Bachelor and Master of Visual Arts – Fine Arts Printmaking
Practicing printmaking as a high-level set of skills, students are stimulated to apply it as a contemporary visual language expressing their personal artistic research. Students will acquire all the printmaking techniques needed to build a strong technical background enabling them to ‘think through print’. Topics such as intaglio, block printing, lithography and silkscreen are some of those included.
Bachelor and Master of Visual Arts – Fine Arts Sculpture
To develop a thorough coordination of hand, eye and body actions is crucial to discover the true creative potential of sculpture. More than creating a mimetic representation of reality, students will be challenged to articulate a highly personal artistic strategy. One of the main studio subjects is composition. The aim of composition is to help students detach from the formal limitations of figure study. This allows them to develop and sharpen their artistic scope, be it in a more figurative realm or another direction. During the master programme, students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to address an autonomous artistic proposal and translate it into a cohesive (sculptural) body of work.
Bachelor and Master of Visual Arts – Graphic Design
The Graphic Design department emphasises the interaction and relationship between different artistic disciplines including layout, illustration, multimedia, typography, photography and drawing. Students deepen their knowledge and understanding of graphic design by doing practical assignments, workshops and exercises while studying the discipline’s history, digital techniques and production. They also take part in an internship to gain experience.
Bachelor and Master of Visual Arts – Jewellery Design and Gold and Silversmithing
This programme is a platform for exploring creativity and design through the subject of jewellery. With a focus on production techniques we work in a variety of materials including precious metals, synthetics, wood and textiles. In a structured curriculum, we provide affective learning blocks for both making and designing, during which students are expected to develop their individual creative identity. We invite guest lecturers, give workshops and arrange visits to symposiums and exhibitions across Europe to cultivate a good understanding of the broad spectrum of jewellery design in a contemporary world.
Bachelor and Master of Visual Arts – Photography
The department of Photography aspires to form artists/photographers by making them conscious of technical, conceptual and aesthetical aspects of the medium. Professionals with an active career in the field will guide you through creative processes. Theoretical and critical courses are aimed to familiarise students with historical and contemporary photographic practices and technologies. Through producing, presenting and interpreting images, students develop an authentic voice. Alumni of our department find their way as autonomous artists, free-lance photographers, curators, critics or educators.