Welcome to WSOA, the top interdisciplinary school of arts in South Africa.
Positioned in the vibrant centre of the continent's cultural capital, this interdisciplinary school provides a showcase for some of the country's most significant academic and artistic talent, and for the performance and display of work by leading playwrights, artists, musicians, and public intellectuals.
With its emphasis on comprehensive professional training in dramatic arts, fine arts, history of art, music, film and television and digital arts and because of its reputation for intellectual and academic thoroughness, the school offers students a superb preparation for the contemporary professional sphere.
At WSOA we aim to build, through focusing on critical thinking and critical creative production, a generation of public intellectuals and artists who will support the interests of an interrogative and varied South African democracy.
WSOA provides a showcase for some of Africa’s most significant academic and artistic talent. With emphasis on quality professional training in digital arts, dramatic art, fine arts, history of art, music, film and media studies and television and because of its reputation for academic excellence, it offers students superb preparation for the contemporary workplace.
WSOA students have access to a range of specialised teaching environments, including theatres, music venues, fine arts studios, digital media laboratories, television studios, and multimedia libraries.
Students also have the opportunity to participate in the increasing number of international exchange programmes attracted to the school by its excellent reputation.