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Monday, 18 October 2021
Global Photographies Network Photobook Project in collaboration with Hydra

The Global Photographies Network (GPN) is a network of professional photographic organisations and educational institutions dedicated to expanding and fostering transnational discourse in contemporary photography. UCT Photography have been working with colleagues at the Falmouth School of Art, The Slade School of Fine Art University College London (UCL), Camberwell College of Art, Leeds Arts University, Westminster University, Universidad Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires & Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires, Akademin Valand in Gothenburg and others to create a new international network for sharing emerging photographic practice and meeting practitioners from all over the world.

Publication Date:
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 - 10:00
Michaelis graduate Buhlebezwe Siwani has won the 2021 Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art prize

Michaelis alumni Buhlebezwe Siwani has won the 2021 2021 Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art prize. Buhlebezwe Siwani completed her postgraduate degrees with distinction at the Wits School of Arts (BAFA Honours) and the Michaelis School of Fine Arts (MAFA).

Publication Date:
Thu, 09 Sep 2021 - 11:00
Sustainable photography garden and Spekboom garden at Michaelis

In August second year photography students at Michaelis planted a Spekboom garden and helped begin the journey towards setting up a sustainable darkroom.

Publication Date:
Thu, 02 Sep 2021 - 22:00
Recent Graduates Ranji Mangcu and Gemma Carosin are finalists in Blurring the Lines Photography competition.

We are happy to announce that recent Graduates Ranji Mangcu and Gemma Carosin are finalists in the 2021 edition of the Blurring the Lines Photography competition. In this, the sixth edition, the judges received 156 very high-quality projects coming from 39 participating art schools worldwide.

Publication Date:
Thu, 02 Sep 2021 - 21:45


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 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.