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Belfast College of Art

25-51 York St, Belfast BT15 1ED, Northern Ireland/ 0287.0123.456/

The Belfast School of Art, formally known as Ulster University's School of Art, is a School in the Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment in Ulster University which is physically located at the Belfast campus. Following the results of the Research Excellence Framework 2014 Ulster is ranked within the top ten for research in art in the UK. The School hosts an exhibition of the student's latest work annually, it is normally open to the public and free entry.



Bergen Academy of Art and Design
Strømgaten 1, 5015 Bergen, Norway/ 4755.587.300/

Bergen Academy of Art and Design (Kunst- og designhøgskolen i Bergen) or KHiB is one of the two independent institutions of higher learning in the visual arts and design in Norway. It is located in Bergen, Norway. Since a restructuring of the institution’s departments in 2012, the academy have consisted of two departments: Department of Fine Art and Department of Design. In the study year of 2015-16 there are approximately 350 students and around 100 staff members. In addition a range of continuing and further education courses are available.


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Designinstituttet AS

Sandakerveien 24, 0473 Oslo, Norway/ 4723.230.970/

Design Institute is a great start for those who wish to educate you in design and architecture. The competition for entering the colleges both in Norway and abroad is great, but after one year with us you have probably developed a knallfin portfolio and the code for the colleges' entrance examinations. Besides, you will know which study is best for you. Over the past few years, 90% of our students have entered the colleges they have applied for.

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Norwegian Theatre Academy, Fredrikstad
K. G. Meldahls vei 5, 1671 Kråkerøy, Norway/ 4769.215.000/

The Norwegian Theatre Academy is a department of the Østfold University College and is located in Fredrikstad, approximately 80 km from Oslo. The Norwegian Theatre Academy is exempted from the standard Norwegian university entrance requirements and acceptance is gained by assessment of artistic talent during audition, which means that anyone can apply. Because of the international profile there are no requirements for Norwegian language skills, though it is expected that non-Scandinavian students acquire an understanding of Norwegian during their course of studies. Norwegian Theatre Academy participates in the recently established Program for Research Fellowships in the Arts - a parallel to academic PhD programs that is one of the first of its kind in Europe.


Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Fossveien 24, 0551 Oslo, Norway/ 4722.995.500/

The Oslo National Academy of the Arts (Norwegian: Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, KHiO) is a university college in Oslo, Norway, that provides education in visual arts, design and performing arts. It is one of two public institutes of higher learning in Norway that teaches in visual arts and design, the other is the Bergen National Academy of the Arts in Bergen. Oslo National Academy of the Arts was ranked among the worlds 60 best design programs by bloomberg Businessweek.


Prosjektskolen art school, Oslo
Keysers gate 1, 0165 Oslo, Norway/ 4722.114.890/

Project School is a one-year / two-year art school run by active contemporary artists and offers a wide range of guest teachers and lecturers. The school, established in 2005, offers a unique teaching model in arts, where art's possibilities, rather than limitations, are at the center. The education provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of art with emphasis on contemporary art. Pupils are given space to develop their own originality and independence, so experimentation and contemporary art are in focus rather than classical exercises and determined styling.


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Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art

Grønnegata 1, 9008 Tromsø, Norway/ 4777.649.178/

The Department for Contemporary Art and Creative Writing in Tromsø is the world’s northernmost fine arts college. The Academy was started in 2007 and accepts only a small number of students each year for courses in fine arts and creative writing. The first MA students were enrolled in 2012 and, in the autumn of 2013, the Academy has its first PhD students. The Art Academy is a department in a faculty comprising the department of music and drama and from autumn 2013 also a MA programme in Landscape Architecture, which allows for collaborations and exchange between the departments. The faculty aims to maintain a high international level and to develop its own particular characteristics, thus offering an alternative to other degree courses in the arts.


Trondheim Academy of Fine Art
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), N-7491 Trondheim, Norway/ 4773.597.900/

Trondheim Art School was started just after the second world war by local artists who saw the need for a professional art education in the city. In 1979 the school became part of the Norwegian college system and in 1987 it was established as a national academy of fine art. Since 1996 Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (KIT) has been part of The Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Trondheim Academy of Fine Art is organized as a flexible and experimental educational institution and is well known as the first academy in the Nordic countries to offer education in media art. The academy is based on an interdisciplinary structure and pedagogical methods crossing traditional and technical borders.

