Programme code 


Qualification degree

Master of Arts

Level of qualification

University studies, Second cycle, graduate (Master's)

Mode of study

Full-time, 2 years, 120 credits


The aim of the MA degree studies in Graphics is the development of a creative, analytically reasoning, researching and reflecting, professional graphic artist capable of creating, totally independently, in a unique way, graphic artwork of relevance and with a sense of context utilizing traditional and/or advanced technologies; to develop a creator shaping his/her unique artistic style, creative and critical thinking consciously and purposefully, a person with a civil position, capable to apply innovation in artistic practice, expanding the field of expression of graphic art, ready to enter, with her/his artistic creation, the diverse and constantly changing national and international scene of the contemporary art.

Profile of study programme

The study programme for MA degree in Graphics is targeted to shape a creative, intelligent, innovative, socially responsible individual with universal interdisciplinary abilities, a person of integrity and a wide cultural horizon. Artistic research targets the development of an individual and overall human well-being. This development of an individual rests on scientific knowledge and values, which promote creative innovation across all walks of life, eco-culture, sustained development, creation of innovative work places, democracy, trust and collaborative approach and health conscious life style.
The student-centred study process is anchored not so much on the concrete learning outcomes, but first and foremost, rests on authentic and personal sense of significance of the results of the study. In analysing information, solving artistic and other problems, in acting and reflecting on their experience, students are active and focused on the main ideas; they discuss their insights and are the creators of their reality. It is about learning to create art as a production with a potential of changing the mind. Over the course of studies, MA student has the time and space, and the opportunities to develop her/his talent, to unlock the previously unexplored, inexperienced and unconsidered avenues and to work on maturing one’s personality.

Occupational profiles of graduates

Programme graduates can pursue individual artistic careers, take part in art exhibitions and competitions, initiate and curate them; they can take part in and organize all kind of art projects, serve as members and experts on commissions and boards, run private art enterprises; work as illustrators, book artists in publishing houses, be employed with the design, printing and advertising agencies, filling in positions of creative staff, of art directors, as idea generators and realizers. After completion of a required pedagogical training course, graduates can teach at colleges of art field, higher education schools and universities; they can also further their scholarly and artistic career through doctoral studies.

Study programme coordinator and study organization department

Assoc. Prof. Marija Marcelionytė-Paliukė
Vilnius faculty, Department of Graphic Art

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