Iziko Museums of South Africa is pleased to announce “Then I Knew I Was Good at Painting”: Esther Mahlangu, A Retrospective, is opening on February 17, 2024Read more
Postgraduate study offered across many disciplines in the School of Arts is at the forefront of developments in creative research, with combinations of creative output and dissertation work acknowledged as valid research. From Honours level to Doctoral studies, our postgraduate offerings are aimed at developing and nourishing those with creative ability, expressed through artistic work and written texts.
The School of Arts offers a unique opportunity to embark on your undergraduate studies alongside award winning artists, educators and published academics. We offer a range of degrees and courses across various disciplines in the School of Arts where professional facilities and equipment is available to support education across a broad field of artistic practice.
We offer programmes in Cultural Policy and Management, Digital Arts, Drama for Life (Applied Theatre and Drama Therapies), Film and Television, Fine Arts, Curatorial, Public and Visual Cultures, Interdisciplinary Arts & Culture Studies, Music and Theatre and Performance.
Arts Research Africa (ARA) is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It consists of a range of activities designed to spark dialogue, stimulate practice, enable research and inspire collective engagement around the question of artistic research in Africa.
The main School of Arts administrative building is located on East Campus and can be accessed via the Station Street entrance to campus. Various Departments are located in and around the main building and in proximity to the intersection of Jorissen and Jan Smuts Streets in Braamfontein. For more information contact us here.
News and announcements
The Wits Film & TV hosted concurrent book launches for two publications by academic staff in the Department. Congratulations to Dr Tanja Sakota for the monograph titled “Uncovering Memory” and Pervaiz Khan as co-editor of “Reframing Africa?”
The Wits Young Artist Award (WYAA) is supported by the point of order and the Wits School of Arts as a platform for both acknowledging and giving exposure to new and provocative work by senior students of the Wits Fine Art Department.
History of Art department will be at Archipelagic Memory Conference. Dr Nicola Cloete will present a paper, Memories of Indenture: An analysis of Representations of Indentured Labour at the Aapravasi Ghat and the 1860 Heritage Centre.