Modes of study:
The degree programme in Graphic Arts at the Faculty of Graphic Arts and Visual Communication of UAP includes a full spectrum of artistic attitudes and means of expression. They are represented in many ways. The basic form is the educational process composed of presentations, exhibitions and exploring a whole range of techniques of graphic arts and printmaking. An important element of this process is the exchange with national and foreign centres of artistic education. One outstanding undertaking of the Department of Graphic Arts of the Faculty of Graphic Arts and Visual Communication of UAP is the Student Graphic Art Biennale. It has been organized for more than a decade. The works submitted for this nationwide competition are exhibited in Poland and abroad.
Types of courses:
The curriculum of Graphic Arts includes practical and theoretical courses. Students of the first year of BA studies attend general courses and courses in fine arts, as well as basic courses in graphic arts. It creates a chance to discover a variety of techniques and means of expression. The basic training students receive enables them to select the techniques they wish to master in the following years. Another crucial element of the educational process of the degree programme in Graphic Arts is the interrelation between art and design. This is why student of the first year attend courses related to graphic design such as the basics of design, preparation for printing or computer workshops. Starting from the second year of studies, students of Graphic Arts select their main and supplementary studios. Each studio has a unique programme which means that each student is equipped with an extraordinary set of skills.
Students create their own works based on the techniques they learn and develop new skills by participating in individual and group consultation. Apart from core-curriculum courses, students attend courses in drawing, painting or sculpture. It allows them to gather new experiences, knowledge and skills necessary to develop their own artistic activity and to create a wider artistic context. Throughout the course of studies, students have a chance to attend freely selected studios of art or design. This is what makes our offer unique nationwide.
MA studies offer a possibility to create advanced works that bring together graphic techniques from different studios selected by students.
The degree programme in Graphic Arts is based on six studios. Each of them has an autonomous, original programme which, by supporting each other, enrich the educational offer of the whole programme.