Fine Art and Design
Faculty: FFA Acad. year: 2022/2023
Type of study programme: Master's
Degree awarded: Ing.
Language of instruction: English
Specific admission requirements: Condition for admitting is obtaining a bachelor's degree and pass successfully the admission exam as well.
Profile of the programme: Academically oriented
Mode of study: Full-time study
Standard study length: 2 years
The Fine Art and Design programme (FAAD) aims at students who seek to develop an independent and original creative practice in the field of fine art or design. The programme curriculum places an emphasis on facilitating creative experiments and collaboration, while also sustaining self-reflection and critical scrutiny in a caring and responsive setting. Further emphasis is placed on students' ability to conduct research based on their practice and for the purposes of their practice.
The Fine Art and Design programme encourages a broad range of experimental, interdisciplinary, and collaborative approaches to art and design making in a total of 16 studios led by experienced tutors active in the contemporary art and design scene. On top of that, students can apply to practice in a studio led by an internationally renowned visiting artist. Studio-based practice is complemented by lectures and seminars in which Fine Art and Design students with diverse media practices and creative approaches are brought together to examine how their practices operate across different cultural, social, and intellectual contexts in a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment. The programme offers students a unique opportunity to experiment with different media and to experience different approaches to fine art and design and their critical framing by allowing them to pursue their practice in a different studio each semester. Additionally, students can customize curriculum to suit their individual needs by choosing from a wide array of elective courses covering a broad range of theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
The aim of the programme is to equip students with competencies that would allow them to produce individual and collaborative work that is innovative, critical, and engaged in contemporary fine art and design debates. Graduates of the programme are able to take up a career as independently practicing artists or designers or as part of creative teams and interdisciplinary collectives. They are also well-suited for pursuing PhD programmes in the fields of fine art, design, and related disciplines.
The Faculty of Fine Arts makes effort to integrate students with special needs in studies.
Subject specific knowledge:
High level of knowledge and understanding in the fields of art/design theory and history of art/design; ability to apply this knowledge in creative practice;
Knowledge and understanding in the field of research through art/design; ability to articulate research concerns of creative practice;
Knowledge and understanding in the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities relevant to specific concerns of creative practice; ability to deploy this knowledge for innovative objectives of creative practice;
Understanding of what constitutes professional excellence in contemporary art/design; comprehensive understanding of the individual artistic and critical concerns of creative practice at a level of professional excellence;
Well-informed insight into contemporary technologies of art/design making.
Subject specific skills:
Ability to undertake independent practice, starting from finding and articulating a relevant topic, through determining project objectives and appropriate creative means and methods, to implementing a creative plan and creating the work of art/design;
Ability to choose appropriate creative and technological solutions, ability to outsource work to specialists when appropriate;
Ability to apply conceptual knowledge and critical reasoning for self-directed aims;
Ability to subject the process of making of works of art/design, the ideas and concepts involved, and the works themselves to critical scrutiny;
Ability to carry out independent research based on creative practice or for the purposes of creative practice; ability to communicate research outputs.
Ability to present creative practice at a level of professional excellence (exhibitions at art galleries and museums of art, art competitions, public presentations, funding applications);
Ability to discuss creative work competently; ability to take part in a debate on contemporary art/design at an expert level;
Ability to work collectively, ability to assume different positions within a collective structure;
Ability to defend creative practice as socially relevant;
Willingness to expand knowledge, skills, and competencies.