University of Arts in Poznań

Introduction

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.

In 1946 it was renamed the State Higher School of Fine Arts. In September 1996 the school was approved to become the Academy and was once again renamed. The Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań finally after 14 years became the University of Arts in Poznań.

The frequent changes of the school’s name resulted from the continuous development of its structure and faculties as well as a tradition of an Academy that is subject to ongoing transformation, a tradition of being open to the quest for artistic and intellectual values. The school has always been a melting-pot for various concepts and many disciplines of art, from classical to contemporary, and never has a single artistic, designing or aesthetic doctrine been allowed to prevail.

Today, Uniwersytet Artystyczny w Poznaniu is a school that continues to expand its educational profile. Its broad scope of activities differentiates it from other higher artistic schools in Poland. It provides a full range of media and facilities that reflect all the current trends in contemporary art and its artistic profile is well recognized all over the country.

University is one of leading institutions in Poland recognized by Rzeczpospolita and Perspektywy as the best polish Fine Arts university-level institution in 2003.

Our students’ and graduates’ artistic achievement is often awarded. Ms. Aleksandra Woldańska, Ms. Maria Milenko (both studying Graphic Design) and Mr. Szymon Skrzypczak (studying Artistic Education) won first prizes of EU Commission poster and logo competitions in 2006 and 2010. University cooperates with universities in Europe, Americas, and Asia. University is involved in the realization of many different EU sponsored projects dedicated to the development of cultural heritage understanding. University being an international institution runs international arts and design workshops and conferences. Among most known competitions the University of Arts organizes Biennial of Students Graphics and co-organizes Biennial of Photography.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Polish

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Master of Arts (MA) in Graphic Arts

Campus Full time October 2018 Poland Poznań

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 [+]

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 BobrowskiAssistant: 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 synthesise 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.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Industrial Design

Campus Full time October 2018 Poland Poznań

Industrial design training combines a creative and humanities education with technical knowledge. The students are exposed to specific design tasks, which prepare them for cooperation with the industrial world and for independent design work. The Academy cooperates with many industrial plants, which enables the design concepts developed during the courses to evolve into prototypes and be presented to prospective manufacturers at industry exhibitions in Poland and abroad. [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Industrial Design

Industrial design training combines a creative and humanities education with technical knowledge. The students are exposed to specific design tasks, which prepare them for cooperation with the industrial world and for independent design work. The Academy cooperates with many industrial plants, which enables the design concepts developed during the courses to evolve into prototypes and be presented to prospective manufacturers at industry exhibitions in Poland and abroad.

Studio of Product Interpretation

Head: professor Jadwiga FilipiakAssistant: dr Artur Świtalski

The objective of the course is to provide students with the ability and knowledge needed to work in a design team as well as act as an independent designer. The student will learn about the cultural, physical and psychological needs of humans. The topics relate to the formation of the immediate environment, while proper attention is given to the needs of the disabled. The subjects offered will help the students develop their skills to perceive, recognise and define the design needs around them, scrutinize the functions creatively and deliver a creative planning / design reaction.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Interior Design

Campus Full time October 2018 Poland Poznań

The key objective in interior design training is to develop the student’s sensitivity and spatial awareness. To achieve this goal, the students learn and participate in the development of an architectural language, [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Interior Design

The key objective in interior design training is to develop the student’s sensitivity and spatial awareness. To achieve this goal, the students learn and participate in the development of an architectural language, with architecture being perceived as the art of space forming and integrating all artistic disciplines. Creating an awareness of responsibility for the social consequences of design actions is another important component in interior design training. Artistic sensitivity, creativity, a professional approach and know-how are the crucial concepts at interior design school. The in-depth study syllabus includes training in design techniques as well as other specialised courses.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Intermedia

Campus Full time October 2018 Poland Poznań

The syllabus will be taught at the following studios: photography and intermedia activity, performing arts, spatial performance, video, space forming and transforming, audio art, and interactive arts. [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Intermedia

The syllabus will be taught at the following studios: photography and intermedia activity, performing arts, spatial performance, video, space forming and transforming, audio art, and interactive arts. This scope will ensure the students receive a wide knowledge of contemporary artistic phenomena and practices in which the most innovative media techniques are deployed. The graduates will acquire unique capabilities which will allow them to professionally approach the design and implementation of complex artistic expressions with the application of state-of-the art techniques.

