Michaelis is staffed by some of South Africa’s leading fine artists, curators and art academics. Internationally, the school is recognised as one of South Africa’s foremost institutions for the study of fine art and new media at an advanced level.
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- Fortune Ngwenya, a staff member of UCT Campus Grounds and Gardens Services, came up with the idea of giving 67 minutes on Mandela Day to gift the planting of two orange trees on the beautiful Hiddingh campus. ...
- Michaelis Alumni, Kyu Sang Lee will be opening his exhibition at ORMS CTSP from 20 July 2017 from 6pm – 8pm after his Artist in Residence programme there. ...
- Ashley Walters, alumni and part time lecturer in the Michaelis photography section, features in the Summer 2017 edition (#227) of Aperture Magazine, entitled Platform Africa. ...
‘Hush Hush’ is a group show opening at the SMITH Studio and Gallery in Church Street.
It includes work by part time staff members of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Thandiwe Msebenzi and Ashley Walters, alumni Paris Brummer and Post Grad diploma student, Johno Mellish. ...
Visual and Art History is a six-course major available to students in the Humanities Faculty studying towards a BA degree. The courses provide an opportunity to study both the history of the fine arts and the history of other key visual traditions and cultures, including architecture, interior and industrial design and dress.
The Honours programme in curatorship is offered in close collaboration with Iziko South African Museums. The programme offers courses in the theory and practice of curatorship, developing in students a sophisticated awareness of the practicalities, politics and poetics of working with collections of many kinds.