Field of Studies

Art Education

Art Education offers a Master’s degree programme in visual arts education. Graduates are qualified to teach art in the comprehensive schools, upper secondary schools, vocational schools, and in visual art schools for children and the youth. The major in art education consists of cumulative modules in practical art education, image theory, artistic expression and research. One of the minor subjects is called Community, Art and Environment study module, during which students can concentrate on either environmental art issues or on performative art questions. The teaching in the art education programme has been developed to address the variety of responsibilities students encounter in present and future art education.

Audiovisual Media Culture
Media studies are located at the crossroads of art, science and technology. On the one hand, the field undertakes to understand and explain the role of computer-based media in modern society and the future; on the other, it offers artistic, theoretical and analytic tools with which students refine their own artistic expression and production. The programme emphasises independent work in an international artistic and research-oriented environment.

Clothing Design
The degree programme approaches the profession of clothing design from a multidisciplinary and artistic point of view. The aim is to combine knowledge of the practices of the field with university-level research and thereby to offer challenging perspectives into research, design and practical applications. At the heart of fashion and clothing design lies high-quality design, focused not only on the fashion trends of the day but also on special working garments and sports apparel for specific target groups, as well as on the use of innovative materials and technologies. Further points of emphasis are creative, artistic design of unique dresses or theatre, movie and experience clothing, as well as research in these areas. Design and research spring from a user-driven perspective and students are guided towards making a future career of participatory design. Clothing design studies include designing outfits and collections for various target groups, as well as patterning and commercialisation, material science and project practices. The all-encompassing objective for the field of study is to produce responsible design according to the principles of sustainable development. The professionals who graduate from the degree programme can find employment as experts and designers in the clothing industry or the fashion trade, as teachers or researchers, or as independent designers of fashion collections.

Graphic Design
The degree programme in graphic design educates designers within different areas of graphic design and visual communication. The education focuses on analytical, aesthetic and practical aspects in varied media contexts offering both analytical and theoretical studies, which provide a foundation that enables students who are interested in research to continue from a masters towards a post graduate doctoral. The degree programme includes courses in typography, applied graphics, information graphics, visual culture and representation to name a few. The graphic design degree programme prepares designers for a wide variety of responsibilities in field of graphic visualization.

Industrial Design
Industrial design students receive training in the development of industrial products, environments, services and methods of design research. The industrial designer brings both aesthetic and functional dimension – the user experience – to product development process. The wide range of studies available in the university faculties allows students to focus on subjects best corresponding to their interests. The program contains also design and research projects which complement the knowledge acquired in practical problem solving assignments.

Interior and Textile Design
The studies in Interior and Textile Design approach interior design from the perspective of interaction between humans and spaces. The starting points lie in user-driven interior and textile design. Textiles are one of the most important elements of interior design. They can be functional textiles in the home, artistic elements in public spaces, acoustic surfaces or innovative parts of the built environment. The interior and textile designer is a person who influences the aesthetic, experiential and multisensory qualities and well-being of a space. The studies encompass textile design and production, textile art and spatial design. Thanks to studies in design technology, students learn to build visual, multisensory complexes. Three-dimensional modelling allows them to design and analyse spaces. The final space is the origin and context of textile design. Traditional product development and research of decorative and functional textiles have given way to the design and research of diverse spaces, interior designs and materials. New technical advances and materials have opened opportunities in the fields of art, textiles and architecture. Some of the most interesting applications and research environments in the field, besides homes, are modern tourism and service environments. Within these, some of the focal points of research and design are well-being, multisensory qualities and functionality.

Fine Art and Cultural Studies
Art and Cultural Studies provides the faculty’s degree programmes with foundation courses in art theory and practice that include drawing and painting, sculpture, printing, and photography. In addition, the department offers students the possibility to choose a minor in art history, cultural history, fine arts and in photography. Advanced-level studies are offered in art history, cultural history and in fine arts. The department also supports the faculty’s doctoral level studies by organizing seminars and in tutoring doctoral students.