A special infrastructure helps training in all academic specialisations:
In addition to pieces by faculty and international artists, the galleries and exhibition halls of Kaposvár University proudly display students' work, helping to launch them in the professional world. The acting students’ performances are extremely popular all over the country.
Our students participate in exhibitions, biennials, festivals, and conferences at home and abroad. They work for newspapers, television, and radio broadcasters. They design and create sets and costumes. They perform on stage at the Kaposvár Theatre, in theaters in Budapest, and abroad. Their success in all these endeavors has won them prizes at numerous art festivals and competitions. Photos on the front page of The New York Times, leading roles, enchanting stage sets and fancy dresses, prestigious prizes, and professional respect are the fruits of the talents they cultivate at Kaposvár University's Faculty of Arts.
The students’ perspective and international viability improve through studies in English and German languages and courses held by artists and researchers from several countries. These guest lecturers give the students professional insight, help them make the first steps into their careers, and, through their varied backgrounds, diversify the students' education. The Faculty of Arts also puts its students in contact with international creative camps in Hungary and abroad, professional institutions, and other universities in countries near and far. Co-operative relations with The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava, University of Theatrical Arts of Targu Mures, Kütahya Dumlupinar University in Turkey, and Burapha University in Thailand bring visiting professors from all parts of the world and provide both undergraduates and teachers the chance to study, introduce themselves, and exhibit their works abroad.
The Department of Motion Pictures maintains good relations and has running contracts with several institutions in Moscow, such as the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography, the All-Russian State University of Cinematography, and one of the most significant film periodicals, ”Киноведческие записки”.
The faculty is exceptionally keen on expanding its national and international relations and continuously looks for opportunities to open the world for its students.
- Dramatic arts
- Set design
- Photographic arts
- Art theory and history
- Motion picture and media
- Communication and Media Sciences
Study programmes offered:
- MA Actor / Actress
- Teacher of Visual culture
- General Set Designer BA (areas of specialization: set design, costume design)
- BA in 2D Art (areas of specialization: painting, graphics)
- BA in 3D Art (areas of specialization: sculpture, numismatics, puppet design)
- BA in Digital Design (3 areas of specialization: web-design, animation and electrography)
- BA in Photography
- Communication Expert BA (areas of specialization: journalist in printed media, journalist in electronic media)
- BA in Motion Picture and Media (areas of specialization: motion picture and media education, multimedia development
Vocational higher education:
- Audio-visual Assistant
- Media technology Assistant,
- TV production Assistant
- Sports Communicator
- Office Manager
- INTERNATIONAL PAPER ART COLONY
Kaposvár University Faculty of Arts – Simonfa Guesthouse
The art colony gathers students and teachers from far and wide to develop applied art forms in the creative use of paper and to channel the local beauty of Kaposvár into works of original and lasting quality.
In a framework of master courses, the members of the colony investigate the opportunities of paper—that simple,sensual, and versatile medium—with the help of national and international experts in the fields of fine and applied arts. The courses take place in an environment of expansive natural space, where rich vegetation, peace, freedom, and tranquillity facilitate the physical and spiritual-mental phases of the creative process and permeate its results.
The workshop hopes to provide a vocational forum to answer the practical and theoretical questions of paper art. To this end, paper industry specialists, paper dipping masters, and art theory experts are always invited alongside paper artists. Practical work is supplemented by lectures, courses, and discussions. Active contacts have been established with the Hungarian Society of Paper Art, Hungarian Society of Book Artists, International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists, paper mills, papermaking workshops, and educational institutions with paper art courses (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, University of Pécs Faculty of Music and Visual Arts, University of West Hungary, Kaposvár University Faculty of Arts, etc.)
Undergraduates are encouraged to take part in the colony’s work. Artistic educational institutions may, through individual agreements, make use of the colony's workshop during periods it is not in session.
The colony is open to all interested visitors and guests are welcome to try their hand at the ancient procedure on an open day organized every creative season. All symposia close with an exhibition arranged in either a home or a foreign art gallery.
The annually organized symposia are arranged and managed by Dr. József Jaksity and Dr. Erzsébet Lieber.
The paper art colony is not a single-model experiment but a series of different and ever-changing events organized in the framework of a ten-day-long programme from year to year.
