The History of Art from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg has an active cohort of postgraduate students pursuing Honours, Masters and PhD degrees. Here there is a dual emphasis on the condition of our postcoloniality and curatorial practices as core components of the construction of knowledge in the discipline.
Students with Art History majors regularly go on to successful careers in curating, museums, galleries, filmmaking, fine arts, advertising, auction houses, filmmaking and journalism.Students can undertake a Masters degree in History of Art either by coursework or dissertation.
In the Masters degree by dissertation, students have the option to produce a written dissertation only, or a combination of written dissertation and practical body of work. The departmental PhD degree is by thesis only. Existing and prospective students may register for a single coursework unit as an occasional student. While no prior degree is necessary, students are required to complete an entrance test before being accepted.
- 3 courses and a research report
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesVisual Arts History Art History View 9 other Masters in Art History in South Africa
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Masters by Coursework and Research Report:
- Masters by Dissertation:
International3184 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3184 USD per year during 12 months.
National3184 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3184 USD per year during 12 months.
R 46 220
Living costs for Johannesburg
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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