MA in Painting


Area of Studies

art and design



Degree (in English)

2nd Degree/Master

  • English
Course Duration

1,5 year

ECTS points



Faculty of Art, Department of Painting

Tuition and Other Fees

Recruitment fee 150 PLN. The fee for studies in English for foreigners is 6600 PLN for each year of studies, payable in two installments.

Application Deadline(s)

Information about the deadline will be available in the IRK system with the start of recruitment

Course Description

Course Profile

Teaching Methods are based on creating mechanisms of encouragement and conditions for the active participation of students in scientific and artistic activities outside the University (the organization of exhibitions, conferences of students and young academics, support for the activities of student groups)

Students are encouraged to participate in foreign exchange programmes e.g. within the Erasmus Program with such universities as:

The University of Koblenz-Landau in Germany

Catholic University of Ružomberok in Slovakia

The Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica

The University of Zadar in Croatia

The University of Rijeka

The Art and Design University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino, Italy

The Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara

The University of Ostrava

The Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Fine Arts

Lviv National Academy of Arts

The Transcarpathian Art Institute

Hue University, Vietnam

Yanshan University, China

Tunis University

The faculty staff actively cooperate with international, foreign and domestic institutions of science, culture and art in Germany, Austria, Italy, Croatia, Romania, Czechia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Slovakia, Hungary, China, Canada and the USA, both with governmental agencies and with local governments.

Faculty members organize or co-organize many artistic events of international, national and local character (such as international plein-airs, exhibitions, creative workshops, symposiums and conferences).


The graduating student of the Faculty of Painting will receive the professional title of magister sztuki (English equivalent: Master of Arts) specialization: easel painting or painting in architecture and urbanism.

They will be qualified painters, have broad artistic skills and the ability to express themselves creatively in painting and the visual arts. They know and understand contemporary media and their functions and importance in art, culture and society. They have an in-depth knowledge of classical and contemporary painting and drawing techniques and their technologies. They can use old and new techniques as means of artistic expression, depending on the assumed creative concept.

They have a thorough and broad knowledge of the theory and history of painting and art history, the ability to analyse and critically evaluate various phenomena of art in historical and contemporary terms.

They are prepared to do independent, creative work in the field of culture and art with a formed ethical and moral attitude and an individual artistic attitude.

The graduate has the ability to verbalize, describe, classify phenomena, tendencies and trends in culture. They have the ability to integrate the acquired knowledge in order to solve non-standard problems in an organized and comprehensive way.

They can initiate both solo and joint projects, organise and manage teamwork, build contacts with cultural institutions, acquire partners for artistic undertakings and funds for the realisation of their artistic endeavours. They are able to present complex tasks in an accessible and comprehensible format.

They know and understand basic terms and principles of industrial property protection and copyright law as well as the necessity of intellectual property management.

They are prepared to undertake third degree (doctoral) studies.

Education Requirements

1st degree diploma in the field of Painting, or a related field, or another first degree field, or a Master's degree diploma in a related field or another field of study.

Expectations towards the candidate:


understanding the need for lifelong learning, development and self-improvement,

the ability to effectively use imagination, intuition and emotionality,

the ability to think creatively and work creatively in during problem solving,

the ability to think flexibly, adapt to new and changing circumstances and unconventional problem solving.


the effectiveness of using various and wide workshop skills, as well as using new media to implement one's own artistic concepts and their proper documentation,

independence in collecting, analyzing and interpreting information necessary to develop ideas and formulate critical arguments.



the ability to self-evaluate, constructive criticism in relation to the actions of others, - reflective approach to the social, scientific and ethical aspects of their own work.