Wits School Of Arts



Wits School Of Arts, Situated in the vibey hub of Braamfontein in the heart of the dynamic creative city of Johannesburg, we offer programmes in Digital Arts, Fine Arts, Film and Television, History of Art, Music, Theatre and Performance, Applied Theatre and Drama Therapies (Drama for Life) and Cultural Policy Management to students at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.



The School offers programmes in Digital Arts, Dramatic Art, Film and Television, Fine Arts, Music, Performing and Visual Arts.



The School’s Mission

Through advancing excellence in research, teaching and learning, the Wits School of Arts combines critical inquiry with artistic practice in ways that engage in transformative ways with our contemporary urban, African and global contexts.

Facilities

At the WSOA, you will have access to a wide range of specialised teaching environments, including theatres, music venues, sound recording studios, fine arts studios, digital media laboratories, television studios and multimedia libraries.



You may also have the opportunity to participate in the increasing number of international exchange programmes attracted to the School by its excellent reputation.

Academic Programmes

The Wits School of Arts is one of the first integrated arts schools in South Africa that covers Digital Arts, Fine Arts, Film & Television, History of Art, Music, Theatre and Performance, Applied Theatre and Drama Therapies (Drama for Life) and Cultural Policy Management.



These programmes reflect our commitment to engaging critically with our rich and diverse cultural life and heritage. Our emphasis is on comprehensive professional training oriented towards the arts in our local urban, African continental, and international contexts, combined with intellectual and academic rigour. For these reasons, our graduates are among the top thought leaders and creative professionals in the arts world.

Contact Us

The Wits School of Arts Building can be accessed from the Station Street entrance to the Braamfontein Campus.

Professor Brett Pyper

Head of School

First Floor, Wits School of Arts
Telephone 27 (11) 717 4613
Email: brett.pyper@wits.ac.za 

Blossom Catling

Secretary to Head of School

First Floor, Wits School of Arts
Telephone 27 (11) 717 4613
Email: blossom.catling@wits.ac.za 

Reception

Ground Floor, Wits School of Arts
Telephone 27 (11) 717 4609

Hamisha Bhana

Wits School of Arts Student Liaison Officer

First Floor, Wits School of Arts
Telephone 27 (11) 717 4656
Email: hamisha.bhana@wits.ac.za 

Thandi Kente

School Administrator

First Floor, Wits School of Arts
Telephone 27 (11) 717 4639 
Email: thandi.kente@wits.ac.za



1 Jan Smuts Avenue,
University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg 2000
South Africa