Painting (LT, EN)

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 Master's study program in Painting is to develop a creative, reflective, analytically minded and research mastered professional artist (painter) capable to create independently  relevant and contextual visual art in his/her own way by traditional and/or modern means, methods and strategies; to bring up a creator who consciously and purposefully shapes his/her unique artistic style and creative thinking,  who has a  civic position, who is open to innovations thus expanding the field of artistic expression and who is able to integrate himself/herself nationally as well as internationally into the contemporary art world full of diversity and constant change.

Profile of study programme

MA Painting study programme ensures an ability to augment knowledge, independently and distinctively develop and create new knowledge. Abilities of problem solving in the second cycle are understood as sufficient awareness of wide international context in multicultural and interdisciplinary mediums. Painting programme cultivates skills of artistic research, development of concept and creative project, essentials of scientific literacy, competences of curatorial and art management.

Painting MA‘s understand specific essentials of fine art and other fields of art. Drawing on them, they deepen understanding by researching conceptual expression, art ideology, technologies and materials. Painting MA‘s are able to define, explain, illustrate, portray, paraphrase, interpret. They understand the most recent art concepts and theories.

Painting MA‘s innovatively apply skills and knowledge from the first cycle, in creative projects they demonstrate abilities to apply contemporary techniques and technologies, to evaluate them critically. They apply skills of interdisciplinary practice, ability to work in a team and supervise it. Painting MA‘s creatively and independently evaluate specific theoretical and practical „reports“, are able to apply them individually. They do research through experimenting, are not afraid of mistakes.

Analytical abilities are cultivated, content of analysis is scrutinized, skills of observation and research are fostered, they are supported by methods of artistic research as well as methodology of scientific research.

MA‘s are able to demonstrate theoretical and practical concepts more originally and individually (than in the first cycle), create them more freely and independently, to synthesize subject reports by bringing in strong innovations into the subject of painting or its interdisciplinary development. Painting MA‘s develop painting specializations or parts of them, while remaining professional experimenting and competent art practitioners as well as persuasively argumenting experts.

Painting MA‘s are able to independently and responsibly form evaluation attitudes, ensuring awareness in broad processes of contemporary art. Abilities to recognize artworks when having limited or incomplete information are cultivated, as well as abilities to present them while evaluating, reasonably ground evaluations, defend recommendations.

Occupational profiles of graduates

Graduates will have mastered their skills to continue studies on their own as well as in the third cycle of studies. They are able to practically and successfully work in their field, creatively develop painting skills, do curatorial, pedagogical and expert job. Graduates have sufficient competences to participate in projects of interdisciplinary arts, artistic research in international medium. They are able to responsibly disclose professional outlook, education and knowledge in an international social environment.

Study programme coordinator and study organization department

Prof. Konstantinas Bogdanas
Vilnius faculty, Department of Painting


Prof. Aušra Vaitkūnienė
Kaunas faculty, Department of Painting

More information | Kaunas

More information | Vilnius