Colleges and Universities Offering Doctor of Philosophy in Visual Arts in South Africa

  • Course Name: Doctor of Philosophy in Visual Arts()
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Institutions Offering Doctor of Philosophy in Visual Arts

  • Vaal University of Technology Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark  
    Course entry requirements:
    All students entering the PhD programme need to demonstrate the completion of a Research Methods course at least at NQF level 7 in the 10 years prior to application. Students who wish to be considered for the PhD in Visual Arts need to have completed one of the following:
    (i) An MA in the field of Visual Art and Design, such as Photography, Fashion, Graphic Design and Multimedia, or Fine Arts. The applicant needs to demonstrate at least a 65% in the MA.
    (ii) A SAQA accredited MFA that can be benchmarked as the equivalent of NQF level 9. The applicant needs to demonstrate at least a 65% in the MFA. (iii) A student with a completed DTech in a related field may be considered for entry into the PhD programme. Any student, irrespective of which degree is seen as the incomes requirements, will need to submit a working research proposal (or project proposal) to the appointed committee in the relevant department. Assessment of such a document will be on three grounds. Firstly;
    (a) Does the applicant demonstrate the necessary research skills, fostered in the MA, to undertake relatively independent research (under the guidance of a promoter);
    (b) Secondly, can the project proposed be seen through to completion by the student;
    (c) Thirdly, does the university have the necessary infrastructure and expertise to shepherd the project to completion.

    Course duration: 3 years

    Mode of study: Full time
  • University of Stellenbosch University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch  
    Specific Admission Requirements:
    An MA degree in Fine Arts or MA degree in Visual Studies or an acceptable equivalent qualification regarded by the Senate as adequate for admission to the programme that provides evidence of the ability to conduct advanced independent research.

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