/21 Master of Arts in Social Work by Dissertation
07/31/21 Master of Arts in Speech Pathology by Dissertation
07/31/21 Master of Arts in Translation by Dissertation
07/31/21 Master of Arts in Heritage by Dissertation
07/31/21 Master of Music by Dissertation
07/31/21 Doctor of Philosophy
07/31/21 Master of Education by Dissertation

2022 Entry. Applications open 1 April 2021

Close SA CitizensClose International CitizensProgramme of Study
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Arts by Course Work and Research
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Arts in Audiology by Course Work and Research
04/05/2021 04/05/2021 Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
10/06/2021 10/06/2021 Master of Arts in Community Based Counselling Psychology
31/10/2021 30/09/2021 Master of Arts in Speech Pathology by Course Work and Research
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Arts in Heritage by Course Work and Research
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Arts in Neuropsychology by Course Work and Research
31/10/2021 30/09/2021 Master of Arts in Social Work by Course Work and Research
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Arts in the field of ICT Policy and Regulation
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Arts in Translation by Course Work and Research
31/10/2021 31/10/2021 Doctor of Philosophy
31/10/2021 30/09/2021 Bachelor of Arts Honours (Full Time)
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Bachelor of Arts  with Joint Honours
30/09/2021 30/09/2021 Bachelor of Arts Honours (Part Time)
30/09/2021 30/09/2021 Master of Arts by Research
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Arts in Audiology by Research
31/10/2021 30/09/2021 Master of Arts in Social Work by Research
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Arts in Speech Pathology by Research
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Arts in Translation by Research
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Arts in Dramatic Art by Research
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Arts in Fine Art by Research
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Arts in Heritage by Research
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Music by Research
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Postgraduate Diploma in Arts
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpreting
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Education by Course Work and Research
15/06/2021 15/06/2021 Master of Education (Educational Psychology)
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Doctor of Philosophy
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Bachelor of Education Honours
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Master of Education by Dissertation
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE Full Time)
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Deaf Education)
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE Part Time)
30/11/2021 31/10/2021 Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education
  • Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment. Click here to see an overview of the Wits applications process.
  • Please apply online. Upload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal.
  • Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.

Please note that the Entry Requirements are a guide. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

International students, please check this section.

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