• Dean

    dr hab. Alicja Panasiewicz prof. UP
    Podchorążych Street 2, ground floor,
    room No 179
    Monday, Friday 10.00 a.m – 12.00 p.m

  • Vice Dean for Students Affairs

    dr Agnieszka Kamrowska
    Podchorążych Street 2, ground floor,
    room No 179
    Monday, Tuesday 11.30 a.m – 13.30 p.m





  • Institute of Painting and Art Education

    Director of the Institute: dr Łukasz Murzyn
    Location: Mazowiecka Street 43, 30-019 Kraków
    tel. +48 12 662 66 72

  • Department of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture

    Head of unit: dr Jacek Pasieczny


  • Department of Artistic Education and Theory of Art

    Head of unit: dr Karolina Kolenda

  • Institute of Graphics and Industrial Design

    Director of the Institute: prof. Grażyna Brylewska
    Location: Mazowiecka Street 43, 30-019 Kraków
    tel. +48 12 662 66 72


  • Department of Graphic Arts and Drawing

    Head of unit: prof. UP Agnieszka Łukaszewska

  • Department of Industrial Design and Visual Design

    Head of unit: dr Marcin Klag


  • Department of Multimedia

    Director of the Department:
    dr Jakub Pierzchała
    Location: Mazowiecka Street 43, 30-019 Kraków
    tel. +48 12 662 66 72

  • Department of Intermedia

    Director of the Department:
    dr Beata Długosz
    Location: Mazowiecka Street 43, 30-019 Kraków
    tel. +48 12 662 66 72



Intenational office


  • Magdalena Birgiel

    Location: Podchorążych Str. 2 room 173
    tel. +48 12 662 6048
    e-mail: m.birgiel@up.krakow.pl

  • Faculty contact person

    dr Małgorzata Markiewicz
    Location: Podchorążych 2, room 179,
    Contact hours: Thursday 10.00 a.m – 11.30 a.m
    tel. +48 662 6141
    e-mail: malgorzata.markiewicz@up.krakow.pl





  • Head of the Dean’s Office

    mgr  inż. Edyta Kowalik
    mgr Magdalena Frankowicz-Kowalska
    The Faculty of Art Pedagogical University of Cracow
    Location: Podchorążych Street 2, ground floor, room No 179
    tel. +48 12 662 61 41

  • Secretary’s Office

    mgr inż. Agnieszka Łudzik
    mgr Robert Warzecha
    The Faculty of Art Pedagogical University of Cracow
    Location: Mazowiecka Street 43, 2nd floor, 30-019 Kraków
    tel. +48 12 662 66 72
    fax +48 12 662 66 72
    e-mail: insztuki@up.krakow.pl




  • Artistic education in visual arts

    Graduates of Artistic education are teachers, art educators, animators, and versatile artists.

    The system of postgraduate studies is based on three pillars. Students develop their practical skills in studios of drawing, painting, sculpture, visual structures, ceramics, photography, printmaking and illustration, graphic design with elements of typography, intermedia, and multimedia.

    Simultaneously, students gain theoretical knowledge in art history, philosophy and aesthetics, media and audio-visual culture, and arts of the 20th and 21st century. The third pillar is a set of theoretical and practical courses that prepare students to the role of teachers, educators, and animators. Methodical subjects include also courses that develop

    knowledge and skills in widely understood creative work with various groups, including the handicapped and the elderly.

    During the postgraduate programme students develop their artistic skills in painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, and creative work in public space and intermedia workshop. Practical courses are supplemented with theoretical courses in contemporary art, art criticism, and knowledge about culture. Students can also choose additional theoretical courses and practical art courses.

    An important part of the programme in Artistic education is taking artistic and educational activities outside the University. The programme collaborates with leading art and education institutions in Małopolska, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow and the

    National Museum in Krakow. Students participate in work experience programmes and realise their own educational projects in cooperation with leading cultural institutions in Krakow.

