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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.




Monday, 19 February 2018
Cape Town's Water crisis before Day Zero

Would you like an update on the water crisis? Future Water presents a talk by Dr. Kevin Winter "Cape Town's water crisis before Day Zero" on Monday 12 February 2018 at the New Lecture Theatre, Upper Campus, UCT from 13:00 - 14:00.

Publication Date:
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 11:45
Stone Lithography workshop 12 – 23 February 2018

The Michaelis School of Fine Art is hosting a Stone Lithography workshop in the Printmedia section from 12 – 23 February 2018 for 10 established artists from ASAI (Africa South Art Initiative). 

Publication Date:
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 17:30
Bisi Silva in conversation with Sean O’Toole

Press release – Bisi Silva in conversation with Sean O’Toole, on the occasion of the opening of El Anatsui’s Meyina at Iziko South African National Gallery on Saturday 17th February 2018

Publication Date:
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 20:45
Michaelis Prizes and Awards for 2017

These are the prizewinners for the academic year of 2017. These students have excelled throughout the year and have achieved outstanding results within their artistic output. We would like to congratulate them all on their achievements. 

Publication Date:
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 15:00