Rhodes University Fine Arts Department


The Fine Art Department aims to empower students by maximising their creative potential. To enhance visual literacy by exposure to a rich and challenging range of learning experiences, which will equip the students with a flexible, tranferrable skill base. The school's goal is not merely to produce specialist painters and sculptors, but rather to develop creative individuals with the technical skills and imagination to generate innovative responses to the visual world of the 21st Century. The Department of Fine Art, which is part of the Faculty of Humanities, provides comprehensive tuition in the practical and theoretical or historical aspects of the visual arts. In addition to offering an invaluable education for professional practice, courses offered by the department provide a useful grounding for students planning careers in arts administration, community arts and curation.

Key people:
Dominic Thorburn, Brenda Schmahmann, Ruth Simbao, Christine Dixie, Ashraf Jamal, Rat Western, Brent Meistre, Maureen de Jager, Nomusa Makhubu

Physical address:
Faculty of Humanities
Randell House
cnr Somerset and Prince Alfred Streets
Grahamstown
6139
South Africa

Postal Address:
Faculty of Humanities
Rhodes University
PO Box 94
Grahamstown
6140
South Africa

Contacts:
T: +27 (0)46 603 8362
F: +27 (0)46 603 8629
E: moira.japp@ru.ac.za
www.ru.ac.za


This map is initiated by VANSA - the Visual Arts Network of South Africa with the support of the Mondriaan Foundation