Programme code


Qalification degree

Bachelor of Arts

Level of qualification

University studies, First cycle, undergraduate (Bachelor)

Mode of study

Full-time, 4 years, 240 credits


The BA study programme of Applied graphics is to prepare wide-range graphic art specialists by giving them theoretical knowledge of art and practical speciality skills in areas of various classical and modern graphic technologies, social and conceptual graphic art.

Profile of study programme

Department of Graphics carries out BA and MA study programmes of Applied graphics. It educates artists, able to professionally and creatively use possibilities of expression and technologies of conceptual and functional graphic art. The programmes reveal features of graphics as an independent, multidisciplinary art area as well as flexible visual means of communication. Knowledge of professional graphic art are applied in a broad way. Graphic artists create stamps / prints, participate in art exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad by implementing interdisciplinary creative projects; they work in areas of publishing, visual communication, illustrate books, create posters, visual artistic image, etc. Speciality studies comprise aspects technologies, conceptuality, sociality. Classical, experimental, interdisciplinary creative methods are revealed, as well as graphic art manifestations in public communication media, practical aspects of using graphic, photographic, mixed images, in areas of stamping, book, poster, illustration, calligraphy, typography, digital art. Novelty - a possibility after the first study year to choose the most interesting programme field out of the three: applied graphics, illustration, digital art. In students' capital Kaunas it is easy to blend into lively student community, whereas strong graphic art traditions of this city created excellent conditions to study through communication with recognized artists and theoreticians of this and parallel fields (e.g. photography), become participants of common creative processes. Each year the department invites visiting artists to conduct intensive practical workshops, share individual professional experience and give public lectures (from Sweden, Norway, the US, etc.). Parallel disciplines introduce students to general art theory contexts (history, philosophy, management, etc.), broaden knowledge of visual art. The way to independent, original, conceptual thinking opens to graphic artists, which can lead to studies of next study cycles - MA or doctoral studies.

Occupational profiles of graduates

Graduates of the programme participate in art exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad by implementing interdisciplinary creative projects, are able to work professionally in areas of publishing, visual communication, illustration, artistic poster and other creative industries.

Study programme coordinator and study organization department

Assoc. Prof. Vaidas Naginionis
Kaunas faculty, Department of Graphics

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