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Art and Design

As the only tertiary institution in South Africa offering a course in Glass, the NMMU's BVA Glass programme offers exciting options in tradional Stained Glass, Stained Glass Restoration and in highly contemporary and experimental Kiln Formed Glass. Our programme encourages the marriage of tradition, innovation, sound fabrication and research.

We run a fully equipped studio facility that supports a wide range of glass applications and experimentation. We continually push boundaries with kiln formed glass techniques such as slumping, fusing, glass casting and beadmaking and will be developing the studio towards these exciting forms of glass art. By reexamining and reevaluating established techniques in a contemporary manner, we keep abreast with new developments in an ever-changing art environment. By continuously investigating new technology and products we hope to encourage students to explore the limitless potential inherent in the medium itself.

Our goal is to equip young creatives with technical and formal skills enabling them to successfully operate in a diverse and competitive art world.