Accredited fields of study – Bachelor’s degree

Field of study 2.2.1. Fine arts, daily form

 

Organization of studies

 
Bachelor’s degree length of studies is 4 years. The studies are concluded by a state exam on history of art and esthetics and final bachelor work (academic title Bc.)
 

Study programs:

 

Field of study 2.2.1. Fine arts, daily form

 

Organization of studies

 
Bachelor’s degree length of studies is 4 years. The studies are concluded by a state exam on history of art and esthetics and final bachelor work (academic title Bc.)
 

Study programs:

 

Intermedia and digital media

Study program characteristics:

The structure of courses of the study program Intermedia-Digital media-Audiovisual media ensures a full-value education, corresponding with the content for first level field of study Fine arts.
In first year the students go through general preparation in Preparatory studio, where they will get acquainted with elementary processes in the area of intermedia art, digital technologies and photography.
In second year the students individually choose one of the three studios where they continue in their studies for the next 3 years. A student has a possibility to take during his bachelor studies an in-faculty internship at any department, with a rule that he may only take one studio in a given academic year. Professional work in studios has the biggest influence on students’ gradual formation of personal and artistic growth.
The studies in the studios provide the students with a lot of space for their own creative and personal development, which is concluded by independent bachelor practical work in 4th year. After a successful defense of the work and a successful passing of colloquial exams in history of art and esthetics the students are able to receive a bachelor’s degree title (Bc.)
A variety of technical and technological courses creates prerequisites for acquiring adequate practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the area of intermedia, digital media and photography. These are necessary for completing difficult tasks in the studio and for their creative use in creative practice. A part of bachelor’s degree study program Intermedia-Digital media-Audiovisual media are also compulsory and compulsory elective courses from the area of theory and history of fine arts, which make general theoretical basis of bachelor studies.
The students put their acquired knowledge into practice by participating in external workshops. This way they may confront their knowledge with their peers from other universities, acquire organizational skills, learn to work on a team and have a possibility to work on grant projects. Students may also choose and put into their study plan compulsory elective and elective courses from other departments. As for the languages the students have a choice to select one of three languages English, German, Spanish, as a compulsory subject for a period of three years. Besides that they have an option to study concurrently any of the three languages as an elective course.
Compulsory elective course bear a theoretical-technological character. They are an inseparable part of the study program Intermedia-Digital media-Audiovisual media. They enable the students to put the acquired knowledge into creative practice, in both commercial and free art work. Their content objective is set to suitably complement the studio studies. Some of the compulsory elective courses come with a prerequisite, which leads to one of the studios, or it is valid only within one course. The prerequisite instructs students to compulsorily pass a course in a certain period of the studies so he could continue in further studies within the selected studio.
Elective courses, or so-called Flexible practices, freely complement and widen professional knowledge of students. They are conducted mostly by doctoral students or external teachers and for this matter their content and field specialization may need to be adjusted every year based on the doctoral students’ professional profile.
From the second year of bachelor studies the students start their individual profiling based on the selected issues in the area of intermedia, digital media or photography. The students continuously put their acquired knowledge and skills at the exhibitions, film festivals, workshops and study stays abroad. They learn to participate at grand projects, where they can attest their ability to work on a team. They are able to form their own creative attitudes and they attest their abilities in organizational work within the school and out of it.

Bachelor’s degree graduate profile:

A bachelor’s degree graduate at the study program Intermedia-Digital media-Audiovisual media is a creative and active artist, working in the context of contemporary art. In his work he is able to use a wide range of creative approaches of two and three dimensional character. He is able to use the latest technological processes and digital media. Thanks to the acquired theoretical and professional knowledge and technical and technological skills he should be ready for professional and creative work in regional, city and professional TV studios. After completing supplementary pedagogical studies he can find a work as a teacher of an art subject at Elementary Art School. His creative and organizational abilities may find use also in cultural institutions or educational work. The graduate may find a work as a creative professional in various audiovisual studios, advertisement and graphics agencies, or as a self-employed entrepreneur in the field. The bachelor’s degree graduate receives the title bachelor (Bc.)

