The Institute of Art and Design is comprised of four departments offering the artistic study programmes Sculptural Conceptions / Ceramics, textil·kunst·design and Fashion Design (place of study: Vienna, Modeschule Schloss Hetzendorf) as well as the diploma programmes Art Education and Textile Design for secondary-school teachers.
The teaching and research activities of the Institute derive from artistic expression in a great variety of media and materials as well as from the interaction of theory and practice. The Institute’s artistic and scientific staff impart sound academic learning in the respective disciplines and enable students to implement a broad palette of innovative projects, with a special emphasis on interdisciplinarity.
In addition to design development and analyses of everyday-cultural and gender-specific phenomena, projects and presentations in public, secular and sacred space as well as in the fields of fashion, theatre and performance make up a significant part of artistic-scientific and pedagogical research at the Institute.
One of the main focuses of the Institute is on practically oriented training in the diploma programmes for teachers, which assume central importance for the cultural education of our society.
In addition, the Institute boasts numerous co-operation and research projects together with partners from the world of business as well as public entities and educational institutions. The intense exchange of students and teachers with other universities both in and outside Europe is a special concern.
Department of Art Education
The main activity focus of the Department of Art Education is on the
organisation and implementation of the teacher training curriculum Art
Education. Special importance is attached to maintaining international
contacts, which permits an intensive inter-university exchange of both
teachers and students.
Department of Sculptural Conception / Ceramics
The work with haptic materials is a fixed element of our cultural tradition
and has more than retained its fascination to this day: rather, it seems
that reflecting on the material basis of our culture is becoming more and
more important. This is why the Department makes use of the methods
and means of free art to consider the material aspects of our environment.
Among the many materials available for students to experiment with, a
key focus is on the use of clay and ceramic technology.
Department of Fashion Design
Place of study: Vienna
Enhancing visibility, networking and international positioning of the
Bachelor programme Fashion Design.
Department of textile·art·design
For historical reasons, the Department of textile·art·design houses
two different curricula:
the curriculum Textile Design for secondary-school teachers
and the artistic Bachelor and Master curricula textile·art·design
Head of Institute
O.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. M.A. Angelika Plank
Regina Prillinger, BA
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Fri: 09 a.m. to noon
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Institute of Art and Design
4040 Linz - Urfahr | Austria