Master of Arts (MA) in Graphic Arts


Program Description

Master of Arts (MA) in Graphic Arts

The traditional studios of typography, lithography, intaglio, serigraphy, offset and digital graphics teach the skills which, when mastered, enables free experimentation and mature artistic expression. The students are familiarised with various graphical techniques so as to be able to select the ones they find the most appropriate for their own artistic work.

Letterpress Printing

Head: professor Andrzej Bobrowski
Assistant: Agnieszka Cholewińska

Students will learn about traditional pressing techniques, including wood engraving, linoleum printing, plaster relief printing and tailored printing methods. The aim of the courses it will be to train the students to create their own pieces rather than copying previous concepts. Training will be provided to help the students to aptly consider the two phases of print creation: the matrix and the print itself. The students will be encouraged to synthesize and to simplify their work. Another aim of the course will be to educate the students to use their knowledge to efficiently resolve the creative challenges they face and to make them fully aware of the creative process as a quest as they strive to overcome their limitations. A broad study of artistic graphics will be provided, covering its historical background and contemporary trends, with a particular emphasis laid on letterpress printing.


Head: professor Grzegorz Nowicki
Assistant: dr Krzysztof Balcerowiak Laboratory: Michał Tatarkiewicz

Students will learn about the use of various artistic techniques during their first year of studies. They will be also encouraged to seek out their own means and areas of artistic expression. In the second year, the students will choose the workshops where they wish to carry on their studies.


Head: professor Stefan Ficner
Assistant: Maksymilian Skorwider Laboratory: Ryszard Wojciechowski

Students will learn the basics of plate printing and gain the capabilities necessary for further studies as well as for the development of their artistic stance. There will be a focus on sensitive image perception, including mastering graphics skills and an in-depth knowledge of the relevant notions and concepts. Meet-ups will be arranged in the workshop for practice and discussion as well as to correct the works as needed. Furthermore, lectures in contemporary graphic arts will be given. In the 1st and in the 2nd year, the students will be assigned subjects on which to work. Their progress in mastering lithography will be assessed, along with their achievements as regards the use of acquired skills to express their personal artistic attitudes.


Head: professor Piotr Szurek
Assistant: Marek Glinkowski
Laboratory: Katarzyna Salińska

The course will introduce the students to the basics of graphics. The students will learn about the techniques of drypoint, etching, aquatint, Vernis mou etc. and will be able to combine these. The curriculum will be versatile, adaptable and tailored to the overall course level as well as each student’s preferences. Project work will be subject to approval and consultation with the head of the department. It will be emphasized that printing is not simply a mechanical method of copying, but also a tool for an artistic creative act. The students will learn about intaglio techniques and graphic arts in a broader context. Furthermore, they will be encouraged to stimulate their artistic sensitivity so as to be able to launch their own personalized creations.

Screen Printing

Head: professor Mirosław Pawłowski
Assistant: Jarosław Janas
Laboratory: Paweł Pacura

The objective of the course is to provide the students with the ability to work independently, both in the field of the methods used and artistic expression. Particular emphasis is placed on mastering the necessary skills (which will be achieved by a range of practical classes during the 2nd and 3rd years of studies). The students will then follow tailored curricula, working on 3 to 4 subjects. The course will enable the students to stimulate their creativity. Each project will be discussed individually, and ongoincounselingng will be provided at subsequent stages.

Last updated Feb 2019

About the School

The Poznan University of Arts has been in existence for over 90 years. It was established in 1919 as the School of Decorative Arts and was later transformed into the State Institute of Art.

The Poznan University of Arts has been in existence for over 90 years. It was established in 1919 as the School of Decorative Arts and was later transformed into the State Institute of Art. Read less