Master of Arts (MA) in Painting


Program Description

Master of Arts (MA) in Painting

The student can select the most suitable of the several painting and art fabric classes. The syllabuses differ from class to class, varying from ones teaching conventional painting techniques to experimental studies encompassing the most modern painting concepts. Likewise, the students select the drawing classes which they consider themselves most eligible for. The range of drawing class syllabuses includes regular nature studies as well as the experimental perception of drawing as an autonomous artistic language. Drawing is a compulsory course for all our students.

Studio of Textile Arts 1

Head: professor Anna Goebel

This studio combines conventional techniques with experimentation to provide a platform for experiential exchange and encouraging genuine diversity for each and every student to be able to develop their interests. The curriculum encompasses workshops, tutorials, lectures, presentations and tailored projects. The students receive practical knowledge and get to know the theories behind mainstream weaving techniques, handmade paper, batik, felt and appliqués. We encourage the students to conduct their own evolving search for innovation by referring to traditional techniques from a novel perspective. We invite experimentation that leads to the creation of unique textiles and the development of personalised expression. The subjects covered are developed together with the students by in-depth discussions. The level of the student’s abilities and their independent approach to work determine the type of tasks. The aim of the studies is to form artistic awareness and develop the skills for creative questing by emphasizing the importance of the process itself as a method of achieving goals.

Drawing Studio 11

Head: Bogdan Wojtasiak
Assistant: Katarzyna Klich

The curriculum includes model painting related to leitmotifs, open-air classes, exercises of the imagination from keywords, as well as the students’ own subjects. The concepts of space, movement and object will be attempted. It is compulsory for the students to keep their sketchbooks as an ongoing personal record. During the MA studies, the students will be requested to construct their own tailored curricula that will be agreed in consultation with the professors. We avoid imposing any conventions and favour a variety of student artistic approaches.

Painting Studio 2

Head: Dominik Lejman

The curriculum will emphasise the equal importance of theoretical foundations and practical training for the personal progress of a student. The starting point for understanding the discipline of painting is an environment that provides a wide variety of tools and methods which allow unlimited access to all the contemporary ways of working with an image. Besides intensive studies of traditional ways of expression, the studio will emphasize extended forms of artistic painting. Teaching is not limited to any particular genre; however, the tutorials are based on references to past art history, with its powerful context, up to the most recent art. All these suggested themes are merely a starting point in the overall assessment of a student’s progress, which includes the formal qualities of their work as well as their conceptual approach.
MA studies
1. Reduction
2. Reconstruction
3. Redefinition

Painting Studio 12

Head: professor Janusz Marciniak Assistant: Kamil Banach

Fundamentals of the craft of painting. Working with the imagination and studies of nature, conceptualisation of an idea and vision. Art as a practical, sensual and spiritual experience. Main issues: composition and construction, colour propriety and abstract order in painting, the illusion of space and organization of the plane in painting, poetical spirit and symbolic sense, plus the material character of an artwork, and the relationship between aesthetics and ethics.

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