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Short Courses and Certificate Programme 

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Module 2.2: Anatomy of a concept


Recognition: Certificate of Completion on completion of all 5 modules in this Short Course plus the assignments.

Course Category: Level 01

Target Audience: Artists and art lovers who want to understand how concept works in art and how the formal elements of the artwork create the conceptual content of the work. 

Course Duration: There is a one-month limit to do the courses after registration. It is difficult to determine how long it will take you to complete the course. The average time to read through the tutorial material is about 4 hours, but it can be longer, depending on how much time you spend on the links. This Module also has an assignment  to complete, which takes a variable amount on time.

Language: English

Course Value/Price: R500.00 VAT Incl/$38


In this module we analyse the anatomy of a concept in art. Concept is needed to develop artist's identity and focus, as well as obtain depth in content. We consider processes and methodologies in concept development. We look at methodologies of finding a concept. 

What you will learn:

Understand the relationship between form and content

How to use mindmapping techniques to uncover associations

How to make the periphery your focus

Avoid literalness and cliché in your concept development

Module notes are included.


There is an Assignment for this module. It is not compulsory. 

If you are doing the Certificate, you have to complete any seven assignments in order to receive a Certificate.

2. Short Course in Art Practice Advanced  


The Short Course will equip you with an understanding of more advanced techniques and methodologies in art production. More complicated methodologies such as found materials and multi-layering are investigated. This course is strongly aimed at the acquisition of skills and knowledge in art praxis.


FIVE modules and FIVE assignments are included. The assignments are not compulsory, but if you want to receive a certificate of completion for the Short Course, you have to complete TWO assignments.

  • You will receive a report on every assignment.

  • After registration you will receive a link to the study material which you have to work through. 

  • Several web links are included; please visit these and read through in order to maximise your learning experience.  



COURSE FEE:  R2500-00/$186   Enrol


Reduced course fee of R4600-00/$341 when you enrol for 2 Short Courses  Enrol

Individual Modules each: R500-00/$38 




Course material is online and not downloadable.

Course material for downloading is available at R1500.00/$112 per module in all Short Courses and the Certificate. 

The study material of a Short Course consisting of 5 modules is available for R7500.00/$557.

Contact Elfriede at in this regard.

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