4 years
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About this program

BA (Fine Arts)

This program focuses on the main disciplines in fine arts, ie painting, sculpture, graphic printmaking, drawing and new media, as well as on the theories and concepts of art. Graduates qualify as professional artists. The program is aimed at the promotion of aesthetic awareness and the broadening of visual, critical and creative thinking. The program also incorporates art management, art communication and marketing, digital training and the use of a wide range of artists materials, media and techniques.

Admission requirements

  • The admission requirements apply to students who apply for admission to the University of Pretoria with a National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Independent Examination Board (IEB) qualifications.
  • Applicants with qualifications other than the abovementioned should refer to: Brochure: Undergraduate program Information 2022: Qualifications other than the NSC and IEB.
  • Citizens from countries other than South Africa (applicants who are not South African citizens) should also refer to: Brochure: Newcomer’s Guide 2021.
  • School of Tomorrow (SOT), Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) and General Education Development Test (GED): The University of Pretoria no longer accepts qualifications awarded by these institutions.
  • National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV) Level 4: The University of Pretoria may consider NCV candidates, provided they meet the exemption for bachelor’s status criteria and the program requirements.

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Program content

Curriculum: Year 1

Fundamental modules

  • Academic information management 111
  • Academic information management 121
  • Academic literacy 110
  • Academic literacy for Humanities 125
  • Academic orientation 101
  • Visual culture studies 111

Core modules

  • Fine arts (1) 101
  • Professional art practice (1) 101
  • Visual culture studies 121

Curriculum: Year 2

Core modules

  • Fine arts (2) 201
  • Community arts in practice 210
  • Professional art practice (2) 201
  • Visual culture studies 211
  • Visual culture studies 221

Curriculum: Year 3

Core modules

  • Fine arts (3) 301
  • Professional art practice (3) 301
  • Visual culture studies 311
  • Curriculum: Final year

Core modules

  • Fine arts (4) 400
  • Fine Arts 401
  • Arts research and methodology 400

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


Undergraduate Tuition fees per faculty in 2022

  • 1st year: 47 000 - 56 000 + 15% VAT
  • 2nd year: 35 000 - 42 000 + 15% VAT
  • 3rd year: 37000 - 45 000 + 15% VAT
  • 4th year: 32 000 - 40 000 + 15% VAT


Total credits: 494

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University of Pretoria - Faculty of Humanities

cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
South Africa

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