UNISA Department of Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology

Pretoria, cnr Walker and Joubert Streets

The mission of the University of South Africa (UNISA) department of Art History and Visual Arts aims to make education in the visual arts accessible to all who have fulfilled the entrance requirements of the University. The School aims to promote visual awareness and nurture creative and critical skills, and is committed to attaining high standards and strives to be of service to the community.

The teaching policy does not assume that students come to gain access to some form of universal 'knowledge' and 'truth'. They believe that education is negotiated between the student and the university. Students bring their own reality; their own structures of knowledge and truth, formulated by their own specific cultural, social, political and economic experiences and perspectives. The school, on the other hand, provides the student with a course structure that attempts to allow all students to grow and realise their potential, while offering skills, expertise and experiences in the making, understanding and promotion of visual art in the spirit of the University's stated aim of pursuing free, open and critical scholarship.

– VISUAL ARTS – Prof Nombeko P Mpako, Dr Gwenneth Miller, Dr Ania Krajewska, Mr Paul S Cooper, Mrs Nathani Lüneburg, Mr Andrew Smith, Mr Lawrence Lemaoana, Mr Kabelo Maja – ART HISTORY – Prof Bernadette M R Van Haute, Prof Frikkie J Potgieter, Mr Nic J Coetzee, Mrs Estelle McDowall, Ms Leana van der Merwe – ART GALLERY – Mr Bongani Mkhonza, Mr Jacob Lebeko – PROFESSOR EXTRAORDINARIUS – Prof Elfriede Dreyer

The Department of Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology
Sunnyside Campus
Building 12c
cnr Walker and Joubert Streets
South Africa

PO Box 392
South Africa

T: +27 (0)12 429 6621
T: +27 (0)12 429 6798
E: ndalafs@unisa.ac.za