The Department is largely of laboratory nature, thus the main study and education is performed in the laboratories of the visual and applied arts. The laboratory teaching is supplemented by theoretical courses intertwined with the courses of the laboratories, which structure the scientifically updated context of the curriculum.
The curriculum is structured in a way that allows students discovering different views and methods of artistic expression, by studying in the different laboratories of the Department. The programme aims to allow students to formulate their own, personal artistic identity, on which their artistic and professional career shall be based, so that the graduates are capable of working as an artist with sufficient skills and treat with a scientific method any practical and theoretical issues related to the artistic creation in general.
The courses in the Department of Fine Arts and Applied Arts are divided into two core categories:
Courses of Laboratory of Fine and Applied Arts
The courses of the Laboratories of Fine and Applied Arts are organised as follows:
- Courses of Fine Arts: A) Painting (three Laboratories), B) Sculpting (one Laboratory), C) Engraving (one Laboratory).
- Laboratory courses of applied arts: A) Digital Arts, B) Ecclesiastical Arts, C) Decoration Arts
The Theoretical Courses are organized as follows:
- Theoretical Courses
The Theoretical Courses include courses from the following scientific fields: History of Art, History of Architecture, Aesthetics, Theory of Art, Sociology of Art, Museology, Cultural Management, Pedagogics, Didactics.
- Theoretical Laboratory courses
These refer to Theoretical - Laboratory courses from the following scientific fields: Architecture, Computing, Theories and Applications of Visual Arts, as well as courses from different fields supporting the courses of the laboratories of visual and applied arts.
- Foreign language.