As a Nelson Mandela University Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA) student, you will begin with a generic first year of study, the Bachelor of Visual Arts First Year programme.

The Bachelor of Visual Arts First Year programme provides a broad base of skills and competencies that include visual literacy, creative problem solving, design skills, sound drawing skills, relevant technical and technological proficiency; the ability to work in an extended range of media, both traditional and non-traditional, and appropriate experience at developing concepts and realising these in both two-and three-dimensional form; the ability to function as part of a team and the ability to articulate concepts both visually and verbally.

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Visual Arts First Year programme, you will apply for selection into a specialised Visual Arts stream:

  • Fashion and Textiles

  • Fine Art (Ceramics, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture)

  • Graphic Design

  • Photography

 

 

 

 

 

Enrolling in Visual Arts at Nelson Mandela University

Potential students are please to inquire with:

  • Mrs Andrieta Wentzel

  • Programme Co-ordinator, BVA First Year

  • Email: andrieta.wentzel (at) mandela.ac.za

  • Cell number:  083 775 4324

Information on studying and enrolling at Nelson Mandela University:

https://myfuture.mandela.ac.za/

https://www.mandela.ac.za/study-at-mandela

https://publications.mandela.ac.za/Latest-publications-for-prospective-students

 

Bachelor of Visual Arts First Year Ceramic Project


Photography student, Karabo Ngcozela, by Warren Findlay ©2016

 

Contact information
Ms Hermolene Adams
Secretary: Visual Arts Department: BVA First Year
Tel: 27 41 504 3256
Hermolene.Adams@mandela.ac.za

Mrs Andrieta Wentzel
Programme Co-ordinator, BVA First Year
Tel: 083 775 4324
andrieta.wentzel@mandela.ac.za

Ms Nomsa Xubane
Admin Assistant To departmental HOD
Tel: 041 504 3247
nomsa.xubane@mandela.ac.za