Specializations:rnInterdisciplinary Arts and Cultural EducationrnCultural Promotion and AnimationrnDescription of the field of study:rnExisting since 1985, the faculty of Art Education and Curatorial Studies has undergone severalrnmodifications in order to emphasize and enhance the uniqueness of its field of study, therncombination of theory and practice in arts. In addition to three painting and two drawing studios runrnby internationally established artists, the faculty of Art Education and Curatorial Studies offers fivernart studios which are matchless in Poland, the Studio of Transdisciplinary Projects and Researches,rnthe Studio of Open Interpretations of Art, the Studio of Art in Public Space, the Studio of CreativernProjects and Activities and the Studio of Book Art.rnBesides the studios’ transdisciplinarity between the arts and other fields of studies such as sociology,rnor biology, the faculty of Art Education and Curatorial Studies puts an emphasis on the liaisonrnbetween traditional media such as drawing and painting plus their contemporary interpretations,rnand modern media like photography and video, the interdisciplinarity. Accompanied are thesernpractical studios by numerous theory subjects concentrating on art theory, art criticism, pedagogicsrnand the animation and promotion of art, which reflects the second focus of our faculty: thernconnection of theory and practice.rnTypes of courses:rnStudents of the faculty of Art Education and Curatorial Studies can specialize in two courses:rnInterdisciplinary Arts and Cultural Education or Cultural Promotion and Animation.rnThey are free to choose any of the ten interdisciplinary art studios from our faculty and additionallyrncourses from other faculties. To ensure that students get a wide knowledge and learn as manyrntechniques as possible, they’re encouraged to pass through all offered studios at the faculty of ArtrnEducation and Curatorial Studies. In addition to the obligatory theoretical subjects such as PolishrnLanguage and Art History, students of Art Education and Curatorial Studies – depending on thernspecialization – are taught in pedagogy, art marketing, art criticism, journalism and methodology tornguarantee an extensive know-how of the promotion of art besides the individual artistic techniques.rnFurthermore, students participate in one-week art workshops where they develop their skills whilernworking intensely on one project
University of Arts in Poznan
University of the Arts Poznan (UAP) is a modern university that continues the best traditions of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan.
UAP is the only art university in Poland that provides education not only in the field of art. Students can also choose engineering and purely theoretical fields of study. The extensive university structure and highly qualified tutors, whose number is proportional to the number of students, allow for the development of excellent student-tutor relations. Each project implemented in art and design studios is an experiment. All tasks are open and performed with the active participation of professors, assistant professors, assistants and technical staff.
DESIGNrnModes of study:rnFull-time first-cycle studies (BA)rnFull-time second-cycle studies (MA)rnFull-time third-cycle studies (PhD)rn(no specializations)rnDescription of the field of study:rnThe Department of Design has developed its own study program to nurture students to work asrndesigners. It offers both theoretical courses and workshops, which are conducted in design studios.rnThe Department cooperates with external companies. Students take part in design competitions,rngaining invaluable experience for their future profession. In the first year, students attend a series ofrnworkshops, during which they familiarize themselves with the work and approaches of teachersrnworking in the Department of Design. At the beginning of the second year, students independentlyrnchoose studios, in which they implement ‘big-point’ and two ‘small-point’ projects. This enables themrnto benefit from the teaching and professional experience of individual academics. The workshops arernsupplemented by exercises in two laboratories: the Laboratory of Material Projects and thernLaboratory of Design Transmission. Students must participate in a compulsory plein air designrnworkshop, during which they learn different methods of solving design problems. The study programrnends with integrated placement.rnTypes of courses:rnStudents are offered practical and theoretical courses. They can discuss their achievements withrnteachers during individual supervisory meetings. Students are required to participate in a plein airrnworkshop organized by the Department of Design and take an internship in a company specializing inrnspecific design-related projects
Description of the field of study:rnUniversity of the Arts Poznan is the only art university in Poland to offer studies in the field ofrnFurniture Design. The new formula of the study program focuses on continuous development andrnoffers an innovative view of the profession of a furniture designer in order to strengthen its positionrnin the rapidly changing labour market. Students learn to create innovative design solutions takingrnaccount of the aesthetic, technological and market criteria. Courses cover issues in the area of logic,rnaesthetics, ethics in the profession of a designer and sustainable design. Most classes are conductedrnin design studios devoted to furniture, architecture, urban planning and landscape design. Projectrnactivities are complemented by general and fine arts courses and those for this field of study. The aimrnof the program is to prepare students to work with companies and individual clients. Project tasksrninclude a broad spectrum of individual and team actions, ranging from experiments, research projects,rnand innovations to projects implemented for series production. The program also includes plein airrnpainting workshops, furniture workshops, thematic competitions and promotional exhibitions. It isrnsupplemented by placements in furniture factories and manufacturing plants.rnTypes of courses:rnLectures, multimedia presentations, analytical studies, prototyping and modelling workshops,rnmanufacturing furniture in 1:1 scale, individual supervisory meetings, panel discussions devoted tornfurniture design.
