Information about the Faculty

The Faculty of Fine Arts at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica is a higher education public school of the university type.
Founded on July 1st, 1997

The Faculty of Fine Arts covers accredited study programs at all three academic degree levels:

  1. Bachelor Degree: Audiovisual media/ Intermedia and Digital media, Graphics, Painting, Sculpture
  2. Master Degree: Free Fine Art
  3. Doctoral Degree: Free Fine Art, daily and external study form
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The study programs realized at the Faculty of Fine Arts put emphasis on a wide scale of independent students’ activities and inventive thinking. The education process prefers a dialogue form of teaching in the studios. This means the teacher sensitively and individually leads the student to being able to ask relevant questions within the intentions of the particular program in order to be capable of viewing the problem from several aspects and formulate analytical and critical view of the given problem, the students himself and the world. The faculty puts big emphasis on evaluation of presentations and final works during the semesters.

Solving partial problems in a particular program, specialization or field of study anticipates certain algorithm which moves from the percept to the concept; from perceptually structured activities, through the following transcription with precisely set partial problem; to assignments of completely different character, which by their character and extent suitably complement and at the same time help to create notion and discourse thinking. It mostly deals with questions of uncovering eidetic talents of imaginative element and emotionalization of artistic expression, searching and explaining, realizing one’s won limits, or holistically perceived process of self-creation and self-reflection on the background of globalization processes of consciousness and culture. 

Student of the Faculty of Fine arts is led toward certain level of visual literacy and esthetic consciousness in order to be able to search for and find his human and artistic identity along the lines of artistic media and technologies.