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Art and Design

The #1 degree for Young Creatives

Welcome to the Art & Design programme, offered within the School of Music, Art & Design. We have a long and proud history, with our roots in South Africa's oldest art school, the Port Elizabeth Art School founded in 1882.

We offer a comprehensive range of programmes from diploma courses right up to doctoral studies. In all programmes students receive group and individual tuition from highly skilled staff who are often active practitioners in their fields.

Art & Design encompasses two main discipline streams:


The BVA First Year is a compulsory first year for students wishing to major in any Fine Arts or Design stream.

Over the years students from the school have been award winners in a wide range of top national and international fine art, design and photography competitions. Our graduates have gone on to make valuable cultural contributions in their fields.

Art & Design is primarily located on the North campus, while Ceramics and Fashion & Textiles modules are offered on the 2nd Avenue campus, and postgraduate students are located on the Bird Street campus. See Directions and Maps for detailed information on locations.

Please email us or call us on +27 41 504 3256 for more information.

Mrs Andrieta Wentzel
Head of Department: Introductory Studies
Tel: +27 41 504 3539

Ms Nomsa Xubane
Admin Assistant
Tel: 041 504 3247

Ms Drucilla Nzioki
Manager: Faculty Administration
Tel: 27 41 504 3252