Applications are invited for the honours programme in Curatorship, which is offered by the Michaelis School of Fine Art's Centre for Curating the Archive, in close collaboration with Iziko Museums. The programme offers courses in the theory and...
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Several award winning artists and staff from the Michaelis School of Fine Art are participating in a project steered by the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape. This collaborative project between UWC and UCT, entitled, 'Athlone in Mind' is a group show curated by Dr Kurt Campbell and Professor Jane Alexander has developed a new site-specific installation at the Castle of Good hope, where the exhibitions are presented side-by-side.
Associate Professor François du Toit, from the South African College of Music at UCT, has won this year’s Creative Works Award for the Five Beethoven Concerti, played on two consecutive nights with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. He described the six-month preparation (five to six hours daily) for the 90-minute concerts as being like “practising for a marathon”.
Professor David Chidester’s UCT Book Award-winning Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion (University of Chicago Press, 2014) is part of the scholar’s ongoing efforts to decolonise his discipline, the academic study of religion.
The UCT School of Dance presents Confluences9 : Deciphering decolonisation in Dance Pedagogy in the 21st century from 11 to 14 July 2017. The Dance sector including academics, artists, dancers and choreographers will descend on Cape Town for this significant event.
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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