Department of Fine Arts

Mission and Vision

Fort Hare is the first University, to offer Fine Arts Degree in South Africa, to the previously disadvantaged Black communities who were not allowed to study (Fine Art Degree) in the White Universities. The school was established to offer the much needed education denied to Blacks during the Apartheid era. 

Value Statement

Graduates who will emerge with theoretical knowledge as well as practical and creative expertise that will enable them to participate in diverse areas in the arts, both on the creative and management side, in community as well as in private and public projects.  They will have insights into the management of organizations in the arts; and be able to manage community projects, work in management consultancies, and apply their knowledge and skills in small business-like. Students will emerge as participating citizens addressing the needs of their communities through the application of knowledge and by applying their creative skills, forming creative partnerships between organizations/institutions, communities, local government and venture into tourist market.