The University of Stellenbosch announces its BA and MA in Visual Arts programme, open for applications now.
- Carine Terreblanche, Joani Groenewald
StatementThe Creative jewellery and Metal Design Division part of the Visual Arts department at Stellenbosch University. The milieu of Stellenbosch offers a unique perspective to Visual Arts students: the intimate environment of the historical university town of Stellenbosch is offset by the international, cosmopolitan and culturally diverse environment of central Cape Town, only a 45 minutes’ drive away.
The Department of Visual Arts occupies a historic, fully renovated building in oak-lined Victoria Street. The Department offers custom-designed studio and workshop spaces for study streams in Fine Arts, Visual Communication Design and Creative Jewellery and Metal Design, including a new computer lab of the highest industry standards. In keeping with developments in contemporary art and design, the Department's ethos is multidisciplinary, supporting students working in all aspects of new media, including video and digital arts, as well as offering a solid foundation in traditional visual and applied arts practices.
In addition to the expertise provided by full-time staff members, students are continually exposed to industry professionals, either through visiting artists and specialists in their specific area of specialization, or field trips to and participation in major exhibitions, events and industry fairs.
In all study streams emphasis is placed on the production and critical evaluation of visual culture, rooted in addressing and reflecting all aspects of contemporary South African culture. The Department also offers postgraduate study in Visual Arts, Illustration, Visual Studies and Art Education.
The Jewellery Division of the Visual Arts Department was founded in 1968 and is the oldest tertiary jewellery school in South Africa. The Division focuses on the development and innovation of contemporary and conceptual jewellery, as well as engendering critical academic discourse. Within this framework, design is understood as sensitive to both new contemporary trends and the historic roots of jewellery manufacture. Age-old techniques are continuously re-interpreted in the light of new concepts, thereby feeding into the ever-evolving realm of contemporary jewellery so as to provoke, critique, record, and transmit.
TeachersFull-time staff members - Jewellery Division
Carine Terreblanche, Course Leader and lecturer in Creative Jewellery and Metal design
Joani Groenewald, Lecturer in Creative Jewellery and Metal design
Part-time staff members - Jewellery Division
Angela Tölken; MA (FA) Stellenbosch University, Administration.
Erica Du Plessis; BA (FA) (Hons) Cum Laude, Jewellery Design, Stellenbosch University,Metal Techniques (setting).
Chantal Curtis, BA (FA) Applied Graphics, Stellenbosch University & National Diploma: Jewellery Design and Manufacture, Cape Technikon now (CPUT) Cape Town University of Technology, Additional Techniques (CAD).
Liz Loubser , BA (FA) Creative Jewellery Design and Metal Techniques, Stellenbosch University, Platinum.
Eric Loubser; BA (VA) (Creative Jewellery Design and Metal Techniques, Stellenbosch University, Platinum.
Selection of national and international visiting artists and lecturers
Estella Saez Vilanova (Netherlands), Johanna Dahm (Switzerland), Lauren Kalman (USA), Daniel Kruger (Germany), Karin Seufert (Germany), Geraldine Fenn (South Africa)
Exhibition 26 Aug 2016 - 30 Aug 2016 Universiteit Stellenbosch University. Graduation Degree Show 2016.
Exhibition 28 Nov 2014 - 10 Dec 2014 Gradex ' 14.
Exhibition 06 Mar 2014 - 16 Mar 2014 Platinum-juwelierskuns - Back to the Future - Platinum Art Jewellery.
Open call 01 Mar 2014 - 26 Mar 2014 Position for a Technical Officer in Jewellery Design and Manufacture.
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