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Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

Krakowskie Przedmieście 5, 00-068 Warszawa, Poland/ 4822.320.0200/

The Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw is one of the oldest and largest art institutions of higher education in Poland. The Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw provides art education in twenty eight different specializations and has nine faculties: Painting, Graphic Arts, Sculpture, Interior Design, Design, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, Media Art, Stage Design and Management of Visual Culture. There are more than 1500 students at the Academy and more than 300 academic teachers. Most of the professors are distinguished artists in their fields. Besides its educational functions the Academy plays an important role in the cultural and social life of the city. The Academy cooperates with a number of foreign research centres and educational institutions. Having more than 90 partner institutions the Academy takes an active part in the Erasmus+ programme. The Academy is a member of many international organisations, including among others, the NIKA, ELIA, Cumulus, and ENCoRE.

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Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts
ul. Plac Polski 3/4, 50-156 Wrocław, Poland/ 4871.343.8031/

The School of Fine Arts in Wrocław exists as an academic center for over two hundred years. Because of the stormy nature of European history, the history of the Shool itself can be divided info many different periods. However, the most clear are the two periods:from its beginning at the end of 18 th century to the break of World War II, and from the end of the war to the present day. In 2001 the renovated wing of the Academy at. Modrzewski, and in 2012 a new building called the Centre for Applied Arts and Innovation Centre, which serves as a teaching workshop, were opened. The building is equipped with the latest technology and workshop equipment in 9 laboratories and 42 classrooms.


Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk

Targ Węglowy 6, 80-836 Gdańsk, Poland/ 4858.301.2801/

The Academy was established just after the Second World War in 1945. A group of artists came to the Baltic coast with the task to rebuild a beautiful city of Gdansk and to restore its artistic life. The first academic year started under the name of State Institute of the Visual Arts in Sopot on October 15th 1945 with only 22 students. Later that year it was renamed to State School of Fine Arts. A close cooperation between painting and sculpture departments and applied arts such as interior design, design, ceramics and graphics was a distinctive feature of the first curriculum. In 1954 the registered office moved from Sopot to one of the architectural symbols of Gdansk – The Great Armoury Building. 1996 was the first year under the current name of the Academy of Fine Arts.


Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice

37 Raciborska Street, Katowice, Poland/ 327.587.700/

The Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice trains students in three areas: graphic arts, painting and design, in artistic and design faculties. The learning process covers two stages: BA and MA. A modern form of teaching allows students to individually shape the programmes of their studies while the option of selecting their subjects from all the departments ensures a wide offer and facilitates a comprehensive preparation for their future artistic or design work.

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University of Fine Arts in Poznań
Aleje Marcinkowskiego 29, 60-967 Poznań, Poland/ 4861.855.2521/

The University of Arts in Poznań, founded in 1919, throughout decades of continuous development became one of the best fine arts academies in Poland. The history of the school is one of changes brought on by the whims of socialist politicians. It is also a history of development, expansion and an independent life created by the personalities of its teachers and the fact that Poznan has always been one of Poland's leading artistic centres attracting talented artists from all over the country. The University aims to guarantee the best quality study opportunity for young artists through the work of professors, lecturers and administration members, knowing that art is described by cultural heritage of mankind.



Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts

plac Jana Matejki 13, 31-157 Kraków, Poland/ 4812.422.2450/

The Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, or the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts, is a public institution of higher learning located in downtown Kraków, Poland. It is the oldest Polish fine-arts academy, established in 1818 and granted full autonomy in 1873. ASP is a state-run university that offers 5- and 6-year Master's degree programs. As of 2007, the Academy's faculty comprised 94 professors and assistant professors as well as 147 Ph.D.s. On the 100th anniversary of its founding, in 1979, the Academy was named for Jan Matejko, its founder and first president, who contributed greatly to its artistic legacy. In 2008 the Academy joined Icograda (the International Council of Graphic Design Associations) and became that organization's first educational member in Poland.


Academy of Fine Arts Władysława Strzemińskiegoin, Łódź

Wojska Polskiego 121, 91-726 Łódź, Poland/ 4842.254.7598/

The Strzemiński Academy of Art Łódź (ASP Łódź) was established in 1945 as the Łódź State Art School. The school based on the achievements of the city’s pre-war avantgarde community with such excellent artists as Władysław Strzemiński, Stefan Wegner, Katarzyna Kobro, Karol Hiller or Samuel Szczekacz. This resulted in a unique character of the school, directly inspired by the artistic and didactic output of the Bauhaus movement and the didactic experience of Kasimir Malevich. Design practice was meant to be as important as the study of nature; a lot of attention was paid to development of visual perception conforming with the newest art trends. Władysław Strzemiński, an outstanding constructivist artist, theoretician and educator, organised the school from its very beginnings and deeply influenced the initial stage of its history. His innovative art and didactic ideas formed the character of the academy.


