19 Best Art & Design schools in South Africa

Below is the list of best universities in South Africa ranked based on their research performance in Art & Design. A graph of 54.3K citations received by 12.3K academic papers made by 19 universities in South Africa was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

  1. For Art & Design

    University of Pretoria logo
    Enrollment
    56,483
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    1908
  2. For Art & Design

    University of Cape Town logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1874
  3. For Art & Design

    University of South Africa logo
    Enrollment
    420,000
    Male:Female
    36:64
    Founded
    1873
  4. For Art & Design

    University of the Witwatersrand logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1922
  5. For Art & Design

    University of Stellenbosch logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1918
  6. For Art & Design

    North-West University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    96%
    Enrollment
    26,439
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    2004
  7. For Art & Design

    University of KwaZulu-Natal logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    2004
  8. For Art & Design

    University of Johannesburg logo
    Enrollment
    49,910
    Founded
    2005
  9. For Art & Design

    University of the Free State logo
    Enrollment
    37,000
    Founded
    1904
  10. For Art & Design

    University of the Western Cape logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    18,720
    Male:Female
    40:60
    Founded
    1959
  11. For Art & Design

    Rhodes University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    8,200
    Founded
    1904
  12. For Art & Design

    Nelson Mandela University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    2005
  13. For Art & Design

    Cape Peninsula University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    2005
  14. For Art & Design

    Tshwane University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    2003
  15. For Art & Design

    University of Fort Hare logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1916
  16. For Art & Design

    University of Zululand logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1960
  17. For Art & Design

    University of Venda logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1982
  18. For Art & Design

    Durban University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    2002
  19. For Art & Design

    University of Limpopo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1959

The best cities to study Art & Design in South Africa based on the number of universities and their ranks are Pretoria, Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Stellenbosch.