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 main goal of the university's 1st cycle bachelor's study program in painting is to prepare broadly educated painters-artists who have acquired relevant professional competencies in the field of painting and interdisciplinary expression, allowing them to work in visual arts and fit into the context of contemporary art. Graduates should be able to realize professionally their artistic ideas individually and / or collectively by participating in creative projects, understand and take part in  art processes of today's world, be able to apply the acquired knowledge of humanities and social sciences, present their ideas orally and in a written form to professionals and non-specialists and pursue independently the knowledge and self-development.

Profile of study programme

The BA study programme of Painting ensures sufficient quality and quantity of speciality and interuniversity humanitarian knowledge, enables students to orient themselves in the field of contemporary art and culture, gives them subject skills to use modern means of technology and communication, encourages attitudes of experimental search and critical thinking. BA graduates are able to apply knowledge of art history, philosophy, culture in personal practice. Graduates gain knowledge and practice necessary for understanding specific basics of branches of painting and art area, interrelation between art processes, fundamental historical features of cultural development. They have sufficient theoretical knowledge and skills to interpret painting (art) examples, evaluate their quality, historical features, explain causes and trends of stylistic changes in painting, links with other art disciplines. By building on knowledge and practice they are able to explain, define, depict, interpret works of art and theoretical attitudes. Speciality and subject knowledge is applied with regard to creative process, specificity of artistic tasks, prospective result of an implemented creative project. Knowledge and skills are applied as the basis for artistic search, enabling students to apply them purposefully and effectively, despite experimentation and risk, search for alternative artistic decisions. Abilities to analyse and classify features of artistic processes and objects, distinguish essential and minor features, compare separate features of different art phenomena are educated. Abilities to perceive and define links and context of different artistic and cultural phenomena, discover creative solutions of problem-oriented tasks, be aware of the field of contemporary art processes. The programme fosters motivated perception of subject content and practice, advantages of individual and collegial work, consistency of competences gained. The BA study programme develops the basics of competent and independent evaluation of painting art processes, fosters the ability to be aware of the field of art criticism, gives subject and humanitarian skills to present personal creation in public space, communicate with mass media and society. It teaches to reasonably express one's evaluative stance, ground one's opinion.

Occupational profiles of graduates

Graduates will have developed learning skills to continue studies in the next study cycle – MA studies; they will be able to study individually. They are able to practically and successfully work in the spheres of their area and field, creatively expand painting skills and work as curators. Having completed the programme, they have sufficient competencies to participate in interdisciplinary art projects, demonstrate professional attitude, education and knowledge of the social environment.

Study programme coordinator and study organization department

Prof. Arvydas Šaltenis
Vilnius faculty, Department of Painting

Prof. Aušra Vaitkūnienė
Kaunas faculty, Department of Painting

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