Graduate’s competence:

The studies in the studios provide the students with space for their own creative and personal development. The studios within bachelor study program Intermedia-Digital media-Audiovisual media are on one hand autonomous, on the other they have an integral character.
The teaching staff that is in charge of main courses is a guarantee of sustainability and development of students’ creative thinking within the purview of contemporary art for the future.
Inseparable part of quality professional growth is also theoretical preparation in theory and history of fine arts, esthetics and philosophy, and history of experimental film. The students obtain motivation for individual creative work by active participation at exhibitions, festivals and workshops at home and abroad.
After a successful completion of the first year the students are profiling in three areas of fine arts: intermedia, digital media and photography. After a successful completion of studies and receiving of the bachelor’s degree each student is sufficiently ready for independent creative work in various areas of intermedia art, digital art and photography. Technical and technological skills acquired in compulsory and compulsory elective courses help the students to handle the realization of semestral studio assignments and at the same time create prerequisites for adequate and full valued competence of the students for contemporary commercial and other professional work. The students acquire the basics in film editing and master various postproduction processes connected with photography or other audiovisual material processing. They are able to work and freely interconnect analog and digital media. They master the basics of 3D modelling, animation, television and advertising graphics. All this knowledge may be applied at work at various TVs, graphics studios or in advertising industry. During the studies the students have a possibility to attest their knowledge acquired at school at study stays abroad and during participation at two external workshops out of school. They confront their knowledge and creativity with other students, students from other fields, they learn to work on a team, but at the same time they prepare for an independent professional work. A possibility to study a foreign language for a period of three years creates a precondition for work abroad. Theoretical preparation and author analyses of one’s own works give the graduates on an ability to relevantly work with the language of art theory, esthetics and philosophy and also marketing, personal development and self-presentation. He can relevantly defend his artistic stance and go into confrontation with the practice and art life. He can dynamically react to offers for grants, projects and can adequately present himself in the creative industry. External workshops enable the students to effectively encounter professional and generation contacts, enable them to be active throughout Slovakia, away from their home academic environment and further confront themselves with their peers from other schools, whether artistic or close in their nature. All this creates a potential which the students may make full use of in their artistic practice, but also in a search for further education. Students also have an option to obtain a supplementary pedagogical education, which authorized them to teach at schools.

Study plan characteristics according to field of study description:
 
Compulsory courses:
Main themes of the core knowledge at a field of study are fulfilled in the following courses of the study program:

- studio production:
Preparatory studio
Digital media studio
Studio Photomedium
Studio Intermedia

- art history and art theory and esthetics basics:
Introduction into art history study, Media art introduction, Prehistoric Ages and Antiquity, Art in Middle Ages, Art in Renaissance and Mannerism, Art in Baroque and Rococo, 19th Century Art, European Avant-gardes and Modernism, World Art of the 2nd half of the 20th and 21st Century, Modernism in Slovakia, Slovakian Art of the 2nd half of the 20th Century, New Art History Chapters, Ancient Art Seminar, 1st half of the 20th Century Art Seminar, Contemporary Art Seminar, Diploma Thesis Seminar, Esthetics, History of Experimental Film

- interdisciplinary preparation:
External workshop , interdisciplinarity is a natural part of education in all the studios

- technological courses which have a supportive character of studio course:
Photographic Techniques, Film Editing, Photography Technology, Video Postproduction and DVD Authoring, Raster Graphics, Video camera

- drawing course:
Drawing and new media

- languages:
Students have an option to choose from 3 languages (English, German, Spanish) which are compulsory for 3 years.

Compulsory elective courses:
Compulsory elective courses supplement interdisciplinary and technological preparation of students and stimulate their activity toward the society requirements:

Architecture, Structure, Space, Digital modelling, Photo and other media, 3D modelling and animation, Organic 3D modelling, TV and advertisement graphics, Vector graphics and Desk Top Publishing

Elective courses:
They freely supplement or widen the problems relating to studies by technological or interdisciplinary disciplines

- Flexible exercises 1 and2: Public space, Video techniques
- Possibility to study any of the offered languages also as an elective course Foreign language (English, German, Spanish)
-Excursion: widens the knowledge of students in theoretical and also practical subjects
After successfully passing all compulsory courses, minimal set number of selected compulsory elective courses and after acquiring a given amount of credits, a student may start working on his final work.
After completing the State exam in art history and esthetics in front of a colloquial commission after a successful defense of practical final work the student receives a title bachelor (Bc.)

Graphics

Practical abilities and skills

The studies have a form of lectures, seminars and practical exercises, which offer a room for a student’s individual creative work.
Work in a studio is based on an individual approach of teachers toward their students. A freedom of opinion is respected, the studio is perceived as a laboratory where a student may attest their artistic processes and works with the graphic techniques with overlaps into other media. The basic educational model is based on solving a given topic, solving artistic issues and individual projects. During the process a student with cooperation of his teacher deals with theoretical and practical aspects of given assignments and problem solutions. Students should be able to formulate his own artistic intentions. He should be independent in decision-making and free in creating his own artistic language.
The studio seminar assignments are continuously evaluated by a form of regular corrections in in the studios. Each semester is concluded by semestral work, which is evaluated by a commission within the final semestral exhibition. Between 3rd and 6th semester students go through studio work. Based on an agreement with a teacher they sign up for one of three profile studios. During this period they work on given topics, usually being the same for all the same-year students. The themes cover a very wide scope, so the results have a different character by every student, based on his character and philosophical stance. The students search for their own means of expression and define their position in relations to available and actively sought information.

