Dr René Smith

Rene smithPosition:
Executive Dean: Faculty of Arts and Design
Telephone:
031 373 6517
Email:
ditab@dut.ac.za

Dr René Smith is a media and development researcher, scholar and speaker. She has a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She has served on a range of governing boards and committees including the Review Board of the Film and Publications Board. She has also served in Icasa’s Broadcasting Monitoring and Complaints Committee (precursor to the CCC). She has worked in and consulted for civil society, public and private sectors and has lectured in media and communications at various institutions across South Africa.

Deputy Dean Prof Brian Pearce
Faculty Office: DUT City Campus
Tel: 031 373 6317
Email: ronickas@dut.ac.za

Secretary to Executive Dean Ms Dita Buthelezi
Tel: 031 373 6517
Email: ditab@dut.ac.za

Admin Assistant Ms Ronicka Sirputh
Tel: 031 373 6317
Email: ronickas@dut.ac.za

Faculty Officer Mr Pragasen Reddy
Tel: 031 373 6522
Email: reddyp@dut.ac.za

Mr Andile Dube
Information and Communications Officer
Tel: 031 373 6455
Email: andiled@dut.ac.za

Faculty Office DUT City Campus
Tel: 031 373 6520
Fax: 031 373 6518

Overview

Welcome to Durban University of Technology’s Faculty of Arts and Design, where ideas come to life. As a contemporary faculty we are made up of intellectuals who are energised creative thinkers. Our students are encouraged to create, engage and innovative.

We have a long reputation of producing artists of both national and international stature. A significant number of our graduates are easily absorbed in the job market while the entrepreneurial and venturesome become self-employed and invariably become creators of employment for others.

The Faculty of Arts and Design excels in training students to unlock their expressive and artistic talents. Its philosophy is based on the notion that human talent and potential are unlimited.

The Faculty offers programmes that are nationally and internationally acclaimed. To assist creative students whose high school education was not orientated towards the Arts, the Faculty of Arts and Design offers an extended curriculum programme called Arts Extended.

 

VISION

  • To be a preferred Faculty for Design and the Arts

MISSION

  • To educate and inspire a new generation
  • To advance creativity
  • To engage interdisciplinary knowledge

VALUES

  • Discovery
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Ubuntu
  • Professionalism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow us on Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DUTFacultyofartsanddesign/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DutFoAD

Instagram: @dutartsanddesign

#loveArtandDesign

HoDs’ Contact Details

DRAMA AND PRODUCTION STUDIES

Head of Department: Prof Deborah Lutge

Secretary: Lebo Sibisi – lebohangs@dut.ac.za; 031 373 2194

http://www.dut.ac.za/faculty/arts_and_design/drama_production/

 

FASHION AND TEXTILES

Head of Department: Mrs Sunthra Moodley

Secretary: Bilkis Razak – bilkisr@dut.ac.za; 031 373 3750

http://www.dut.ac.za/faculty/arts_and_design/fashion_textiles/

 

FINE ART AND JEWELLERY DESIGN

Head of Department – Mr Chris De Beer

Secretary: Queeneth Novuka – queenethn@dut.ac.za; 031 373 6600/ 6674

http://www.dut.ac.za/faculty/arts_and_design/fine_art_and_jewellery_design/

 

MEDIA LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION

Head of Department (Acting) – Ms Ayesha Mall

Language Practice, and Translation & Interpreting Practice

Programme Coordinator: Mr Sibusiso Dlamini

Secretary: Barbara Ndlela – ndlela@dut.ac.za; 031 373 6804

 

Journalism

Programme Coordinator: Ms Ayesha Mall

Secretary: Lindiwe Ntombela- lindiwenp@dut.ac.za; 031 373 6614

http://www.dut.ac.za/faculty/arts_and_design/media_language_communication/

 

English and Communication (Subject Service Unit)

Programme Coordinator: Ms Terry Herd

Secretary: Portia Mseleku – portiam1@dut.ac.za; 031 373 2823 / 6767

 

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Head of School (Acting): Dr Mamothibe Thamae

Secretary: Upasna Rampersadh – UpasnaR@dut.ac.za ; 033 845 8927

http://www.dut.ac.za/faculty/arts_and_design/school_of_education/

 

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY

Head of Department (Acting): Prof Brian Pearce

Secretary: Wendy Hein – wendyh@dut.ac.za; 031 373 6627

http://www.dut.ac.za/faculty/arts_and_design/video_technology/

 

VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN

Head of Department (Acting): Mr Nic Human

Graphic Design

Programme Coordinator: Mr Nic Human

Secretary: Parveen Randeree – parvenr@dut.ac.za; 031 373 6648

 

Interior Design

Programme Coordinator: Sue Barrett

Secretary: Senele Nhlumayo – senelen@dut.ac.za; 031 373 6503

 

Photography

Programme Coordinator: Dr Abdul Bhorat

Secretary: Nomfundo Msomi – nomfundom1@dut.ac.za; 031 373 5430

http://www.dut.ac.za/faculty/arts_and_design/visual_communication_design/

DUT Arts and Design Digital Festival #Digifest

The festival is a celebration of the arts and technology. It seeks to facilitate inter disciplinary teaching and learning practices in design, creative and performing arts, as well as to showcase student and staff work. Simultaneously, the festival aims to promote collaboration and partnerships in the integration of technology and digital media in the arts.

Facebook: DUTDigiFest

Twitter: @DigitalArtFest

Instagram: @dutdigifest_

#DUTDigifest   #loveArtandDesign

Faculty Newsletter: Softcopy

Softcopy is a direct response to calls for improved communication as identified at the outset of the Faculty of Arts and Design strategic planning process.

Part of our commitment to engagement includes opening up to the public; hosting weekly research seminars, national and international guests, as well as promoting student and staff exchanges.

Read the newsletter here:

https://issuu.com/softcopy.dut.fad