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University of Capetown Institute of Creative Arts Masters program 2020


Deadline: 30 Aug,2019    Next term Starts:: 20 Nov,2019



The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) at the University of Cape Town invites applications for MA Study in Live Art, Interdisciplinary and Public Art from 2020-2021. Choreographers, visual artists, performers, directors, composers, curators as well as creative and performing arts researchers are all invited to apply.

The ICA is an interdisciplinary institute in the University of Cape Town’s Humanities Faculty that facilitates new collaborative research projects, particularly in the Creative and Performing Arts. Interdisciplinary, Live Art and Public Spheres are key themes of the Institute, and projects are imbued with innovation, collaboration and a dialogue with urbanism and community.

Eligibility and criteria

  • Interdisciplinary conversations, inclusive of such hybrid forms as site-specific performance, mixed-media performance, post-dramatic theater, contemporary dance, live art (or performance art), performance curation.
  • Interdisciplinary study in relation to cultural and socio-political contexts.
  • Sites for study include:
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  • Performance Art / Live Art
  • Live Art in South Africa and other parts of the African continent
  • Decolonize imagines, the decolonial body and the body as text and site of contestation
  • Spectatorship and relationships with viewing, audience involvement
  • Site specificity and the creative and performing arts
  • The creation of Public Spheres: open access spaces for the creation and reception of creative and performing arts events and discourse.


Awards and Benefits

  • All students will be required to attend a regular Seminar Programme throughout the year as well as a Studio Programme for the first semester of their degree.
  • Students may elect to do the degree by Written Thesis or a Practice-Based Programme involving Practical Outcomes (Performances/Installations/Exhibitions for example) and Written Explication.
  • Students will be based at the ICA, at UCT’s Hiddingh Campus, Gardens, Cape Town with co-ordination by Professors Jay Pather and Mark Fleishman.

    The ICA also announces provision for scholarships valued at R100 000 per annum.

  • Scholarships are for a two-year period: 2020-2021. The MA degree must be completed at the end of 2021.
    There are four scholarships available.

How To apply

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