Studio of Spatial Performance

Head : dr Mirosław BałkaAssistant: Karolina Kubik... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Painting

Campus Full time October 2018 Poland Poznań

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 [+]

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 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... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Photography

Campus Full time October 2018 Poland Poznań

In the studios there are realized topics related to photography as autonomous expression referring to tradition as well as photography being a dialogue with other media: intermedia and computer photography. [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Photography

In the studios there are realized topics related to photography as autonomous expression referring to tradition as well as photography being a dialogue with other media: intermedia and computer photography. Students are also prepared to work on the advertising photography market. Practice completes lectures on the history of photography, photography techniques, contemporary photography and new media. Students have at their disposal: laboratory, darkrooms, flashlight studio, continuous light studio, computer studio and library.

Studio of Spatial Performance

Head : dr Mirosław BałkaAssistant: Karolina Kubik

The objective of the studio is to assess the status of the spaces around us, and make an attempt at forming them in a creative manner. By defining our own place and exchanging views with the individuals who represent other places, the students establish zones of communication and can assess their interaction. The students perform both at the school itself and in city spaces. Their intention being to draw the attention of public to the social and political issues that affect their environment. Objectives: the students will acquire the ability to undertake artistic quests, the scope of which will be subject to their unique preferences and skills. They will gain the ability to manage public space without detriment to their autonomous artistic environment. They will also learn not to be frightened by the spaces of others.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Sculpture

Campus Full time October 2018 Poland Poznań

In addition to conventional, “old-school” sculpting techniques, the Academy offers alternative syllabuses. Parallel with real space sculpture we propose a new concept of sculpture and its environment employing new technologies [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Sculpture

In addition to conventional, “old-school” sculpting techniques, the Academy offers alternative syllabuses. Parallel with real space sculpture we propose a new concept of sculpture and its environment employing new technologies, including virtual space. The students can select their classes with regard to their own preferences for developing their sculpting skills at our excellent metal foundry, and workshops in ceramics, plastics and stonework, as well as professional holographic studio.

Studio of Sculpture 3

Head: professor Danuta MączakAssistant: dr Karolina Komasa

MA studies

keyword themed tasks on a variety of socio-cultural and environmental issues. Keyword-based work is a trigger for the students to create pieces of sculpture from the perspective of their own unique imagination, intuition and experience and reflect their own individual perception of the world. The students can follow their own tailored curricula in consultation with the professors.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Stage Design & Fashion Design

Campus Full time October 2018 Poland Poznań

Department of Scenography at the Faculty of Architecture and Design consists of five design studios, which conduct an interdisciplinary design and artistic educational work directed at conscious and responsible shaping of... [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Stage Design & Fashion Design

Department of Scenography at the Faculty of Architecture and Design consists of five design studios, which conduct an interdisciplinary design and artistic educational work directed at conscious and responsible shaping of visual identity of the ‘stage’-the nearest environment. Stage Design and Fashion Design as specializations refer to creating ‘occasional space’ (theatre, TV studio, exhibitions, shows, spectacles, parades etc.).

Program Stage Design (Scenography)

Department of Scenography at the Faculty of Architecture and Design consists of five design studios which conduct an  interdisciplinary design and artistic educational work directed atconscious and responsible shaping of visual identity of the ‘stage’-the nearest environment.... [-]


Master of Arts in Artistic Education

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years October 2018 Poland Poznań

Existing since 1985, the faculty of Artistic Education has undergone several modifications in order to emphasize and enhance the uniqueness of its field of study, the combination of theory and practice in arts. [+]

ARTISTIC EDUCATION (in Fine Arts)

Modes of study: full-time first-cycle studies (3 years) full-time second-cycle studies (2 years) (starting in 2018/19)

Specializations: Interdisciplinary Arts and Cultural Education Cultural Promotion and Animation

Description of the field of study:

Existing since 1985, the faculty of Artistic Education has undergone several modifications in order to emphasize and enhance the uniqueness of its field of study, the combination of theory and practice in arts. In addition to three painting and two drawing studios run by internationally established artists, the faculty of Artistic Education offers five art studios which are matchless in Poland, the Studio of Transdisciplinary Projects and Researches, the Studio of Open Interpretations of Art, the Studio of Art in Public Space, the Studio of Creative Projects and Activities and the Studio of Book Art.... [-]


Contact

Uniwersytet Artystyczny w Poznaniu

Address Uniwersytet Artystyczny w Poznaniu P.O. BOX 191Al. Marcinkowskiego 29
Poznań, Lublin, Poland
Website http://uap.edu.pl/kontakt/
Phone +48 61 855 25 21