Fine Art

The Diploma in Fine Art is a diverse programme which will provide you with unique skills to enter the visual arts industry.

Diploma in Fine Art - three-year Diploma at NQF6 with 360 credits
SAQA Qualification ID No. 49864

The artist plays an important role in society by expressing observations of social norms, value systems and cultural practices.

Fine Art with Liam van der Heever

 We celebrate creative authenticity and encourage the development of the student's art world identity through traditional practical skills, whilst simultaneously developing the student's ability to express their observations and perspectives through visual language and a range of media. Students are exposed to

  • Traditional methodologies which are then challenged through experimentation
  • Pushing the boundaries of contemporary art practice
  • Drawing and illustration
  • Painting and mixed media
  • Illustration and printmaking
  • Photography, video and installation

Fine Art subjects are consolidated in the second year of study with areas of specialization aimed at increasing your opportunity to discover your own visual signature. The programme culminates in your chosen area of specialization in third year with the production of a student-orientated professional body of work with a related extended essay. Information imparted to students is relevant and related to both classical and contemporary art practice to ensure that students benefit from a comprehensive body of knowledge.

The programme is presented by a dynamic team of lecturers and guest lecturers who are practicing artists in their respective fields. Staff are united in a common goal of educational excellence within the framework of a nurturing atmosphere and are committed to helping students realise their full potential.

Course Content

1st Year


Practical Major that includes- Contemporary Art
Traditional Painting
3D and Fabrication
48 credits NQF5

18 credits NQF5

12 credits NQF5

12 credits NQF5

12 credits NQF5


Visual Discourse
18 credits NQF6

2nd Year


Practical Major (Major) that includes-
Contemporary Art
Traditional Painting
3D and Fabrication
54 credits NQF6

Printmaking or Photography or Illustration (Second Major)
24 credits NQF6

18 credits NQF6


Cultural Studies
18 credits NQF7

Professional Practice
6 credits NQF6

3rd Year


Practical Major ( Elective Body of Work)
63 credits NQF6

6 credits NQF6

Professional Portfolio
9 credits NQF6


Extended Essay
30 credits NQF7

Professional Practice
12 credits NQF7


Academic Fees
The Provisional Fees for 2025 are R78 100 which includes the Registration Fee

Registration Fee
R11 000

The Registration fee is included in the total fee and payable in advance to secure the academic space offered.


If the student is offered a study place and accepts the study place, the student formally registers.
Registration commits the student to the programme and to pay the applicable fees.
A student is considered to be registered upon receipt of the registration and declaration
documentation and payment of the registration fee.
If a student is under the age of 21 years of age then the Registration Form and Declaration and Undertaking Form needs to be signed by a parent or a legal guardian.
All foreign students are required to pay their fees prior to documents being generated for a Study Visa. If the student is not granted a VISA, the fees less the Registration Fee may be refunded. There is a 10% levy added for foreign students.
Student fees may be paid via EFT or directly in person to the admin office. The total student fees are required to be settled in full by the 30 May annually. All students (first, second and third) are required to pay the Registration fee prior to the academic year.
Students can apply for an extended payment plan for the balance of fees (after the registration Fee has been paid) which are settled in equal monthly instalments from February to November (10 Months) at no interest. The request must be applied for in writing to the Executive Head by the 15th January 2025.
R11 000 for Registration by 20 December for 1st year students to secure the academic space.
Second and Third year students
must pay the Registration Fee before the 15th February 2025.
The following discounts are granted for the full settlement of the fees less the Registration fee received in the School’s bank accounts. A discount of 10% if paid in full and received by the 15 January of the balance of fees less the Registration Fee. A discount of 5% if paid in full by the 15 February of the balance of fees less the Registration Fee.
There is no discount on the registration fees or the administration fee for foreign students.

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