© 2015 by Elfriede Dreyer

Academic Career


Extraordinary Professor, Department of Art and Music, University of South Africa



2003 - 2014; Senior lecturer leading to Full Professor of Fine Arts, University of Pretoria, South Africa and Head of the division of Fine Arts   

1990 - 2003: Lecturer, Department of Art History and Visual Arts, Unisa, including Head of Department and ex-officio Director of the Unisa Art Gallery from 1997



Dystopia and artifice in later D Litt et Phil (Art History) (Unisa), 1996-2001. Title of thesis: 20th century visual culture

International Diploma in Interactive Multimedia (media-gn, Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen), 1996

MA (Fine Arts) (Unisa) 1988-1992. Title of dissertation: A hermeneutic investigation of the ‘parergon’ in artmaking with special reference to Anselm Kiefer

BA (Fine Arts) (Unisa) 1981-1987. Majors: Painting (mixed media) and Art History

Teachers Licentiate in Piano (UP), 1976-1978

Postgraduate Higher Education Diploma (HED) (UP), 1974

BA (UP) 1970-73. Majors: Afrikaans, French, Philosophy