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.
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.
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.
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.
Thero Makepe is the Tierney Fellow for Michaelis for 2019
Congratulations to Thero Makepe, who has been awarded the 2019 Tierney Fellowship. The standard of the work of our nominees was very high, and all nominees are to be commended for outstanding photographs.