Further information: Dr. Erzsébet Lieber – Kaposvár University Faculty of Arts
H-7400 Kaposvár, Bajcsy-Zs. E. u. 10.
Phone: +36 20 583 33 70
- YOUTH IN THE COUNTRY
"Youth in the Country" is an international photography project in which photography schools from all over Europe work together on one theme. Along with Kaposvár University, two Berlin institutions, the neunplus Fotografengemeinschaft and Fotografie am Schiffbauerdamm, will participate in the project under the frame of the ongoing “Project Bipolar.”
The theme, "Youth in the Country," touches on numerous current questions and discussions that play an important role both across borders and within each individual country: the difference between town and country life, the different lifestyles and development opportunities in each, and the relationships between young and old and their contrasting priorities and hopes for the future. Organized around these subjects, the project hopes to shed light on the confrontation between instinct for preservation and desire for change and how these play into the perpetual conflict between local traditions and global innovations.
For Eastern Europe, a unique spectrum of theoretical and artistic fields and possibilities for development has opened up in the rapid transformation of socialist states to democratic ones and in the accompanying social and economic changes. Issues such as the expansion of the EU and the related expectations, fears, and changes have huge significance for all involved.
Though many of these changes are undoubtedly good, the downside of modern development in both East and West is also evident: in East Germany and elsewhere whole tracts of land lie waste, no longer appearing to offer young people any professional or social future; cities are crowded with emigrants from the countryside and immigrants from abroad, heightening social, racial, and national tensions. In many cases, only a few kilometres separate inner city slums from the gated communities of the privileged.
In other areas of countryside, agricultural industrialisation is on the advance, and village life as an independent form of being is giving way under the dictates of competition, pressure for efficiency, and standardisation.
Where the landscape is particularly charming another phenomenon emerges: countryside and village life presented as an idyll. Instead of power-lines and monotonous architecture, we see timber-frame houses, restored mills, and nature reserves; instead of factory farms, there are old forges and cosy inns serving local specialities. It is the rural and bucolic rather than the developed and efficient that are exalted here; instead of the profitability criteria of agrarian economy, those of tourism hold sway.
The project "Youth in the Country" sets out to investigate, document, and comment on these developments and their effects and contradictions without incorporating them into a single polemical agenda. All of the photographers involved in the project may approach the theme objectively, through interchange, research, and literature, or quite subjectively, from their own experience, perception, and intuition. Maybe this will lead to the discovery of completely new ideals or alternative viewpoints—maybe to drastic insights and disillusionment.
“Youth in the Country” hopes to become a chapter in “Project Bipolar” wherein one theme is illuminated thoroughly by the work of diverse young talents of Hungary and Germany. The national and cultural interchange the project fosters will sharpen participants' self-awareness while awakening consciousness of the other perspectives.
Austria – Kunstuniversität, Linz
Bulgaria – New Bulgarian University, Sofia
England – Photodebut, London
France – Picturetank, Paris
Germany – Neunplus, Ostkrezschule, Berlin
Hungary – Kaposvár University, Kaposvár
Poland – Warszawska Szkola Fotografii, Warsaw
Romania – Universitatea Nationala De Arte, Bucharest
- ART COLONY AT PETÖRKE
The magnificent and picturesque Petörke Lake hosts this interesting and motivating event.
At the Art Colony the art students learn the different ways of perceiving and understanding the natural world. They are shown how to analyse and express its beauties. They primarily deal with applying colourful techniques, they are taught how to master the different tempera, watercolour and pastel crayon techniques
- The faculty hosts the following departments in line with its programmes:
- Dramatic arts
- Set design
- Visual education
- Photographic arts
- Communication and media sciences
- Art theory and history
- Motion picture and media
- University of Theatrical Arts of Targu Mures
- The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts Bratislava
- Burapha University in Thailand, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
- Kütahya Dumlupınar University in Turkey, Faculty of Arts
- Институт повышения квалификации работников телевидения и радиовещания - Institute of Professional Development of TV & Radio Specialists (Russia, Moscow)
- Всероссийский государственный университет кинематографии имени С. А. Герасимова –All-Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. A. Gerasimov
- Научно-исследовательский институт киноискусства - Film Art Research Institute (Russia, Moscow)
- Киноведческие записки - Film periodical (Russia, Moscow)