  • Cultural animation in social space

    Undergraduate and postgraduate studies

    Our previous course – Artistic education in visual arts – was developed and extended. The new programme in Cultural animation in social space educates artists who are skilled both in traditional as well as most recent techniques and media of art. Additionally, it offers a choice of either teaching specialisation – which gives students qualifications to become teachers – or new specialisation in Organisation of creative activities.

    Graduates of Cultural Animation possess the knowledge and skills of qualified visual artists. They are prepared to use the language of art within the traditional and recent art disciplines, as well as engage in interdisciplinary activities within the field of art, artistic education, and cultural animation.

    Depending on selected specialisation students additionally gain specific skills: Students of teaching specialisation gain qualifications for teaching at primary schools – after finishing undergraduate programme – and secondary schools – after completing the postgraduate programme. They know and understand socio-cultural and developmental processes that determine the formulation of personality. They realise didactic and educational strategies of schools and other institutions. They are qualified to create their original education strategies. They are skilled to organise the work of participants of their didactic activities.

    Students of Organisation of creative activities gain skills of creative collaboration within public and non-public cultural institutions, foundations, cultural organisations and art business ventures. They learn to run cultural animation projects addressed to a variety of audiences, created on the basis of a wide spectrum of artistic phenomena. They are able to inspire cognitive interests and support the development of creative personalities through a suitable choice of methods and techniques of animation and organisation.

  • Digital Design

    A programme for those interested in the culture of new media and wishing to create interactive applications and animations, work with3D modelling software and in the Internet environment, as well as experiment with new media. The programme combines art classes with programming courses. It is focused on the use of digital tools and technologies in the process of artistic creation. It was created in response to the changes of contemporary world, such as technological changes, the emergence of new fields of art, and the development of Internet culture. Recruitment conditions for both programmes of Digital Design allow students of various profiles to enrol in an art programme. This requires a flexible programme that can adapt to student’s individual predispositions to provide the best education preparing them to join the dynamically developing IT and creative sectors.

    Studies will be organised in an unconventional way. We anticipate many design classes, custom arrangement of subjects in a semester, meetings with artists, trips to conferences, paid internships, visits to film and animation studios and many other extensions for traditional studies. You will also be able to take part in the Festival of Science, prepare research projects using modern eye tracking technology and showcase your own artistic creations.

  • Art and Media

    Design your studies:
    A programme of interdisciplinary undergraduate studies allows students to select artistic and professional courses from those specially prepared by the Faculty of Art. For the first time, students have a chance to design their individual didactic programme.

    Combine traditional fields of art with new media:
    • By combining modules you can develop your interdisciplinarity by selecting from a range of courses and studios, including:
    • Photography: artistic and commercial photography, photojournalism and documentary photography, editorial photography;
    • Graphic arts: graphic design, publishing, and illustration;
    • Drawing and painting: drawing and painting skills that develop the basics of all kinds of visual practice;
    • Spatial: all kinds of 3D analogue practice;
    • Multimedia: multimedia installations, web design, interactive application design, 3D animation and modelling, film and sound production;
    • Art theory, philosophy, and the humanities.

    Gain knowledge and skills:

    Interdisciplinary studies that allow students to freely combine modules is an internationally
    appreciated didactic method. Thanks to the individually adapted programme you can concentrate only on courses that build up your practical skills and knowledge, which facilitates finding your way in the job market.

    Prepare for professional career:

    The programme develops cooperation skills through involving students in group art projects. It will also give you skills in entrepreneurship, self-promotion, art marketing, and advertising. It prepares students to enter the professional job market. The programme takes three years in a full-time format.
    It can be followed with a postgraduate programme in Art&Design.

