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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.

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

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.

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

The Honours programme in curatorship is offered in close collaboration with Iziko 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.




Sunday, 17 June 2018
Michaelis alumnus Haroon Gunn-Salie in New York and London

Haroon Gunn-Salie’s 17 crouching figures, Senzenina 2018, honouring the miners shot in the Marikana massacre of 2012 will be displayed in London’s Regent’s Park in July for Frieze Sculpture 2018.

Publication Date:
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 12:30
Michaelis alumnus Lungiswa Gqunta exhibiting at Whatiftheworld Gallery and Manifesta Palermo 2018

Lungiswa Gqunta completed her MFA at Michaelis in 2017.  From 17 May-30 June, she is exhibiting Qwitha, her second solo exhibition at Whatiftheworld Gallery in Cape Town, and will also participate in the European Nomadic Biennial, Manifesta 12 in Palermo.

Publication Date:
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 12:30
Michaelis alumnus Simphiwe Ndzube exhibits in Shanghai

The third solo exhibition of 2015 Michaelis graduate Simphiwe Ndzube has opened in Shanghai.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:30

RE-MEMBERING: MEMORY, INTIMACY, ARCHIVE is a a collaborative exhibition featuring works by Sharlene Khan, Jordache A. Ellapen and Reshma Chhiba

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 10:45