Welcome to graphicarts.hu. What has long been only a wish of ours seems now to be fulfilled, that we can present the web interface of the Graphic Department of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. The website is made to connect the community of graphic artists. The creators made a well-functioning system, which tries to inform the visitors about the works of the students; the Hungarian and international events of graphic arts; the traditional and contemporary phenomena; interdisciplinary connections of contemporary printmaking in various ways. We attempt to give useful help, and impress the evolution and progress of contemporary art. The other purpose of graphicarts.hu is to show the education in our Department.
The Hungarian University of Fine Arts provides education and training to the future artists of the Hungarian cultural scene in visual arts. During the course our institution preserves the traditional basis, while also cultivates continuous renewal and keeps up with the fresh trends of contemporary arts. In addition to practical training, theoretical subjects provide an important component of education at the University.
The Printmaking Department of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts has been the only institute of higher education in our country, where printmaking is taught on gradual level. The number of those who take entrance examinations here has been constantly high for many years. There are many students who join us for partial training and we accept also students of other departments for a partial training.
Graduate education in the Graphic Arts specialization focuses on the theoretical foundations and practical application of autonomous, printmaking and functional graphic genres. Teaching in drawing is combined with courses introducing students to the basics of traditional printmaking techniques with intensive workshop assignments. Under the coordination of instructors, students shape their graphic program at their own discretion to suit their personal needs. The work of the students can consist of free drawing, a series produced by a reproduction technique, a folder of drawings, illustrations, or graphic installation. Thanks to the development of departmental workshops, we have all the necessary apparatus in place for letterpress printing, intaglio printing and lithography. The screen printing shop employs the newest, environmentally friendly technologies. These facilities are complemented by a well-equipped photo lab and computer work stations.
As a perfect drawing skill is necessary for practicing graphic arts, we give a special attention to drawing practice in the first two academic years. From the third academic year they may decide either to choose the autonomous graphic techniques or to adopt the multiplying procedures. Our aim is to help the formation of creative personalities and to support their professional and artistic performance. We cultivate the traditions of modern Hungarian graphic art to encourage the variety of genres. The Graphic Arts department gives free to all valuable artistic initiatives.
If you are interested in the Graphic Arts department of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, you can study at the university with Erasmus exchange program from one semester to an entire academic year. If you wish to know more information about the Erasmus exchange program, please visit the official website of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. If you have further questions about the Application Procedure, please contact the International Office at your university.