Duration of programme: 8 semesters
The diploma programme Fine Arts offers comprehensive training with the possibility of choosing an individual focus in the fields of Sculpture –Transmedial Space, Experimental Art and Painting & Graphic Art. Fine Arts students are taught skills required for a successful career as freelance artists active in a variety of disciplines or as cultural workers of national or international scope. Thus students may choose the focus of their work at the beginning of the programme or later on during its course, drawing on a wide range of courses from craft techniques to media-oriented work or a combination of the two. From the 2nd programme phase onwards, students may follow either the Fine Arts or the Applied Studies of Culture and Art track, or combine both in parallel.
Animated film – Computer – Cultural Studies – Print Graphics – Experimental Film – Photography – Gender Studies – Installation – Concept – Art and Public Space – Art History – Art Theory – Lighting – Painting – Performance and Action – Philosophy – Project Management – Space – Sculpture – Sound – Video – Perception Theory – Drawing
The Fine Arts curriculum covers the following key qualifications:
a) Conceptual skills: the ability to realise where to take which artistic action.
b) Implementation skills: in the fields of Painting & Graphic Art, Sculpture – Transmedial Space, Experimental Design.
c) Theoretical competence: scientific theory as a source of inspiration, instrument of research and critical reflection, and tool for developing and using argumentation skills.
d) Organisational skills/professional techniques: entrepreneurial and communication skills for self-organisation.
The programme offers extensive practical and theoretical training aimed at developing an independent artistic focus and the capacity to achieve an autonomous position in the art business. The programme provides options for access to any professional activity in the fine arts or art-related fields including those hitherto unknown or yet to evolve. Apart from the professional aspirations of visual artists in different media, these activities comprise applied visual arts, curatorship, exhibition design, art criticism/review, art theory or those areas in the cultural business directly related to the visual arts.