Faculty of Decorative and Applied Arts
There are 5 departments: textile art, ceramics art, artwood, glass art, and metal art within the Faculty of Decorative and Applied Arts. The main task is to prepare and educate a contemporary artist who should think and create in the context of world art basing on the traditions of national culture, creatively comprehend the heritage and professionally master the contemporary technical and technological means for the deepest disclosure of the idea.
Glass Art department is unique in Ukraine. The educational process is being carried out in classrooms, workshops (glass cold treatment, technological laboratory, glassmaking oven, workshops of thermoforming and art painting) and computer classroom. Students are provided with equipment, special materials, and chemical reagents for course papers and laboratory researches.
Basic specialized disciplines taught at the department of Art Glass:
- art glass design
- glass technology
- computer design
- history of art glass
Ceramics Art department prepares specialists for working in applied ceramics (design of utensils, household ceramics), unique creative ceramics, ceramics for architectural and landscape environment. The educational process is being carried out in workshop classrooms, 2 painting and drawing classrooms, workshops: training, gesso-modeling and technological laboratory.
Artwood department carry on the traditions of the Ukrainian art wood schools adapting them to contemporary professional artistic creativity, which helps the graduates in finding their niche under modern conditions.
Basic professional disciplines being taught:
- art wood design;
- design of furniture, furniture ensemble and woodware;
- computer design;
- plastic anatomy;
- fundamentals of architecture, etc.
At Textile Art department students work with a wide range of materials and techniques present in the curricula tasks. The following techniques are being studied: all types of traditional weaving (heald, carpet, tapestry), traditional and innovative techniques of fabrics dyeing and painting (printing, shibori, batik, free painting), other methods of fabrics decoration (computer printing - print, patchwork, quilting, needle technique, collage), as well as “fiber art” types (adhesive technology, felting).
The main areas and topics the students work in are the following: study of the fundamentals of composition (graphic formats, textile applique, textile relief); design of decorative and applied goods (napkins, towels, textile bags, scarves, shawls, fabrics for clothing, tapestries, panels); creation of plastics for textile (volumetric and spatial composition). The department provides mastery of computer graphics from the first year, which allows students to expand the traditional means of graphic development of course papers and diploma projects.
The following special disciplines are being taught at the department:
- Computer design
- Art textile design
- Material science
- Theory of woven structures
- Dyeing technology
- Printing technology
- Painting technology
- History of patterns and fabrics
- History of tapestry (history of clothing)
- History of modern art textile
The curriculum at Metal Art department encompasses two directions:
- Art metal of architectural environment is metal related to a certain architectural object or landscape (gates, fences, window grates, balcony railing, weathercocks, signboards, chandeliers, furniture, volumetric and spatial plastics);
- Plastics of small forms (jewelry, utensils, souvenirs, enameling, volumetric and spatial plastics).
The teaching staff emphasizes the fine possibilities of metal as the material, preservation and multiplication of national traditions of metalwork with the simultaneous search for new ways to develop this field of art. The department students implement their creative endeavors in the forge and in jewelry studio.