Fine Art

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.

Photograph by Matthew Slot

 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

Painting and Mixed Media (Major)
48 credits NQF5

Drawing
18 credits NQF5

Printmaking
12 credits NQF5

Illustration
12 credits NQF5

Photography
12 credits NQF5

Theory

Visual Discourse
18 credits NQF6

2nd Year

Practical

Practical Major (Major)
54 credits NQF6

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

Drawing
18 credits NQF6

Theory

Cultural Studies
18 credits NQF7

Professional Practice
6 credits NQF6

3rd Year

Practical

Practical Major ( Elective Body of Work)
63 credits NQF6

Drawing
6 credits NQF6

Professional Portfolio
9 credits NQF6

Theory

Extended Essay
30 credits NQF7

Professional Practice
12 credits NQF7

Pricing

Academic Fees
Fees for 2021 are R61 680.00* for local and SADC students and R67 848.00* for non SADC foreign students.

Registration Fee
R9750

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

FEES

FEES

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.

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 the 50% of 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.

(* The final fees will be decided by the Board of Directors)

PAYMENT OF FEES

Student fees may be paid via EFT or directly in person to the admin office.

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 at the beginning of each year.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND INTEREST FREE PAYMENT PLANS

Students can apply for an extended payment plan where fees are settled in equal monthly instalments from February to October (9 Months) at no interest. The request must be applied for in writing to the Executive Head egeustyn@ruthprowse.co.za by the 30th January.  

R 9 750.00 for Registration by 01 February 2021

9 payments of 5 770.00* from the end of February to the end of December 2021

DISCOUNTS FOR ALL STUDENTS- SA, SADC and Foreign

Discounts will be allocated for the full settlement of fees by direct transfer as reflected in the School's account or money received by the administration office. A discount of 10%  at Registration by 31 January 2021 and a discount of 5% (by 28 February 2021 for full settlement of fees.

There is no discount on the administration fee for foreign students.

 

Application steps

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Apply

Complete an application form

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admission requirements

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Payment

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