Wits School of Arts
Wits Film & TV Department’s Professor Tanja Sakota launches book
The book sparks conversations around practice-based research, autoethnography and film through a series of workshops. Sakota’s journey considers political, cultural, historical and personal memory across diverse geographies. She explores themes of conflict, segregation and migration encountered using the camera and film to understand the act of remembering. The book is available through Wits University Press.Find out 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.
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.
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 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.
Wits University launches its centenary campaign with the opening of the new state-of-the-art Wits Chris Seabrooke Music Hall.
Congratulations to Wakhe Malatji for his MA student film selected for the Jozi Film Festival and the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. “Zwart” is a science fiction film.
Welcome to Nelisiwe Xaba, choreographer, performer and interdisciplinary artist to a residency that explores performance and film. The residency is funded by Arts Research Africa (ARA) with funding from the Mellon Foundation.
Sinethemba Twalo is a practitioner based in Johannesburg, South Africa. They are a founding member of NGO- NOTHING GETS ORGANISED. They are a PhD candidate in Art History at the SARCHI Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture at UJ.
Wits Film & TV Department has a new state-of-the art cinema for 2020. This provides a dedicated teaching space that meets professional standards that also offers the Department exciting new alliances and partnerships with the professional industry.