Theoretical knowledge

The students obtain their theoretical knowledge from the area of fine arts at the Department of Theory and History of Fine Arts. Educational process at this department at bachelor level of studies is organized as a system of general theoretical, professional and language preparation of students. By the selection and objective of the theoretical courses the department participates on the goals of the profile study fields and it adds to the educational potential of the school. To reach this objective the educational process includes as compulsory courses (disciplines) Art history, Esthetics, Artwork Analysis and a specialized professional discipline for artists Anatomy.
The knowledge acquired in the above mentioned scientific disciplines has a crucial role for professional level and preparedness of the students and the development of their intellectual abilities. The goal of the educational process at bachelor level of studies is to acquire basic knowledge about the evolution of artistic expression, genre differentiation and artistic thinking from the oldest ages until today. The stress is put on history of world art and it is followed by studying the examples from the history of artistic expression in Slovak territory. Within the Esthetics discipline the students obtain philosophical and esthetic view of the process of art and esthetic phenomenon. The course Artwork analysis teaches an ability to understand and explain meanings of artistic and non-artistic works on examples from both the history and present day art.
Specialized courses (Anatomy) teach the students to depict single parts and a whole body of a human as well as that of an animal or a plant, all from the point of view of a shape, expression and function.
Language preparedness is in the educational process understood as one of the conditions of professionalism in today’s world of communication. The focus is put on non-Slavic languages and is equal and compulsory part of the whole educational process. The students study one foreign language they choose in the first year and may also choose to study another one as an elective course. After signing up for it they are obliged to fulfil given requirements for elective courses. The study of foreign languages ends in the 3rd year. Students may choose from English, Spanish or German. The aim is to reach an advanced level of English language (basic active communication, study of specialized language, project work).
In the course Diploma seminar teachers prepare a student for his final theoretical bachelor work, which is in line with the topic of a practical bachelor diploma work in the particular study fields. The teachers of the department also consult the topic of a final practical bachelor work.
Teachers of the department regularly take part in evaluation of practical works, prepare reviews for semestral and final bachelor practical works.
A part of the educational process in theoretical courses is students’ evaluation. The teachers evaluate the state and level of students’ knowledge in theoretical courses continuously, during seminars and practices and through a prescribed evaluation for credits and exams. Testing is done by a form of written papers, tests or oral exams. Students’ duties include an active attendance at the lectures and seminars and also completing written seminar assignments. In order to be able to advance to next year or higher degree level and pass an exam students need to acquire a certain number of credits.

Painting

Practical abilities and skills

A characteristic feature of the whole educational process is initiation, orientation, continuous evaluation, free and non-forceful influence in an educational process of a compulsory subject- studio production with a significant support of compulsory elective courses. The study program supports the uniqueness of the painting medium as a live human need in his intellectual and spiritual scope.
High level difficulty study program begins in the first year with assigning topics, their analyses and realization based on the course characteristics and is supervised by a form of mutual communication between a teacher and a student in studio. Part of this process is also reflecting on contemporary tendencies in the field of artistic thinking. The conditions for a successful completion of a semester and advancing to next year of studies are regular and active attendance at lectures and seminars, communication with teacher, accepting semestral program, level of presentation and installation of semestral works, independent and authentic creativity.

