Wits School of Arts

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About Wits School of Arts

Situated in the vibey hub of Braamfontein in the heart of the dynamic creative city of Johannesburg, we offer programmes in Cultural Policy and Management, Digital Arts, Drama for Life (Applied Theatre and Drama Therapies), Film and Television, Fine Arts, History of Art, Interdisciplinary Arts & Culture Studies, Music and Theatre and Performance to students at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.

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Postgraduate study

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. 

Undergraduate study

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. 

Departments

We offer programmes in Cultural Policy and Management, Digital Arts, Drama for Life (Applied Theatre and Drama Therapies), Film and Television, Fine Arts, History of Art, Interdisciplinary Arts & Culture Studies, Music and Theatre and Performance.

Short courses

Short Courses for non-degree purposes are offered at certain times by some departments in the School of Arts and are based on demand and availability of resources. 

Arts Research Africa

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.

ARA

Contact us

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.

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