Aim of the programme
The graphic art bachelor study programme aim - to educate an active graphic artist who is able to create independently and in a group with others: foster the best printmaking, illustration, book and drawing traditions and create a new type of quality; boldly experiment within the context of the interdisciplinary artistic activities and generate an innovative and conceptual visual culture; reflect upon the changing field of the graphic art in the contemporary art context and leave an impact by bearing personal responsibility as an artist and participating in it in a distinctive way.
In the first two years of the studies the students get acquainted with the traditional and the latest graphic art technologies – lithography, woodcut, linocut, etching, silkscreen, digital printing, photogravure, offset lithography and the principles of printmaking. The students study typography and calligraphy, illustration, publication planning, complex book design, bookbinding and book-object. In Year III, the students choose a further and more specialised study field: printmaking, illustration and book art. Years III and IV are dedicated to search for individual expression and experimenting, the students get engaged in intensive creative work and carry out conceptual visual art projects.
Graphics study programme is tailored to make students' experience personally meaningful and this meaning would motivate their development. Students are educated to be active study programme creators and participants. During all the studies additionally to compulsory speciality subjects they choose appropriate optional fine arts field and general university subjects; students are stimulated to go to study and improve their knowledge in other European higher art education institutions and universities under Erasmus and Nord Plus programmes and after returning share gained experience with fellow students and lecturers. The study programme consists of: general compulsory university studies subjects (art history and theory, philosophy and etc..), study field compulsory subjects (visual expression, print, book art, graphics projects and etc..) and optional theoretical and study field subjects. Additional development of specialization subjects and general competences in a formal way is promoted (choosing subjects of art field or other study fields).
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples
The graduates can work as illustrators, book artists in publishing houses, as creative staff in design, printing and advertising agencies, art editors and executors, organise and take part in various art projects, curate exhibitions, set up their own art businesses, get engaged in individual creative activities and participate in Lithuanian and international art exhibitions and competitions. The students may continue with the academic and creative activities when studying for MA in Lithuania and abroad