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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.

Postgraduate

 
 
 

News

Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Photography 2 field work

Visiting lecturer form Johannesburg’s Market Photo Workshops, Mack Magagane and Michaelis staff Sitaara Stodel and Svea Josephy, took the second year photography students on a walking photography tour of the city this week, looking for inspiration for Mack’s “Invisible Cities” project. 

Publication Date:
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 16:30
Tierney Fellowship workshop 2018

The annual Tierney Fellowship workshops were held at Michaelis in February. Our colleagues from Market Photo Workshops and WITS came to Cape Town and our invited guests were artists Pieter Hugo and Jo Ratcliffe and academics Dr Nomusa Makubu (from UCT Art History and Discourse of Art) and Prof Adam Haupt (UCT, Film and Media Studies).

Publication Date:
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 11:45
Masters Showcase

The Michaelis Galleries presents an exhibition titled "The Masters Showcase 2017" with exhibited works by alumni of the 2017 Masters programme. Exhibiting artists are Kirsten Lilford, Sethembile Msezane, Janis Mulligan, Sohette Wait and Margeurite Moon.

Publication Date:
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:30
Lighting Workshop

Michaelis Photography 3rd and 4th years recently took part in a Photography Workshop organised by BronColour lighting at Photo Hire in early March.

Publication Date:
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 09:45

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