The Department of Fine Arts Education

The Department of Visual Artswas founded in 2008, when The Department of Art Education of the Faculty of Education and The Department of Art Creation of the Faculty of Humanities were merged. An emerging potential as well as over fifty years of experience in the field of pedagogic education in Banská Bystrica have provided a solid base for sustainable Department development in the future. The Department objective is to ensure that provided programmes of study and their research reflect the main trends of current art and art pedagogy in the context of contemporary visual arts. The members of The Department staff have specialised in the following domains: fine arts (painting, graphic art, object, design, photography and new media), theories (theory and history of the fine arts, art philosophy) and education (art education didactics, gallery pedagogy). They have successfully attended national and international exhibitions, symposiums and conferences. An interdisciplinary approach and The Departments´ contact with contemporary art have led to a development of programmes of study as well as an opportunity to develop students´ potential and achieve creative professional fulfilment in practice, or alternatively to continue their studies at a higher level. The principles of creative-humanistic education have been applied in the programmes of study and their importance to fine arts activities, as a part of personality development has been applied. Graduates can be employed as art teachers at the primary or secondary level of education, teachers in art school, workers in cultural, educational or community education or as professional artists. The Department has cooperated with many universities and cultural institutions in Slovakia and abroad, e.g. the Faculty of Arts of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin (PL), the Faculty of Art of Kazimierz Pułaski Technical University of Radom (PL), The Department of Art Education of the Pedagogical Faculty of the University of Ostrava (CZ), the Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art in Medzilaborce, The Central Slovakian Gallery in Banská Bystrica and The State Scientific Library in Banská Bystrica.

Department of Fine arts education FE UMB
Ružová 11
974 11 Banská Bystrica

phone: +421 48 446 4952