Theoretical knowledge

The students obtain their theoretical knowledge from the area of fine arts at the Department of Theory and History of Fine Arts. Educational process at this department at bachelor level of studies is organized as a system of general theoretical, professional and language preparation of students. By the selection and objective of the theoretical courses the department participates on the goals of the profile study fields and it adds to the educational potential of the school. To reach this objective the educational process includes as compulsory courses (disciplines) Art history, Esthetics, Artwork Analysis and a specialized professional discipline for artists Anatomy.
The knowledge acquired in the above mentioned scientific disciplines has a crucial role for professional level and preparedness of the students and the development of their intellectual abilities. The goal of the educational process at bachelor level of studies is to acquire basic knowledge about the evolution of artistic expression, genre differentiation and artistic thinking from the oldest ages until today. The stress is put on history of world art and it is followed by studying the examples from the history of artistic expression in Slovak territory. Within the Esthetics discipline the students obtain philosophical and esthetic view of the process of art and esthetic phenomenon. The course Artwork analysis teaches an ability to understand and explain meanings of artistic and non-artistic works on examples from both the history and present day art.
Specialized courses (Anatomy) teach the students to depict single parts and a whole body of a human as well as that of an animal or a plant, all from the point of view of a shape, expression and function.
Language preparedness is in the educational process understood as one of the conditions of professionalism in today’s world of communication. The focus is put on non-Slavic languages and is equal and compulsory part of the whole educational process. The students study one foreign language they choose in the first year and may also choose to study another one as an elective course. After signing up for it they are obliged to fulfil given requirements for elective courses. The study of foreign languages ends in the 3rd year. Students may choose from English, Spanish or German. The aim is to reach an advanced level of English language (basic active communication, study of specialized language, project work).
In the course Diploma seminar teachers prepare a student for his final theoretical bachelor work, which is in line with the topic of a practical bachelor diploma work in the particular study fields. The teachers of the department also consult the topic of a final practical bachelor work.
Teachers of the department regularly take part in evaluation of practical works, prepare reviews for semestral and final bachelor practical works.
A part of the educational process in theoretical courses is students’ evaluation. The teachers evaluate the state and level of students’ knowledge in theoretical courses continuously, during seminars and practices and through a prescribed evaluation for credits and exams. Testing is done by a form of written papers, tests or oral exams. Students’ duties include an active attendance at the lectures and seminars and also completing written seminar assignments. In order to be able to advance to next year or higher degree level and pass an exam students need to acquire a certain number of credits.

Sculpture

Practical abilities and skills

The studies are in a form of lectures, seminars and practical exercises and are based on an individual teacher-student dialogue. A student works on assigned or his own artistic projects, searches for, composes and realizes his own artistic, media and technological processes and in cooperation with a teacher he formulates and forms his individual artistic opinion and a language of expression.
Evaluation of artistic, intellectual and qualitative level of individual projects is based on regular individual corrections in studios. Every semester finishes with a semestral work, which is evaluated both by the student’s teacher and a commission during the final semestral exhibition of works.

Theoretical knowledge

The students obtain their theoretical knowledge from the area of fine arts at the Department of Theory and History of Fine Arts. Educational process at this department at bachelor level of studies is organized as a system of general theoretical, professional and language preparation of students. By the selection and objective of the theoretical courses the department participates on the goals of the profile study fields and it adds to the educational potential of the school. To reach this objective the educational process includes as compulsory courses (disciplines) Art history, Esthetics, Artwork Analysis and a specialized professional discipline for artists Anatomy.
The knowledge acquired in the above mentioned scientific disciplines has a crucial role for professional level and preparedness of the students and the development of their intellectual abilities. The goal of the educational process at bachelor level of studies is to acquire basic knowledge about the evolution of artistic expression, genre differentiation and artistic thinking from the oldest ages until today. The stress is put on history of world art and it is followed by studying the examples from the history of artistic expression in Slovak territory. Within the Esthetics discipline the students obtain philosophical and esthetic view of the process of art and esthetic phenomenon. The course Artwork analysis teaches an ability to understand and explain meanings of artistic and non-artistic works on examples from both the history and present day art.
Specialized courses (Anatomy) teach the students to depict single parts and a whole body of a human as well as that of an animal or a plant, all from the point of view of a shape, expression and function.
Language preparedness is in the educational process understood as one of the conditions of professionalism in today’s world of communication. The focus is put on non-Slavic languages and is equal and compulsory part of the whole educational process. The students study one foreign language they choose in the first year and may also choose to study another one as an elective course. After signing up for it they are obliged to fulfil given requirements for elective courses. The study of foreign languages ends in the 3rd year. Students may choose from English, Spanish or German. The aim is to reach an advanced level of English language (basic active communication, study of specialized language, project work).
In the course Diploma seminar teachers prepare a student for his final theoretical bachelor work, which is in line with the topic of a practical bachelor diploma work in the particular study fields. The teachers of the department also consult the topic of a final practical bachelor work.
Teachers of the department regularly take part in evaluation of practical works, prepare reviews for semestral and final bachelor practical works.
A part of the educational process in theoretical courses is students’ evaluation. The teachers evaluate the state and level of students’ knowledge in theoretical courses continuously, during seminars and practices and through a prescribed evaluation for credits and exams. Testing is done by a form of written papers, tests or oral exams. Students’ duties include an active attendance at the lectures and seminars and also completing written seminar assignments. In order to be able to advance to next year or higher degree level and pass an exam students need to acquire a certain number of credits.