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Faculty of Arts

Professor Rose BoswellWelcome

The Faculty of Arts at Nelson Mandela University is a vibrant, imaginative and socially engaged space and place, in which a diversity of interesting and valuable qualifications are offered in four interdisciplinary schools: Music, Art and DesignArchitecture; Government and Social Sciences and Language, Media and Culture.

As an undergraduate student in the Arts faculty, you can benefit from a variety of courses such as: art, applied design, architecture, fashion, journalism, media, sociology, anthropology, history, French, public relations and communications, Xhosa, English, philosophy, literature, fashion, politics and governmental studies.

Postgraduate students can also benefit from rich supervisory experience and industry relevant skills provided by well-trained lecturers and professors in the faculty. A major focus of the faculty is on engendering a humanising pedagogy in the university context. Ultimately, the unique and contemporary blend of course offerings will help you to intelligently and productively analyse the rich complexity of life in the 21st Century and equip you, as a graduate, to meet the ethical, social and political challenges in a rapidly changing South Africa and global society.

Professor Rose Boswell
Executive Dean: Faculty of Arts


On the right, you can download a short summary of our faculty’s qualifications which includes the programme overview, the duration of study, admission requirements, the APS score required as well as career opportunities.

Contact information
Ms Drucilla Nzioki
Manager: Faculty Administration
Tel: 27 41 504 3252
Drucilla.Nzioki@mandela.ac.za

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