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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 by the Michaelis School of Fine Art and hosted by the Centre for Curating the Archive in close collaboration with Iziko Museums of Cape Town.

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.



Tuesday, 15 October 2019
3rd Year Elective students visit Black Ginger for Photogrammetry project

The third year Fine Art students studying Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing recently visited Black Ginger. They were accompanied by Johann van der Schijff and Melvin Pather who are currently running a Photogrammetry project with the students.

Publication Date:
Tue, 01 Oct 2019 - 10:45
2nd Year Photography Field Work

The Second year “Earth Politics” photography class, engaged in a number of mini field trips this week with their lecturer Vanessa Cowling, assisted by Jasmin Valcarcel and Sitaara Stodel, our photographic technician.

Publication Date:
Mon, 05 Aug 2019 - 09:15
Nobukho Nqaba’s solo exhibition at Zeitz MOCAA

Alumna, Nobukho Nqaba, is holding a solo exhibition at the Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town.

Publication Date:
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 - 09:15
Peter Clarke Art Centre and Michaelis host workshops for art teachers

Peter Clarke Art Centre and Michaelis host workshops for art teachers

Three Michaelis staff presented lectures and workshops at the Peter Clarke Art Centre (PCAC) on Saturday 27th July.

Publication Date:
Wed, 31 Jul 2019 - 14:45