The events of the last few weeks on our UCT campus and in our country have necessitated a deep and ongoing engagement with the question of citizenship, the politics of belonging and gendered violence. Come and attend a public seminar series from...
South Africa’s preeminent hip hop scholar Professor Adam Haupt, who is based at UCT’s Centre for Film and Media Studies (CFMS), drew parallels between the music industry and scholarship at the University of Cape Town (UCT) on Wednesday, 31 July. He was delivering the third Vice-Chancellor’s Inaugural Lecture for the year, titled “Remixing scholarship: Hip hop, the humanities and knowledge production”.
Professor John Higgins, Department of English, launched and published his study An Excluding Consensus? - grant and loan schemes and the need for equitable access to higher education globally, in Oslo, with related events at universities in As and Trondheim
Body, art, context and subject came in the fifth Black Art and Communities at Heart (BACAH) conversation, titled 'Exploitation of Black Bodies in the Arts'. The event, presented by the Institute for Creative Arts and Mandisi Sindo, took place during June at the Khayelitsha Art School and Rehabilitation Centre in Khayelitsha.
Institute for Creative Art (ICA) director Associate Professor Jay Pather directed a workeshop for creative artists, thinkers and practitioners in a range of fields -including sociology, political science, anthropology, psychology, urbanism, literature, digital technology etc – who have an interest in experimental practice and performance.
As the largest faculty on campus, the Faculty of Humanities is home to more than 6000 Undergraduate and Postgraduate students annually. Currently 43 countries are represented in our student body. We attract students and academics from across the globe which means exposure to a rich diversity of knowledge, experience and best practice.
Research and Teaching
UCT Faculty of Humanities has a reputation for demanding excellence from our staff and students. We are home to some of South Africa's most celebrated intellectuals, including: award-winning composers and singers; renowned artistic directors and literary critics; world famous novelists and poets; national policy makers and advisors to government; sought-after economists; and highly respected social science researchers.
We produce exceptional young people who possess imagination, insight, mental agility and analytical skills. As a result of these attributes, our graduates are highly sought after both locally and abroad. Most of our students advance to postgraduate study which further enhances their skills and employment opportunities. A Humanities qualification prepares you for a multitude of career paths in the public sector, corporate workplace and in academia.
In the Humanities, we teach our students to be analytical, to question, to engage in ‘out of the box’ thinking, to ask the difficult questions and to use their imagination in solving real world problems. If this sounds exciting, then you will definitely thrive in this environment and you will enjoy your time with us. Harry Garuba Dean of Humanities