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VISUAL MULTIMEDIA ARTS HONOURS

General information: These study units may only be taken for the MVA Honours. Applying students must have successfully completed the BA Visual Multimedia Arts degree. Also students who completed Multimedia Studies at UNISA and who obtained a minimum average of 60% for the third level modules qualify for the VMA Honours Degree. Students from other tertiary institutions who completed their qualifications in Visual Arts (or related fields) on the NQF level 7 and who obtained a minimum average of 60% for the final level modules/subjects qualify for the VMA Honours Degree.
Students from other tertiary institutions should contact the Department of Art and Music before registering for the VMA Honours.
Students must attend a minimum of two days for both practical workshops. Students are expected to attend the two workshops presented and are strongly advised to attend the full week of these two workshops.

Research Report on the Arts - HRHMV81
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To write a research report (article) on an approved topic in Musicology, Art History, Visual Art or Multimedia. This research module aims to familiarise and equip students with sound research methodologies and writing skills applicable to the arts. Furthermore it aims to develop independent thinking, argumentation and interpretation. Because of the emphasis on independent thinking, students are required to set their own problems. However, these problems and arguments have to be grounded in sound literature studies. Completing this research module will assist students who wish to continue with an MA degree as it provides the necessary technical and methodological skills.
Professional Art Practice II - PAT4801
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: VAR3701, VAR3702 & PAT3701 (Only applicable to 02224) Co-requisite: VAR4801 & VAR8402
Purpose: To provide students with theoretical information on professional art practice. Comprehensive guidance is given on professional exhibition practice as well as on the positioning of the professional artist with regard to the art market, commissions and residencies.
Studio Practice V - VMA4801
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: PAT4801 & VMA4802
Purpose: To equip students to enter the world of art as an independent art practitioner. The qualifying student will present artwork that is unique, contemporary, original together with incorporation of technical excellence.
Studio Practice VI - VMA4802
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: VMA4801 & PAT4801
Purpose: Of this module is to equip students to be able to submit a portfolio of art works relevant to a selected theme related to craftsmanship, and to enter the world of art as an independent art practitioner. The qualifying student will present artwork that is unique, contemporary and original together with incorporation of technical excellence.
Contemporary Theories of the Arts - HMV4802
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: To guide students in analysing and evaluating the reciprocal relationship between contemporary art theory and practice. More specifically it explores the impact of the deconstruction of depth aesthetics on the meaning of the art and music in our time and especially on creative artistic and musical expression in Africa. This module also aims to develop students' critical skills, research methodologies and writing skills within the framework of assignment essays. Furthermore, it aims to develop individual interpretation and argumentation.