Specializations:rnGraphic techniques (full-time first- and second-cycle studies)rnGraphic design (full-time and part-time first- and second-cycle studies)rnDescription of the field of study:rnThe educational process at the Department of Graphics supports a wide range of artistic attitudesrnand project activities. Graphics is taught on several levels. Students learn a wide range of graphic andrnprinting techniques and present the effects of their work at exhibitions. All projects in the field ofrngraphic design are based on thorough knowledge. Individual design studios often collaborate withrnexternal companies, for whom students implement customized orders. Students also developrncompetition projects and undertake interdisciplinary exercises. They master professional design skillsrnand search for individual creative solutions.rnTypes of courses:rnThe didactic process involves practical and theoretical courses. During practical courses, studentsrndevelop their projects in selected major and supplementary courses (starting from the second year ofrnthe first-cycle studies). Students participate in individual and group supervisory meetings with theirrntutors, learn to analyse issues being discussed, explore graphic techniques and seek individualrncreative solutions. Courses take place in graphic art and graphic design studios, as well as in drawingrnand painting studios, where students develop their skills and acquire the knowledge necessary forrntheir own creative activity. During workshops, students learn about historical and contemporaryrntechniques of graphic reproduction. During theoretical classes, they gain the necessary knowledge inrnthe areas of psychophysiology of vision, semiotics, philosophy, art history, history of graphics,rncopyright and many related disciplines.
Specializations:rnInterior DesignrnExhibition DesignrnDescription of the field of study:rnInterior Design is the oldest field of study at University of the Arts Poznan, educating students forrnnearly 90 years. It is currently part of the Department of Interior Design and Stage Design.rnThe study program ensures comprehensive development of students. They can choose fromrnnumerous studios specializing in interior design, exhibition design, design transmission techniquesrnand other related disciplines. Practical workshops are complemented by specialized theoreticalrncourses.rnIn addition to the program for this field of study, students attend general art courses in drawingrnstudios and other independently selected art studios and a block of courses in the humanities.rnThe main aim of the study program in the field of Interior Design is to prepare students forrnindependent individual work and teamwork. Our objective is to educate responsible, consciousrndesigners, capable of a critical and creative approach to interior and exhibition design, who canrnappreciate and protect existing values and are eager to seek new solutions.rnThe first-cycle studies nurture students to become professional interior designers and exhibitionrndesigners. During the second-cycle studies, they can further develop their creative, innovative andrnhighly individualized approaches to design.rnTypes of courses:rnStudents of Interior Design are free to choose any studio related to their field of study and two otherrncomplementary studios offering varied study programs. In addition, they can study in art studios atrnthe other departments of UAP. The individual art and design study program is complemented byrnrn
Specializations:rnIntermedia (first- and second cycle studies)rnExperimentalfilm(first-cyclestudies)rnDescription of the Field of Study:rnStudents of Intermedia can choose one of two specializations: Intermedia and Experimental Film.rnThe study program is focused primarily on the issues of contemporary art in the field of rapidlyrndeveloping new media and communications technology, as well as experimental phenomenarnoccurring within the existing disciplines. Students can familiarize themselves with a wide range ofrncontemporary issues and artistic practices. They can develop their individual artistic reflection onrncontemporary culture and acquire unique skills, which are necessary to professionally design andrnimplement complex visual and audio-visual artistic projects using modern techniques andrntechnologies. The study program is supplemented by specialist subjects related to the theory andrnpractice of experimental film.rnThose specializing in Experimental Film can deepen their knowledge and skills associated with therndynamically developing artistic discipline. They have the opportunity to use a variety of filmrntechnology and make creative experiments.rnIn addition to basic knowledge and skills related to a wide range of intermedia activities, studentsrnlearn about problems and techniques associated with motion picture production. They learn to usernaccessories and equipment used in film production. They also learn the basics of digitalrnpostproduction.rnThe aim of this specialization is to educate artists who can consciously and professionally use modernrntechnologies and know the specific language of motion picture.rnrnTypes of courses:rnThe study program includes general academic courses and general art courses, courses related to thernfield of study and theoretical classes. Students participate in art workshops where they develop theirrnmedia and intermedia projects, videos and experimental films, sound projects and performativernprojects. They attend lectures devoted to art theory, contemporary art, new media, etcrnrn
Description of the field of study:rnLandscape Design has been established as an independent field of study based on the forty-yearrnteaching and research tradition in the area of Bionics in Design. The Department of Bionics andrnLandscape (formerly the Department of Bionics) has professional teaching and research staff. Overrnthese years, some 1,500 students have designed and explored several thousand works on naturalrnsystems and forms and their application in design projects. Since 2002, the Department of Bionics hasrnconducted teaching and research works in the area of cultural landscape design. The University of thernArts in Poznan is the only university in Poland to offer Landscape Design as an independent field ofrnstudy. Its aim is to produce landscape designers of the highest professional quality who canrncontribute to the revitalization and maintenance of distinguished spaces in the urban landscape.rnThe scope of problems covered by the Landscape Design study program is different butrncomplementary to the landscape architecture study programs offered at universities of life sciences.rnIn our view, landscape is an expression of bygone culture and an area where we can transfer ourrnspiritual presence to future generations. Distinguished spaces are sites, logos, brands and images ofrnparticular areas, towns and villages. They have their own genius loci. The transcendent spirit evokes arnunique, extraordinary aura that stimulates development of creative thoughts and skills.rnTypes of courses:rnFirst-cycle studiesrnStudents are free to choose courses and pursue their individual educational pathways. In addition,rneach student has the option to use paraphernalia available at the university. Each studio offers arnunique study program. Students can change studio at the end of each semester or continue theirrnstudies in the studio they chose in the previous semester. At the end of their second year of studies,rnstudents must take a four-week placement. Second-cycle studies Individual studies are based onrnresearch and projects. Students can develop active and creative attitudes that are necessary tornbecome cultural landscape researchers and designers. They acquire unique qualifications thatrncombine practical artistic skills and scientific expertise. Students are free to determine the type andrnscope of their interest.
