Work and learn in South Africa this winter
October 7, 2010

The new NSCAD Art in Schools initiative offers a current student the opportunity to spend the winter 2011 semester in Cape Town, South Africa, participating in a unique community service learning project: studying the positive effects of creative programming on learning outcomes of grade school students.

The NSCAD student will work as an “artist in residence,” alongside both a student from Stellenbosch University and a local artist at a public school in a township outside Cape Town. Together, they will help learners to explore creativity within the context of an established school curriculum. The three-person team will also establish partnerships with local organizations, bridging the school and the community.

In addition, the NSCAD student will also be given studio space in the Department of Visual Arts at Stellenbosch University and participate in a fourth year seminar course. The Art in Schools study abroad opportunity is worth 15 credits towards a degree requirement and, thanks to the generosity of a close friend of NSCAD, the entire cost of this experience - beyond regular tuition and fees – will be covered.

Deadline for application: Friday, October 15, 5 p.m.

For full details, please see the linked PDF document or contact President David B. Smith at