Academy of Music, Kraków

Świętego Tomasza 43, 31-027 Kraków, Poland/ 4812.422.0455/

The Academy of Music in Kraków (Akademia Muzyczna w Krakowie) is a conservatory located in central Kraków, Poland. It is the alma mater of the renowned Polish contemporary composer Krzysztof Penderecki, who was also its Rector for 15 years. The Academy is the only one in Poland to have two winners of the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw (Halina Czerny-Stefańska and Adam Harasiewicz) as well as a few further prize-winners among its alumni.

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The Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw

Miodowa 22/24, 00-246 Warszawa, Poland/ 4822.831.0216/

The Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw (Akademia Teatralna im. Aleksandra Zelwerowicza) is a public higher education institution in Warsaw, Poland. Its focus is on the theatre arts. It is in the Collegium Nobilium. It was founded in Łódź in 1946 and moved to Warsaw in 1949. It continues the tradition of the National Institute of Theatre Arts founded in Łódź in 1932. It was founded as the National Higher School of Theatre and received a patron (Aleksander Zelwerowicz) in 1955. In 1962 it received certification as a higher education institution. It received its current name in 1996.

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Fryderyk Chopin University of Music

00 368, Okólnik 2, 00-368 Warszawa, Poland/ 4822.827.7241/

The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (Uniwersytet Muzyczny Fryderyka Chopina, UMFC) is located at ulica Okólnik 2 in central Warsaw, Poland. It is the oldest and largest music school in Poland, and one of the largest in Europe. After Poland regained independence in 1918, the Institute was taken over by the Polish state and became known as the Warsaw Conservatory. The institution's old main building was destroyed during World War II, in the Warsaw Uprising. After the war, in 1946, the school was recreated as the Higher State School of Music. In 1979 the school assumed the name: Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy. In 2008 the school once again changed its name to the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music.

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Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts

Straszewskiego 21-22, 30-001 Kraków, Poland/ 4812.422.1855/

In 1946, by combining three schools operating in Krakow (the Acting School of the Old Theatre, the Acting School of the J. Slowacki Theatre and the Iwo Gall Drama School), Juliusz Osterwa established the State Drama School. During its initial period, the School offered three-year courses for drama students. After being renamed the State Higher Acting School (in 1949), the studies were extended to a four-year course. Its current name, PWST National Academy of Theatre Arts, was given in 1955. The Academy’s first faculty was the Faculty of Acting.


Art Department at the University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska University

Plac Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie 5, 20-001 Lublin, Poland/ 4881.537.5100/

Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej, UMCS) was founded October 23, 1944 in Lublin. It is named in honour of Marie Curie-Sklodowska. Currently the number of students is almost 36,000. The university has 302 professors (157 full professors), 231 habilitated doctors, 826 senior lecturers, and 1829 teachers in total. Total staff is 3628.To meet the growing demand for higher education, the university has established branches in other cities.


Art Department of Silesian University in Katowice

Bankowa 12, 40-007 Katowice, Poland/ 4832.3591.300/

The roots of the University of Silesia date back to 1928, when the Institute of Pedagogics was established in Katowice. The institute was later reformed to National Pedagogical University in 1950, however, first preparations to formation of what would later become the University of Silesia were taken just after the finish of Second World War. Today the University of Silesia encompasses twelve faculties and a number of units located in four cities of Upper Silesia – Katowice, Chorzów, Sosnowiec and Cieszyn.

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Faculty of Arts, University of Zielona Góra

 ul. Licealna 9, 65-417 Zielona Góra, Poland/ 4868.328.2202/

The Faculty of Arts was founded in 1999 in response to the pressing need to integrate the Zielona Góra academic art environment, which already at that time boasted a long history and significant achievements (in music since 1971 and in visual arts since 1991). At present the Faculty consists of the Institute of Music and the Institute of Visual Arts, and its academic staff includes artists of visual arts (25 persons), music (23) and scientists in the area of art studies (8). In the year 2015/2016 256 students pursued their studies in six majors offered by the Faculty.

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Faculty of Arts, Pedagogical University of Krakow

ul. Podchorąoych 2, 30-084 Krakow, Poland/ 3613.921.180/

The Faculty of Art employs 35 academics who carry out vivid artistic activities in the following artistic domains: Painting, Graphic Art, Sculpture and Artistic Photography. They also conduct academic research in the field of History of Art, Theory of Art and Culture, as well as in the Methods of Teaching in the Fine Arts. Moreover, they participate in the international exchange among the artists-teachers from the Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Ukraine and the United States. The Faculty of Art is eligible is eligible to confer the following degrees: Doctorus Habilitatus in Arts in the field of Fine Arts.; Doctorate Degree in Arts in the field of Fine Arts.