  • Graphic Arts

    The programme of studies combines tradition with modernity and offers:
    • instruction in traditional printmaking techniques (linocut, lithography, metal techniques, screen-print),
    • instruction in digital graphics and new technologies, software and multimedia,
    • development of creative skills and practical experience in painting, photography, drawing, narrative drawing, illustration, comics, storyboard etc.
    • knowledge of rules and role of lettering and typography in modern graphic design,
    • instruction in graphic design in developing visual communication, creation of editorial graphics, information material design, design of advertising and press materials – also on the stage of their profession preparation for print,
    • instruction in new ways of developing various types of multimedia works using image, text, animation, sound, and film,
    • courses in advanced methods of Internet graphics development,
    • a wide array of courses offering theoretical knowledge of art history, traditional printmaking, photography, design, as well as self-promotion, art marketing and basic elements of copyright.
    Graduates are prepared to work as freelancers or as specialists in the media (TV, radio, Internet, the press), in graphic agencies, advertising agencies, publishing houses, printing houses, and various cultural institutions. They can join the market of professional designers, as well as participate in the fine arts circuits as professional artists.

  • Painting

    Painting – undergraduate and postgraduate studies

    The aim of the programme is to educate students in painting as well as to develop their artistic skills in other media. Students participate in courses in painting, technologies of easel painting, intermedia, multimedia, sculpture, drawing, photography, conservation of art, knowledge of visual practices and structures, and graphic design with typography. Practical skills of future graduates are supplemented with theoretical courses in art history and theory, painting history, contemporary art, philosophy with aesthetics, as well as conservation of art works and anatomy. Beginning with the third year of studies, depending on their interests, students can take courses in printmaking, photography, multimedia, intermedia, sculpture, work in social space, and architecture painting. Other courses offer them knowledge of issues related to the art market, design and organisation of exhibitions, and portfolio design. As part of their studies students participate in pleinair painting visits in Poland and abroad.

    Teachers put great focus on encouraging students to take up important pro-social and participatory projects. They enter with their works into the space of the city, seek encounters with the citizens, and try to direct their attention to social and ecological problems of the city of the 21st century. At the same time, supervised by curators and animators of art, students learn to realise their own creative initiatives as well as professionally manage art projects. Graduates of Painting programme are versatile artists who are prepared to take up individual careers in painting and in other related fields. They have the knowledge and skills to work professionally with new media and electronic technologies, as well as inter-media means of communication.

  • Industrial Design

    The aim of the programme is to train students’ creativity and develop their original thinking so that they are capable of generating original functional and aesthetic projects. The education process seeks to initiate and develop the potential of rational design thinking, which is the basis of the creation of new products and innovative initiatives. The programme teaches how to think like a designer. Students of Industrial design have a chance to work with 3D modelling software and graphic design software. In a modelling workshop, they
    produce models and patterns. Industrial design focuses on designing new forms; students learn how to approach issues of shape, colour, proportions, composition, and expression, which develops their aesthetic sensibility. The programme involves also education in the humanities, contemporary social trends, and knowledge about the market to help students design for contemporary society. Students gain knowledge about materials and technologies of production so that their projects have a chance for practical implementation.

    Graduates of Industrial design are much needed by Polish economy and culture. They can take up employment in small companies as well as large corporations, in design studios, and production design teams. They can also work as freelancers. Designer skills can be applied in a wide array of fields and professional positions. Industrial design is one of the programmes commissioned by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, which means that Polish job market is in need of graduates of this field.

    The programme includes courses in: market-oriented product design, design of socially-oriented products, commercial graphic design, computer-assisted design, drawing, painting, and spatial form design. We create space for creative development offering our students useful skills and competences

  • Doctoral Studies (PhD Programm)

    Doctoral studies in fine arts

    Doctoral studies programme run by the Faculty of Art at the Pedagogical University in Krakow lasts for 6 semesters in a full-time format. The programme is available for MA holders with significant artistic or academic achievements who would like to continue and develop their education. The programme prepares for independent research and artistic activities, as well as for procedures required to obtain doctoral degree in fine arts.

    The main goal of the programme is to educate highly qualified specialists, practitioners, and theoreticians in their selected field of art. Particular courses prepare students to formulate and investigate complex artistic and academic research problems basing on their in-depth
    knowledge of artistic ideas within the broadly understood fields of art, humanities, social sciences, and other fields. They develop their skills in critical analysis, synthesis, and assessment of the results of their work.