Organisational structure of The Institute of Fine Arts


During the classes at the Department of Printmaking, students get full freedom and possibilities to develop their artistic skills and capabilities, inspired and guided by highly qualified pedagogical staff. Participating in classes focused on graphic design, printmaking, artistic and applied photography, multimedia, visual structures, or information technology, they gain knowledge on using the traditional graphic workshop skills and new technologies (e.g. computer graphics, digital video and photography) for creative and utilitarian needs. In the various studios, they design such prints as posters, book covers, calendars, folders, etc. They learn typography, lettering and computer graphics. They develop their skills in such techniques as linocut, stone lithography, metal, dry point, etching, aquatint...

In two richly equipped photo studios, they learn digital photography, traditional photographic techniques, work with light and foundations of applied photography. They create their own visions in artistic photography. They prepare animated films, experimental and multimedia installations. They gain basic knowledge of the use of graphic software, work with computer and peripheral devices. Exercise classes prepare students to use graphic software in graphic design. The goal of the visual structures studio is to shape individual sensitivity and creativity through the development of a manner of feeling and perceiving matter. The intermedia studio develops the students' creative dispositions in the area of the intermedia activities, using media techniques which serve creation and recording.

A broad spectrum of themes in practical classes, enclosed in the framework of educational programmes, allows students both gaining technical knowledge and developing artistic awareness in their areas of interest. An important complement to these skills is the knowledge transmitted during lectures in history of art, iconosphere, history of contemporary art, contemporary art critique. There is also a possibility if becoming familiar with the multicultural heritage of Warmia and Mazury. The "Acta de Arte" magazine, edited by the Institute, publishes monographs devoted to different artistic issues. The best theses in the field of art theory are published in it as well. The students' and teachers' creative achievements are presented at numerous individual exhibitions in Poland and abroad. The works were exhibited in countries including Greece, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Ukraine, Russia, Mexico.

The graduates who become specialised in one of the disciplines taught by the Department, may look for work in advertising agencies as graphic designers, photographers, copywriters; in photo studios and labs, become self-employed using multimedia technologies, or create their own art.



Along with the establishment of the Faculty of Art, appeared the idea of creating a new Department of Painting and Sculpture. It is an organizational unit which gives classes for the major: Artistic Education in the Field of Visual Arts at the first and second degree of education.

It consists of three painting studios, a drawing studio and a sculpture studio. Painting is the basic and specialist subject, drawing being the complementary one.
Recruitment to the sculpture studio is opened depending on the amount of interested students. The form of teaching the subject is mainly exercises with the model.

In the case of painting (and drawing during the 1st year), the classes at the initial the stage of education are based on still life study. Then, the issues discussed during exercises pass through the model and nude study, to finish with questions related to contemporary art.
After the first year, students are obliged to take part in a two-week painting and drawing outdoor study trip.