Faculty of Arts, Rzeszów University

Al. mjr. W. Kopisto 2A, Rzeszów, Poland/ 0178.721.174/

The Faculty of Arts of the University of Rzeszow (WS UR) has conducted artistic, scientific and didactic activities since 1995; Initially as the Institute of Art Education, then the Institute of Fine Arts, which is part of the Faculty of Pedagogy and Art since 2008 the resolution of the Senate of the UR is one of the 11 independent departments of the University of Rzeszow. Institute of Fine Arts, originally housed in the UR building at ul. Charley's Book. From the academic year 1998/1999 the seat of the Institute, and then the Faculty of Krasne near Rzeszow.

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Faculty of Arts, University of Radom

26-600 Radom ul. Malczewskiego 29, Poland/ 4848.3617.010/

On the basis of the decision, 3 August 2007, the Minister of Science and Higher Education has created the Department of Art at the Radom Technical University. Faculty of Arts is recruiting students for the following degree courses at first cycle: art education in the arts, painting (full-time, only), graphics, interior design: at second cycle: art education in the arts.

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Faculty of Fine Arts, Nicholas Copernicus University in Torun

Jurija Gagarina 11, 87-100 Toruń, Poland/ 4856.611.4010/

The Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (NCU) was founded in 1945. It is one of the largest universities in Poland, currently comprising 17 faculties (including 3 medical faculties at Collegium Medicum UMK in Bydgoszcz). It provides graduate and postgraduate courses for almost 25 000 students, offering education in over 100 fields of study and 65 postgraduate courses. The university employs 4039 staff on both Toruń and Bydgoszcz campuses, over half of whom are academic teachers. NCU alumni now number around 200 000.

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Faculty of Pedagogy and Art University, Adam Mickiewicz University in Kalisz

ul. H. Wieniawskiego 1, Poznan61-712, Poland/ 4861.829.4434/

The Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts in Kalisz is an integral part of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Its present shape is the outcome of years of changes in its structure and of development in the field of art, study and teaching. It does not consist of multiple institutes; each department coordinates the teaching of one course, as well as research in the field. The Faculty offers studies in strictly scientific disciplines, such as philology, especially English philology, with research focused on the teaching of English, and pedagogy, where the focus is on evaluation in the teaching of English, sociology of culture, protection of cultural heritage or history, the most stressed aspects of which are studies of local areas and intercultural communication. The Faculty also offers studies in such disciplines as artistic education in the field of musical and visual arts, fine arts – their purposes and activities are primarily artistic, such as exhibitions, choir performances, or concerts.


Faculty of Arts, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn

Szrajbera 11, 10-007 Olsztyn, Poland/ 895.245.225/

The faculty educates future teachers of arts and music. The subjects of scientific interest are the role of choral music in current tendencies of art education in European countries, the question of religion in choral music written by Feliks Nowowiejski and the role of fine arts in promoting Warmia and Mazury.


Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, UJK

ul. Krakowska 11, 25-029 Kielce/ 413.496.712/

The Jan Kochanowski University (JKU) in Kielce is the only university of Świętokrzyskie region, and one of Poland’s twenty universities. It provides workplaces for 1,637 employees, including 909 university teachers, out of whom 243 hold academic titles of professors or degrees of doctors habilitated, and 442 hold doctoral degrees. The JKU offers 9 doctoral programmes as well as education in 34 fields of study at first- and second-cycle level, with almost as many as 150 specialties in a variety of disciplines in the humanities, social science, arts, medical science, natural sciences and exact sciences.

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Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology - Faculty of New Media Arts

ul. Koszykowa 86, 02-008 Warsaw, Poland/ 4822.5844.500/

Faculty of New Media Arts is a product of cooperation between Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology and the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.It was set up in 2005 and offers unique studies combining artistic skills with mastery of modern ICT. In 2010 PJIIT was accepted to the CUMULUS organisation - an exclusive club of best arts schools in the world. We were the third Polish arts school who joined it, after Academies of Fine ARts in Warsaw and Cracow.


Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design

Jana Zamoyskiego 52, 30-001 Kraków, Poland/ 4812.266.2111/

The Kraków Schools of Art and Fashion Design group (Krakowskie Szkoły Artystyczne, KSA) is an umbrella group of postsecondary art and fashion design schools in Kraków, Poland. It was established in 1989 and comprise five schools: Fashion Design, Photography, Interior Design, Visual Merchandising, and Drama. The Schools of Art college group of Kraków is approved by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, and is listed in the Ministry's Art School Directory.