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 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.
Lauren Theunissen teaches part time in the photo section and is an alumni from Michaelis. Her solo exhibition, East City Cape Town, opens on Thursday, 5 October 2017 from 18h00-22h00 at Luni Gallery in Salt River, Cape Town. The exhibition runs from the 5 October 2017 until the 13 November 2017. Venue is Luni Gallery, 37A Durham Street, Salt River, Cape Town. See more at www.luni.co.za
Khanyisa Dada chosen as a finalist in the SA Taxi Foundation Art Awards. Artists were tasked with creating a work of art around the theme of ‘destination’ and then interpreting that work as a decal to be carried on minibus taxis.