Department of Visual Arts

The Department of Visual Arts is a Department that this part of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.

The Department has programmes that apply science and technology focusing on fashion and fine art. 
It offers undergraduate and graduate programmes in the instructional offerings already mentioned.

Programmes in the Department






Diploma: Fashion

3 years

Cambridge Street

Fine Art         

Diploma: Fine Art            

3 years

Cambridge Street

Advanced Diploma: 
Fine Art

year or years

Cambridge Street


Administrative Staff

Head of Department                       

Mr P Mbanya, ND: Fine Art, BTech (Fine Art) (BT) Cum Laude, BTech Business Admin (WSU)

Telephone +27 (0) 43 704 4840/801


Academic Secretary                       

Ms N Siswana, ND: Office Management (BT), BTech Management (BT), BA Communication Science (Unisa)

Telephone +27 (0) 43 704 4801


Machine Mechanic                           

Mr H Williams (BT) [BC]



Ms L Mclaren, N Dip Fashion Design (CT), BTech Post School Edu (TSA), BTech Fashion (PET), M Ed (UFH)

Ms M Akrasi-Boateng, ND: Fashion (Peninsula Technikon), B Tech Fashion (Natal Tech)

Mr AS Sepeng, N Dip Fashion (PTA Tech), B Tech Fashion (PTA Tech)

Mr A Monyepao, NDip Fashion (TUT), B Tech Fashion (TUT)

Ms N Peter, N Dip Fashion (ML Sultan Technikon), BTech Fashion (Natal Tech), MTech Entrepreneurship (DUT), MED HE (UKZN)

Ms B Malotana, ND: Fashion (ECT) BTech Fashion (PE Tech)

Fashion Technician

Ms S Nodada, BTech: Fashion (Pta Tech), ND: Fashion (Pta Tech)


Associate Professor

Prof J Steele, PHD History, Fort Hare University, MA Art History (Cum Laude) (Unisa), BA Hons Art History (Cum Laude) (Unisa), HED (Unisa), BA (Rhodes)


Mr B Ngobese, MAFA (DUT), BTech: Fine Art (DUT), NDip: Fine Art (DUT)

Ms H Osner, N Dip Fine Art (ELTC), NH Dip Fine Art (BT), MTech Fine ART (NMU)

Mr R Letsatsi, BA Fine art (Wits), MA (UK) (City Univesity)

Mr L Ncokazi, ND: Fine Art, BTech Fine Art (Cum Laude) (BT)

Fashion Technician

Ms S Sotewu, ND: Fine Art, BTech Fine Art (Cum Laude) (BT), MVA (Unisa)

Minimum Admission Requirements

Grade 12/Matric

  • A Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification with a minimum of E – symbol or (3-4)(HG) in English (Second Language)

FET Colleges

  • Graduates from FET Colleges with an N6 qualification in the related field, of which all N5 and N6 subjects obtained a minimum of 50%, are allowed to submit their academic record and apply for the credits of the first year of study in the ND: Fashion.
  • National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4: Consult HOD for details of admission requirements.