We warmly invite you to attend the international conference Gardening of Soul: Resources of Perspectives, which will take place on 22 and 23 February 2024.
The activities of the department are built on the belief that the specific language of visual and artistic culture can express different dimensions of our existence than that of verbal and scientific language. Through mapping, exploring, and interpreting phenomena and trends in visual culture, it strives to create a foundation for the application of visual art in the contemporary world. The concept of the department is based on the idea that the creation of a complete artwork enables a diverse and broad cultural community capable of self-reflection, arising from a dialogue of various approaches, creative, theoretical, or historical.
The department provides education in theoretical and historical subjects of a more general nature for undergraduate students. It offers lectures on the history of ancient cultures, Christian art of Europe, and the development of modern visual and artistic creation. Study plans are further enriched by courses focused on the specifics of individual fields of study, particularly the history of photography and electronic media, as well as the history of design and artistic craftsmanship. The bachelor's study plan also includes seminars dedicated to basic orientation in aesthetic and theoretical space and current cultural developments.
The mission of the department is to provide students of the faculty with foundational skills in techniques of drawing, painting, graphics, and spatial creation. This practical education is undergone by design and applied arts students, as well as students of photography and digital media, each following different paths within their study plans.
The Drawing and Painting Studio is focused on the development of drawing and painting skills and techniques. The instruction primarily centers around still life and figurative composition, with a significant emphasis on painting technology. This technology exposes students to both traditional and contemporary techniques.
In the Graphics Studio, students gain practical experience with traditional graphic techniques such as lithography, intaglio, screen printing, and more.
The Spatial Creation Studio introduces students to the fundamental aspects of three-dimensional artistic disciplines, such as objects, sculptures, installations, along with their basic techniques, materials, and tools, emphasizing the relationship between space and form.
The department also manages comprehensively equipped workshops for processing wood, metal, plaster, stone, as well as the latest digital technology of 3D printing.