M.A. On Campus

Visual Art

University of Johannesburg

24 months
851 EUR/year
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Having obtained this MA in Visual Art from University of Johannesburg, students will be able to conduct advanced independent research in a particular area of the visual arts, demonstrating complex analytical and practical skills and knowledge in writing a dissertation and, where applicable, an exhibition of original work or artefacts appropriate to the research mode


The MA in Visual Art from University of Johannesburg graduates will demonstrate a comprehensive and systematic knowledge base in research with specialist knowledge in a related field of visual arts and also demonstrate a coherent and critical understanding of the theory, research methodology and techniques relevant to visual arts; an ability to critique and evaluate current research and participate in scholarly debates in visual arts; to relate theory to practice and vice versa, and to think epistemologically.

Selection criteria 

Selection is based on academic merit and a preliminary research proposal, as approved by the Departmental Admissions Committee

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Dissertation: Visual Art

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Visual Art. BA Hons. (Visual Art ) or B (Fine Art) Hons or, BA (Fine Art) Hons., or BA Hons, with an average mark of at least 65 % or an equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard, as recommended by a Status Committee and approved by the Faculty Board. 
  • A portfolio of selected practical work in visual art is required for candidates who intend specialising in any aspect of visual art practice

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    851 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 851 EUR per year during 24 months.

(R14,634 – R171,158)

Living costs for Johannesburg

8434 - 12036 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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