University of KZN Masters in Digital Arts Student Awarded Prestigious Research Scholarship in Belgium

University of KZN Masters in Digital Arts Student Awarded Prestigious Research Scholarship in Belgium

  • A University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) student received a coveted research scholarship from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium
  • The scholarship is part of a two-year collaborative project to enhance her skills in her chosen field
  • Bhavna Pather, a Masters's student at UKZN, was filled with joy after hearing she had been chosen for the scholarship

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Bhavna Pather will head to Belgium to complete a two-year programme.
UKZN student Bhavna Pather heads to Belgium after being awarded a prestigious scholarship. Images: UKZN/Getty Images.
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Bhavna Pather, a Masters in Digital Arts student, has received a coveted research scholarship.

Bhavna will be travelling to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium and flying the South African flag high.

The prestigious scholarship is awarded to outstanding students

The scholarship is part of a two-year collaborative project between Digital Arts in the School of Arts, the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) and the Artesis Plantijn University of Applied Sciences in Antwerp, funded by the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR).

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Pather is excited about what opportunities lie ahead for her

According to the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pather expressed her hope that the opportunity will lead to brighter and more excellent career outcomes.

The high-achieving student said:

"I hope this leads to brighter and greater things in my career, knowing that the experiences I receive from this opportunity are once-in-a-lifetime."

As part of the project, Pather will be involved in researching ways of developing and improving open-source software to be introduced into the curriculum in South Africa.

The scholarship is part of a 2-year project to enhance digital arts in SA

According to Digital Arts senior lecturer Dr Michelle Stewart, Digital Arts will participate in some thrilling events in South Africa over the next two years with the support of the CCA and the Belgian team.

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UKZN says The first of these events will occur during the CCA’s Artfluence Human Rights Festival in May.

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