12 months
1559 EUR/year
1559 EUR/year
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The Department of Visual Arts, which offers the Art Education programme at the Stellenbosch University, occupies an historic, fully renovated building in oak-lined Victoria Street. We offer custom-designed studio and workshop spaces for study streams in Fine Arts, Visual Communication Design and Jewellery Design, including an industry-standard new media computer lab.


Key facts

The Master's degree in Art Education at the Stellenbosch University is motivated by a need to harness the critical social power of art in an era of globalisation and social reparation, by engaging both potential and established art educators. The course is premised on the belief that the creative and critical practice of teaching and generating art is instrumental in the creation of an imaginative and socially conscious citizenry.


  • To create socially conscious graduates who would be able to practice as qualified art educators, and to further engage established educators in the transformative potential of art.
  • To promote a responsiveness to a South African and African context, both within academia and school curricula, and to develop partnerships between the University and its surrounding environment (schools and educational initiatives), both through the curriculum itself and the professionals qualified through the degree.
  • To develop and maintain a high research output in the fields of art and education, and within these fields lead research in social transformation, institutional accountability, collaborative knowledge production, aesthetics and popular culture, and encourage cross-disciplinary academic collaborations and a scholarship of engagement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Teaching and learning theories
  • Art education and citizenship 
  • Art education and globalisation
  • Service Learning (Art Education)  
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Your contract 
  • Student support form (Students with special needs)  
  • Qualification documents 
  • Proof of English Language proficiency
  • A four-year BA degree in Visual Arts (Fine Art, any Design degree and Jewellery design) or the equivalent three-year degree and Honours degree in Visual Arts or, in exceptional cases, the Bachelor's degree in Primary Education with Art Education as a major or a three-year Bachelor's degree with Practical Art and Visual Studies as majors and a postgraduate Diploma in Education with Practical Art and Method of Teaching Art with a theory mark above 65%

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1559 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 1559 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • National

    1559 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1559 EUR per year during 12 months.

R27 653

Living costs for Stellenbosch

7630 - 10640 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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