About the Department of Graphics and Drawing
- Free graphics studio
- Book and cover design studio
- Graphic design studio
- Drawing studio
- Virtual digital graphics studio
The Graphics degree program focuses on the study of modern graphic techniques (serigraphy, offset, computer graphics), while also emphasizing traditional printing procedures. All available experimental forms of printing and copying techniques are creatively developed in the Department’s courses. Computer program methods and photographic manipulation are studied separately. Students are given the possibility of utter freedom in shaping their ideas of the world based on the highest possible understanding of it, while their own standpoints and artistic opinions are honed and stimulated in discussions with teachers. Special focus is placed on the development of students' own independent grasp of graphics with the maximum effort to encourage experimentation within the broader context of the visual arts and taking advantage of the opportunity to overlap into other media, thus placing graphics into the spatial context as well. Within the studio, studies are divided into the study of graphic design and the study of typesetting and books.
Teaching within this program involves the acquisition of the basics of drawing and various drawing techniques, the mastering of spatial relations, drawing from life, still life, free and figurative compositions. Students learn to perceive drawing within the context of time as a manner of visual thinking with stress on individual attitudes and independent artistic production.
In the course of their studies, students engage in a dialogue with the head artist of the studio in producing their own highly specialized drawing project (free drawing, illustration, large format, concept for an installation, etc.).