The South African Research Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture, Professor Brenda Schmahmann, has available one or more scholarships for candidates looking to undertake full-time MA (Visual Art) or BA Honours (Visual Art) studies at the University of Johannesburg in 2020.
Envisaged research must focus on topics that fall broadly within one of the following three rubrics: gender and visual culture; public art; art and design in the context of community projects. Those applying for MA in Visual Art studies may combine studio practice (or other forms of professional art practice such as curating and community-based research) with a dissertation. Or they may elect to have a purely art historical/theoretical focus, producing only a dissertation.
Those applying for BA Honours in Visual Art studies may choose either a studio-practice stream or a purely theoretical one. The topic of the mini dissertation must relate broadly to the above rubrics.
The value of the MA (Visual Art) scholarship is R 70 000 per annum for the two years in which the study is expected to be completed. The value of the BA Honours (Visual Art) scholarship is R 40 000 and is for one year only. Only South Africans from designated groups may apply for these scholarships. Awards are made on a competitive basis, and the key criterion for success is proven academic capacity.