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Postgraduate Applications have been extended to 21 November 2016.
Please contact Tasneem Hartley for more information on 021 650 7103.

Due to the Hiddingh Campus Shutdown the portfolios deadline has been extended till 30 October 2016.

Prospective students may drop off portfolios at the UCT admissions office on middle campus in Rondebosch.

When submitting your portfolio, please ensure that you also submit your UCT general application form to the Admissions Office.
Students must have applied to central admissions at UCT before the 30th September in order to submit a late portfolio.

Potential students submitting portfolios should NOT include original work that they need for assessments and examinations in October / November / December, as the portfolios will only be returned in late January. We cannot return work until the portfolio process is completely resolved.

First year applications (2017)

Application information by degree:

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)

Portfolio

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
  • Experimentation

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)

Drawings

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.

Statement

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 Secretary
The Michaelis School of Fine Art
Hiddingh Campus
31-37 Orange Street
GARDENS, CAPE TOWN
8001

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.

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