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Entrance requirements and application procedure


Students intending to take Fine Art Practice as a major, as part of a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA), Diploma in Fine Art (DFA), or Bachelor of Arts (BA) with Fine Art Practice, are required to submit an entrance portfolio of recent artwork together with their formal admissions application. The applicant’s portfolio must be submitted together with his/her application form to the Student Bureau, Registrars Division. Applicants must not mail or deliver the portfolio to the Fine Art Department directly.

Please see: Guidelines for the Submission of an Entrance Portfolio

Students intending to take Fine Art Practice as a minor credit (for one or two years) can submit a portfolio directly to the Head of Department, prior to or during Orientation Week.

Undergraduate application: https://ross.ru.ac.za/ugadmissions


Postgraduates must contact the head of department for initial liaison regarding research proposal and artwork portfolios.

You must also first register online to get an official student number reference to quote in your correspondence.

 Master of Fine Art (MFA)

Students who have completed BFA studies with good results may apply for entrance into Master of Fine Art (MFA) studies. This degree is by practice as research and candidates prepare an exhibition of original artworks accompanied by a supporting mini thesis. There is also an MFA option in Curatorial Practice which caters specifically for candidates looking to develop their capacities and understanding of professional curatorial practices. A candidate is required to curate an exhibition (rather than producing an exhibition of own work) in an established art museum/gallery and to develop a thesis of between 25 000 and 30 000 words exploring the theme and curatorial approach.

Master of Arts in Art History (MA)

Students who have completed a BA Honours in Art History or a BFA with good academic results may apply for Master of Arts studies in Art History. The degree is by thesis only.

Doctorate in Art History (PhD)

Candidates who have completed MA studies with good results may apply for PhD studies. The degree is by thesis.

Postgraduate Gateway (applications & further info): http://www.ru.ac.za/postgraduategateway/

Last Modified: Wed, 05 Feb 2020 12:46:34 SAST