University of Applied Arts Vienna
The University of Applied Arts Vienna sees itself as a place for free artistic and academic expression and as a laboratory for artistic visions, which unfold their potentials in the society of the future. The university is home to students, many of whom coming from other countries, both within Europe and abroad. The broadspectrum of artistic disciplines, complemented by a large number of scientific subjects, enriches the special atmosphere that prevails at the "Angewandte".
The concept of the university as a place for critical reflection upon one’s personal thought and action, a place where questions are more important than patent solutions –this idea flourishes here. Studies are not limited to the mere conveyance of artistic techniques and skills. Rather, the development of individual artistic creativity and reflection upon one’s work on the basis of theories and concepts are our foremost priorities.
Faculties and programmes
Architecture | Fine Arts: Photography, Graphics & Printmaking, Site Specific Art, Painting, Painting & Animated Film and Sculpture & Space | Stage & Film Design | Design: Applied Photography & Time-Based Media, Graphic Design, Graphics & Advertising and Fashion |Industrial Design | Conservation & Restoration | Art Education: Art & Communication Practices (Fine Arts), Textiles – Free & Contextual Artistic Practice & Material Culture (Textile Design) and Design, Architecture & Environment (Design & Technology) | Media Arts: Digital Arts and Transmedia Arts | Social Design – Arts as urban Innovation | Language Arts (Creative Writing) |TransArts Postgraduate and doctoral Programmes | Artistic research PhD Programme | NEW: Cross-Disciplinary Strategies – Applied Studies in Art, Science, Philosophy and Global Challenges
Through exhibitions, symposia, discussion rounds on topical themes in society and diverse other events it refines the university’s profile as a site where not only artistic practiceis taught but also where the results are made accessible to interested audiences. The "Angewandte" also takes part in many important scientific events and art festivals such as the Vienna Biennale, Venice Biennale, Vienna Design Week and many others. International cooperations with leading universities around the globe underline the openminded policy of the "Angewandte". Last but not least: The "Angewandte" has become the leading competence centre in scientific and artistic research in Austria.
The essence. The highlight of an academic year is the annual exhibition. "The Essence" show cases the origins and development processes of selected individual and group projects by students and graduates. They represent the various art departments as extraordinary idea workshops with their own unique profile.
Show Angewandte. The fashion department’s show has become one of the major events of the Viennese fashion scene. It displays the outfits of the students and graduates designed and sewn under artistic guidance of the fashion instructor. Witty or experimental, clean lines or purism – originality is a must. Not least because of the continuous high quality of presented works and numerous successful graduates, including Bless, Petar Petrov, or Wendy&Jim.