Master of Visual Arts in Multimedia

VUT Research offers a Master of Visual Arts in Multimedia for students within the Faculty of Human Sciences who would like to further their studies through research within an appropriate discipline related to the multimedia and motion design field. The curriculum consists of either a dissertation or an integrated dissertation and a body of creative/design work. A student who opts for the latter needs to integrate the body of creative work into the argument made in the integrated dissertation, either as a reflection on and of the argument or as a basis for generating the data that will substantiate the argument. The minimum duration of the MA degree is one year.

Master of Visual Arts in Multimedia

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Master of Visual Arts in Multimedia Course Requirements

In order for students to gain admission to complete a Master of Visual Arts in Multimedia, they need to have achieved a relevant  Postgraduate Diploma / Honours / or 4-year degree approved by SAQA with an average pass of 65%. Students also need to have successfully completed a Research Methodology course that is approved by VUT Research with a minimum pass mark of 60%.

In addition to the academic qualifications stated above, the following admission criteria also need to be satisfied before a recommendation for admission to complete a Master of Visual Arts in Multimedia can be made:

  • The proposed topic must be appropriate for a higher degree research and be consistent with the academic aims and objectives of the student.

  • The student must be able to have access to the necessary resources and facilities and budget in order to complete the degree within the necessary timeframe.

  • There must be qualified staff member holding confirmed, continuing or fixed-term appointments of sufficient length for the purposes of supervision available to supervise the proposed research.

  • The proposed program of work must be achievable within the maximum period of submission for the degree.

  • A suitable level of contact with the University supervisors must be maintainable.

  • Where the applicant is in employment, the capacity to meet the timelines and other requirements of candidature must be considered.

  • The proposed research does not reproduce research that has previously been submitted for the award of a degree or diploma.

  • Where the intellectual property rights of the applicant may be a consideration, a suitable agreement protecting the rights of the student must have been signed. Should a student be unwilling to sign an agreement, the research proposal may not be approved and the student may be required to choose another topic in an area which is not commercially sensitive.

  • The applicant should have no outstanding financial obligation with the University and in the case of an international applicant should be able to verify the necessary financial capacity to undertake the program.

  • The applicant must possess sufficient English language proficiency.

Multimedia Career Opportunities

This course responds to the impact of audio-visual media capture technologies and the creative potential of software packages for generating, processing and manipulating audio-visual media. Students who have completed a Master of Visual Art in Multimedia are on their way to becoming experts in their fields and through their research, they would have developed work that demonstrates their skills and knowledge in the field. Graduates can excel in careers as, for instance,  Multimedia Artists, Animators, Multimedia Production Managers or even Multimedia Education Facilitators.

Master of Visual Arts in Multimedia