Study of Applied Arts, study programmes: Applied Painting, Applied Sculpting, Set and Costume Design for Theatre and Film

Programme description

A complete two-year graduate programme in Applied Painting, Applied Sculpture and Stage and Costume Design for Theatre and Film envisages the achievement of 180 ECTS credits. By taking all examinations and fulfilling obligations according to individual programmes, students obtain the second level of university education (level 7.1. in accordance with CROQF), and acquire the academic title of: Master of Applied Arts (with the name of the programme they graduated from).

Acquired knowledge and skills enable students to pursue those activities after the graduate study in which specific competencies are needed (in culture institutions, cultural and creative industries, enterprise, set design, costume design, film and stage industry), but also in independent art work.

Through obligatory courses and a great number of elective art courses, all study programmes provide knowledge and skills in fine arts and visual arts that expand basics acquired in undergraduate studies. In addition, students are provided with specific practical knowledge in applied arts through obligatory and elective courses in the study programmes of their choice. By enrolling in elective courses such as ceramics, glass, mosaic, web design, video production, set design, costume design, graphic novels, illustration and art book design, students develop their own artistic voice and expression.

All courses are semester/based, which allows increased mobility of students to other contents within the institution as well as to other study programmes abroad in shorter study visits.

Applied Arts Programme equates to 120 ECTS credits, and lasts for 2 years (4 semesters)

Learning Outcomes – Applied Painting Programme

  • Ability to apply professional knowledge in practice
  • Ability to analyse a visual problem and to synthesise it in finding a solution
  • Developed individuality and creativity in solving fine art problems
  • Ability to collect, analyse and process information from various sources
  • Ability to learn independently
  • Capacity for independent artistic expression
  • Ability to conceptualise, develop and produce fine art independently
  • Ability to adapt to new situations in solving fine art and visual art problems
  • Ability to perceive interpersonal competencies through social skills
  • Developed creativity in solving tasks
  • Personal responsibility towards one’s own work and community
  • Ability to present one’s project from an idea to realisation
  • Theoretical and professional practical knowledge of painting, mosaic and glass
  • Professional knowledge and skills in creating on surfaces using different materials and art techniques
  • Knowledge and application of terminology and art techniques as well as correct interpretation in painting
  • Capacity for teamwork and ability to lead projects in painting
  • Application of painting in public spaces in both indoors and outdoor settings
  • Knowledge of art theory, understanding and proper use of terminology in the field of painting
  • Professional use of methods, tools and materials
  • Professional and practical level of knowledge and skills in new media and photography
  • Conceptualising art projects, applying for financing, and implementing those projects

Learning Outcomes – Applied Sculpture Programme

  • Ability to apply professional knowledge in practice
  • Ability to analyse a visual problem and to synthesise it in finding a solution
  • Developed individuality and creativity in solving fine art problems
  • Ability to collect, analyse and process information from various sources
  • Ability to learn independently
  • Capacity for independent artistic expression
  • Ability to conceptualise, develop and produce fine art independently
  • Ability to adapt to new situations in solving fine art and visual art problems
  • Ability to perceive interpersonal competencies through social skills
  • Developed creativity in solving tasks
  • Personal responsibility towards one’s own work and community
  • Ability to present one’s project from an idea to realisation
  • Theoretical and professional knowledge of sculpture, ceramic and glass
  • Professional knowledge and skills in modelling different materials: stone, metal, wood
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of computer technology
  • Capacity for teamwork and ability to lead projects in sculpture, and public-art sculpture
  • Theoretical knowledge of art  theory, understanding and proper use of terminology
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of different sculpting techniques
  • Professional use of methods, tools and materials
  • Professional and practical knowledge and skills in new media and photography
  • Independent development of applicable solutions for various manifestations
  • Conceptualising art projects, applying for financing, and implementing those projects

Learning Outcomes – Set and Costume Design for Theatre and Film Programme

  • Ability to create for stage productions: in drama, musical and dance productions, in opera, as well as in puppet productions by making masks and costumes, set elements and props
  • Practical and theoretical knowledge for the production of film, television, video and advertising content
  • Capacity for analytical and synthetical thinking, independent research and innovations within creative industries
  • Applying professional knowledge in practice through critical expression in visual, written and spoken modes; independent broadening of that knowledge, and correlating it to various problem areas which are solved interdisciplinary
  • Application of correct interpretation of terminology and professional practical knowledge of film production, drama and theatre
  • Objective evaluation, criticism and self-criticism of one’s work and work done by others
  • Capacity for collaboration within a team
  • Developed formal and informal intercultural communication
  • Conceptualising art projects, applying for financing, and implementing those projects, both individual and team ones
  • In theatre/ applied set design: they are able to apply the acquired knowledge, both artistic and technical, in a quality functional use of elements of expression such as stage lighting and projections in both theatrical and other performing productions
  • Set designer, assistant set designer, puppet designer, prop master, prop buyer, modeller, painting and modelling of stage elements and props
  • In theatre/ applied costume design: costume designer, assistant costume designer, manufacturing costumes and costume accessories, wardrobe attendant, costume and accessories archives supervisor, milliner
  • In television, advertising and film productions/ set design: production designer, assistant production designer, set decorator, set designer, prop master, on set prop master, prop buyer, prop maker, stage painter, stage sculptor
  • In television, advertising and film productions/ costume design: costume designer, assistant costume designer, wardrobe attendant

Contact

Dean’s office:  dekanat@apuri.uniri.hr
Students’ services: studentska@apuri.uniri.hr

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