First year applications (2017)
Applicants must submit the following:
- A portfolio of recent work combined in a single PDF file, not exceeding 10MB file size, on a CD;
- 4 original drawings
- A statement of motivation (250-500 words)
The portfolio must include no more than 10 individual works in a range of media including colour (10 works and optional 3 detail images). Each artwork must be labeled in the following format: Number Image; Surname; Title; Date of production; Size (cm); media
The following criteria will be taken into account when assessing the portfolio:
- Creative thinking
- Observational skills
This work including your name, title of each work and medium used must be submitted in a single PDF file, not exceeding 10MB file size, on a CD; Please check that your CD is working and is formatted to be read on all computers (MAC and PC) BEFORE submitting it with the rest of the portfolio. Do not adhere stickers to the CD. If you are unable to submit a digital portfolio, please ensure that your work is on paper and no larger than A3 (30 x 42 cm)
You are required to submit 4 original A3 size (420mm x 297mm) drawings on paper in at least two different media such as pencil, charcoal, pen or brush. These drawing must be from life and NOT from photographs or traced and must include the following:
- Self portrait
- Still life
- Figure or animal study
- Architectural or landscape study
All work must be clearly labeled (printed) on the reverse side of the drawing and packed flat between two sheets of card in standard C3 size envelope (458mm x 324mm) available from any stationers or Postnet.
The statement (250-500 words) must motivate why you want to study Fine Art, and indicate your future goals.
The committee reserves the right to call the candidate for an interview should the need arise.
No correspondence shall be entered into regarding your application. Incomplete portfolios will be a disadvantage to your application. Portfolios MUST include the Portfolio Submission Form, (if you did not receive one, you can download it here).
All portfolios must be sent to
The Michaelis School of Fine Art
31-37 Orange Street
GARDENS, CAPE TOWN
Collection of Portfolios
Please note that we do not return any portfolios by post or courier. Unsuccessful applicants who wish to keep their portfolios must arrange to collect them from the Secretary’s office, room 1, Michaelis building, Hiddingh Campus by 28 February. We reserve the right to dispose of portfolios that are not collected. Successful applicants can collect their portfolios in the first week of term or during orientation week.