Description of the field of study:rnThe study program enables students to familiarize themselves with different ideological andrnmethodological approaches to the field of study and develop their individual creative activity. Thernstudies are based on sound workshop practice and theoretical reflection on contemporary culturernand traditions. They enable students to acquire unique artistic competence in painting and preparernthem for independent creative activity based on classical and modern imaging technologies.rnProfessionalism is combined with knowledge of the social and market conditions of artistic work. Allrnart and theoretical classes are conducted on the basis of original program. The teaching staff at thernFaculty of Painting and Drawing are active artists, managers of culture, art critics and theorists. Thernfaculty cooperates with many universities, research institutions and galleries in Poland and abroad.rnOur students and graduates participate in prestigious exhibitions and competitions. Many of themrnhave won awards and honours.rnTypes of courses:rnStudents majoring in painting learn the history of painting, art and contemporary culture. They learnrna variety of painting techniques and develop their artistic consciousness and social skills. Theyrnbecome prepared for independent creative work using classical and modern imaging technologiesrnand are able to combine their practical skills with knowledge of the social and market conditionsrnrelated to the profession of an artist. The first-cycle studies in painting last 6 semesters (3 years). Theyrnare full-time studies. Students can choose individual studios at the Faculty of Painting and Drawingrnand other faculties of University of the Arts Poznan (UAP). The second-cycle studies in painting last 4rnsemesters (2 years). They are full-time studies. Classes take the form of supervisory meetings.rnStudents are obliged to choose three supervisors: two supervisors in painting and one supervisor inrndrawing in the first year; two supervisors in painting in the second year. Supervisory meetings can bernprovided only by independent UAP employees who hold at least a doctoral degree with ‘habilitation’.rnIn exceptional cases, with the consent of the faculty council, supervisors may be research andrnteaching staff with a PhD degree. Each supervisor is required to conduct a minimum of threernsupervisory meetings per semester. The manner and scope of supervisory meetings are described inrnthe curricula, which have been published on the website of the university.
Description of the field of study:rnUniversity of the Arts in Poznan was the first higher education institution in Poland to introducernphotography courses at the university level. Over its twenty-seven years of experience, it hasrndeveloped its own study program, introduced photography as a separate field of study and, above all,rntaken many artistic and research initiatives. The university has also established internationalrncooperation initiatives. It holds an international competition – Photo Diploma Award – conferencesrnand symposia, exhibitions and numerous publications. Graduates have accomplished excellentrnachievements and many are recognized artists, teachers and curators of photography.rnThe Department of Photography has professional teaching and research facilities, consisting of a flashrnlight and daylight studio, a computer lab, a darkroom, a reading room and a specialized library.rnStudents can rent modern photographic equipment and accessories. In addition to regular coursesrn(part-time studies include weekend courses, which take place every two weeks on average), studentsrnof photography participate in exhibitions, plein air painting workshops and meetings with artists.rnThey run the Student Research Club, publish the magazine COMO, and participate in workshops andrninternational exchanges of students. Photography courses (obligatory and optional) are conducted inrnseven photography studios. Students attend technical courses, workshops, seminars and theoryrnclasses. The staff are experienced, active photographersand photography theorists. For morerninformation visit: fotografia.uap.edu.pl, facebook.com/fotografiauap.rnTypes of courses:rnThe university runs seven photography studios and offers technical workshops in studio photography,rndigital photography editing, classical and hybrid photography, working with large-format cameras andrnmultimedia portfolio.rnThe workshops are complemented by theoretical courses in the history and theory of photography,rnart history, issues of contemporary art, the use of photography for the purposes of exhibitions andrngalleries, copyright, etc.rnEach semester (winter and summer) ends with an examination session. In the last year of studies,rneach student develops a diploma project in a selected photography studio. Students propose thernsubject of their diploma projects and together with their supervisor, they set a range of artisticrnproblems to be tackled. An open public defence of the diploma project is evaluated by the committee.